The Touch of Pink Appeal is raising funds for the Breast Unit at Milton Keynes Hospital - for patients screened or treated for breast cancer. Thanks to the generosity of the community, we can make a huge difference to patient care.
Launched in April 2012, the appeal successfully raised £80,000 for a digital x-ray machine for specimens removed during surgery. The use of this machine has shortened surgical procedures, improved accuracy and reduced the need for re-operation in several women undergoing breast cancer treatment. We are now fundraising for a second, smaller Digital Specimen X-ray Cabinet for use within the Breast Care Unit during the process of initial diagnosis and management for women who may have breast cancer or who are thought to have breast cancer.
This additional machine is needed for the Breast Imaging Unit to X-ray tissues samples from biopsies taken during the process of cancer diagnosis and to aid better and more informed cancer treatments. This machine will aid in earlier detection of breast cancer and potentially reduces the need for some surgical procedures. The machine will cost around £40,000 and we are looking for people to support our appeal today.
The cancer performance at Milton Keynes Hospital is exemplary. Evaluations and external reviews show that we are currently delivering excellent access times and good services, but Milton Keynes is a growing city and demand for services is increasing - so why not help us to help make a real difference to our patients!