Please help raise £500,000 for the Tomosynthesis appeal
This vital equipment is proven to detect breast cancer earlier. With your support we can help more women in Surrey, Sussex and Hampshire to beat breast cancer.
Miss Tracey Irvine, Consultant Breast Surgeon and Clinical Director of the Royal Surrey’s breast unit, tells us why a Tomosynthesis machine will make such a difference: “Over 50,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer in the UK every year. We are making great advances in breast cancer treatment and our survival rates in Surrey are the best in the UK. But, we can always do more.
“Unfortunately not every woman will survive breast cancer, but the earlier it is detected, the better the chance we have of curing the disease with less invasive treatments.
“The women we treat are not just breast cancer patients; they are mothers, daughters, sisters and friends. And we need your help to give them their very best chance of survival.”
Why do we need a Tomosynthesis machine?
Research studies around the world have shown that Tomosynthesis increases the cancer detection rate in women attending a breast screening appointment by at least 25 per cent. With your help, we can buy this life-saving equipment for breast cancer screening at the Royal Surrey.
Once enough money has been raised to purchase a Tomosynthesis machine, all surplus donations will go towards other life-saving equipment to help detect women’s cancers, including ultrasound scanners for the Royal Surrey’s gynae-oncology unit.