Bath Cancer Unit Support Group

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Copperfield,19A Westwood Road
BA14 9BR

01225 769393

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The charity is currently raising money for four projects:
  1. £100,000 Upgraded Solid– State Gamma Camera.
    This is in addition to the £240,00 already raised and donated to the RUH, and will ensure that the hospital has the most advanced camera available for diagnosis.
  2. £14,318 Palliative Care Family Quiet Room refurbishment.
    The specialist palliative care team recently moved to a new permanent office on the main hospital corridor. Next to the team office is a redundant store room.  The Charity has agreed funds to enable this room to be refurbished to create a compassionate and dignified quiet room next to the team office. This room will be invaluable in enabling the team to meet with families away from the wards if this is their preference and to meet with visitors who arrive at the office seeking advice.
  3. £502 Hand Held Vascular Doppler Plus Probe.
    The breast surgical team are expanding the range of oncoplastic surgical procedures offered.  The team are now using local perforator flaps from the chest wall to reconstruct a defect in the breast created after resectional surgery for cancer.  It is hoped that through this approach the number of patients requiring a mastectomy will reduce.  The Doppler enables the team to identify the important blood vessels that keep the flap alive and is used in the outpatient clinic to plan for the operation and in the operating theatre.
  4. £5000 Portable ultrasound unit.The Cancer Unit has high definition fixed Ultrasound Scanners used by the Breast Radiologists, however it is useful to have, in addition, a small portable scanner for use in the Outpatient Clinic Room and Operating Theatre.  It will be used:
    - To identify the presence and facilitate treatment and drainage of breast abscesses;
    - To monitor the effectiveness of anti-Oestrogen Medical Therapy for breast cancer patients unable to have surgery;
    - In the Operating Theatre to help more accurately locate the position of the tumour and facilitate its complete removal.

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