New Ultrasound Machine at Thomas Linacre Breast Centre
As we know, early detection of breast cancer is often the key to successful treatment, and organisations like ours, Boot Out Breast Cancer, are working tirelessly to support this cause. On September 12, 2023, a significant milestone was achieved as we visited the Thomas Linacre Breast Centre in Wigan to unveil a new ultrasound machine that we donated.
The Thomas Linacre Breast Centre, plays a vital role in breast cancer screening, diagnosis, and treatment. Their dedication to providing top-notch healthcare services and advancing breast cancer research is commendable. The addition of this cutting-edge ultrasound machine is a testament to their commitment to excellence and to our mission of improving breast cancer detection and care.
Ultrasound technology is an invaluable tool in the fight against breast cancer. It allows for non-invasive imaging that can identify suspicious breast masses, helping healthcare professionals diagnose and stage the disease. Moreover, ultrasound-guided biopsies are crucial in obtaining tissue samples for further analysis, enabling doctors to make informed decisions about treatment
The new ultrasound machine we donated is state-of-the-art, and equipped with the latest advancements in breast imaging technology. It offers higher resolution, improved image quality, and enhanced diagnostic capabilities. This means that patients at the Thomas Linacre Breast Centre will receive even more accurate and timely diagnoses, ultimately leading to better outcomes.
The unveiling ceremony was a heartfelt event attended by members of Boot Out Breast Cancer, the dedicated healthcare professionals at the Thomas Linacre Breast Centre, and breast cancer battlers who shared their inspiring stories. It was a moment to celebrate the power of community support in the fight against breast cancer.
We can’t express enough, our gratitude to everyone who has supported our fundraising efforts. The staff at the Thomas Linacre Breast Centre echoed these sentiments.
Dr Amruta Talwalkar, Director of South Lancashire Breast Screening Service and Consultant Radiologist at WWL commented: ‘This extra ultrasound machine will make a significant positive impact for women awaiting a potential cancer diagnosis and for our consultants and practitioners in terms of efficiency.’
Also attending the event was WWL’s Chief Executive, Silas Nicholls, who commended the fundraising efforts of every single contributor to the campaign, adding: ‘The people of Wigan really do know how to make a difference to our community, raising funds in so many ways – skydiving, concerts, dinner dances.’
Finally, Dr. Talwalkar stressed the importance of early detection saying: ‘In some areas of Lancashire, three in ten women currently do not attend their breast screening appointments. If breast cancer is diagnosed at the earliest stage of its development, it is estimated that after five years 99 out of 100 women diagnosed will still be alive, so being screened regularly and detecting changes early is very important.’
The partnership between Boot Out Breast Cancer and the Thomas Linacre Breast Centre is a shining example of what can be achieved when organisations and individuals come together to combat a common enemy. Early detection, awareness, and support are vital in this fight.