Im­prov­ing breast can­cer care

The Western Star - - OBITUARIES / LIFESTYLES - DIANE CROCKER/THE WEST­ERN STAR

Breast can­cer care and im­proved over­all health care in west­ern New­found­land and Labrador are the fo­cus of a two-year case for sup­port fundrais­ing cam­paign launched by the West­ern Re­gional Hos­pi­tal Foundation in Cor­ner Brook on June 6. The cam­paign has a goal of rais­ing $1,003,000 to pur­chase a 3D mam­mog­ra­phy unit, a lym­phatic map­ping probe and a gen­eral ul­tra­sound. The foundation says all three pieces of equip­ment will pro­vide en­hanced tech­nol­ogy, clearer im­agery, ear­lier can­cer de­tec­tion, su­pe­rior di­ag­nos­tic ca­pa­bil­i­ties and greater ef­fi­cien­cies in the med­i­cal imag­ing de­part­ment as well as less in­va­sive treat­ment op­tions and bet­ter tu­mour lo­cal­iza­tion in the op­er­at­ing room. Ra­di­ol­o­gists Dr. Jennifer Lom­bard, left, and Dr. Ed Mercer spoke about the three pieces of equip­ment dur­ing the launch.

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