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Cutting-edge Technology Arrives at Preston
Lung Cancer is the 2nd most common cancer in the UK with around 43,500 cases every year and parts of Lancashire having higher than the national average of incidences. Patients with a variety of cancers including lung, oesophageal, breast, renal, bowel and lymphoma risk developing secondary tumours in their lungs. Clinicians are seeing an increasing number of these cases which are problematic to accurately assess because of potential life threatening difficulties in obtaining high quality images of the whole organ.
The next generation of endobronchial ultrasound technology (EBUS) is now available at Royal Preston Hospital, allowing clinicians to safely insert a probe into the lungs and take high quality images. Dr Munavvar, Consultant Chest Physician says, ‘the higher quality images will assist us in predicting malignancy more accurately. It will particularly help patients who may have lesions which are potentially curable but notoriously difficult to diagnose in a safe and minimally invasive fashion’. This equipment, the first of its kind in the UK, will hopefully improve survival rates for future lung cancer sufferers.
You can click here to view the video showing you how EBUS will help in the diagnosis treatment of lung cancer.
However, In order to keep it here, the Rosemere Cancer Foundation needs to raise £100,000 to purchase it. To date we have identified nearly £70,000 of funding, we now only need £30,000 to keep this very latest technology here for the benefit of people from all over the regions.
To find out more please contact Paula Richardson on
01772 522913 or Paula.email@example.com