Help Cobalt to fund Breast Cancer Research Nurses
Keeping Gloucestershire ahead - funding Breast Cancer research nurses
Thanks to your support we were able to purchase new equipment for the Thirlestaine Breast Centre. The new 3D mammography equipment 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. Cobalt has supported breast cancer services since the screening programme was launched in 1990, almost thirty years ago. Now, 28,000 screening mammograms are carried out each year and up to 125 symptomatic patients are also seen each week.
We now have an opportunity to use the expertise at the Thirlestaine Breast Centre and the new equipment to participate in research. Cobalt will be raising funds for two new breast cancer research nurses to enable breast cancer research trials.
Our new equipment will:
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.