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Consultant lays screening benefits on the line

The Island's breast consultant Millie Bello is appealing to older women to attend their breast screening appointments.

Women over the age of 50 are invited to a screening session every two years but there's concern the take-up rate is only 65 to 70 per cent.

The benefits of early diagnosis will be outlined by Ms Bello at a Meet the Consultant event in Douglas tonight (Monday).

She says several factors make some women reluctant to attend - and she wants to address those at the meeting, which starts at 7.30pm at Douglas Golf Club.

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