Help Cobalt to fund Breast Cancer Research Nurses
Keeping Gloucestershire ahead - funding Breast Cancer research nurses
Cobalt has supported breast cancer services since the screening programme was launched in 1990. In 2019 we were able to purchase new 3D mammography equipment which enables a more accurate diagnosis of breast cancer at an earlier stage. It is hoped that the introduction of this improved technology will help to reduce the number of deaths from breast cancer. Now, 28,000 screening mammograms are carried out each year and up to 125 symptomatic patients are also seen each week at the Thirlestaine Breast Centre in Gloucestershire.
We now have an opportunity to use the expertise at the Thirlestaine Breast Centre and the new diagnostic equipment to participate in vital research. In order to do this Cobalt are supporting the funding for two breast cancer research nurses. Research is vital to find out which treatments work better for patients, however there is no available funding within NHS budgets for these posts - they only continue with charitable support.
The equipment makes it possible to
Detect breast cancer at an earlier stage
Enable more accurate detections
Make treatment more effective and reduce unnecessary procedures
Advance research into this important area using the latest equipment
Ultimately deliver cost saving for the NHS
We are delighted to be able to offer patients the best chance of early diagnosis, more effective treatment and ultimately save lives.