Cobalt

Breast Cancer Equipment Appeal

Innovative 3D mammography equipment will enable doctors us to spot breast cancer at an earlier stage, which makes cancer treatment more effective for patients. Medical charity Cobalt supports patients and the NHS by helping to purchase equipment not ordinarily available within the NHS budgets.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 27 November 2018 to 12:00 PM, 4 December 2018

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1090790)

Check mark Match funded

Amount raised

£52,474

Donations

121

    Category

    Helping

Location

  • Cobalt‚Äôs mission has always been to ensure that patients have access to the very best equipment for their diagnosis.

    — Peter Sharpe, CEO Cobalt

  • This advanced technology 3d mammography (also known as Tomosynthesis) will make it easier to detect breast cancer.

    — Professor Iain Lyburn, Consultant Radiologist

  • 'As a survivor of breast cancer I know that early diagnosis can help to save lives. I have been raising money for Cobalt for more than ten years to help support the important work they do.'

    — Jenny Bailey, Cobalt Volunteer

  • Cobalt’s mission has always been to ensure that patients have access to the very best equipment for their diagnosis.

    — Peter Sharpe, CEO Cobalt

  • 'As a survivor of breast cancer I know that early diagnosis can help to save lives. I have been raising money for Cobalt for more than ten years to help support the important work they do.'

    — Jenny Bailey, Cobalt Volunteer

  • This advanced technology 3d mammography (also known as Tomosynthesis) will make it easier to detect breast cancer.

    — Professor Iain Lyburn, Consultant Radiologist

Situation

About one in eight women are diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime*. We want to make breast cancer diagnosis and treatment more accurate and effective at an earlier stage using the latest technology. When diagnosed at its earliest stage, women with breast cancer will survive their disease for 5 years or more, compared with 3 in 20 women when the disease is diagnosed at the latest stage*. Please help us to provide patients with the best possible care. *Office for National Statistics

Solution

We would like to raise funds for a 3D Mammography System. This is a state of the art screening and diagnostic breast imaging tool designed to improve the early detection of breast cancer. Mammogram pictures are normally 2 dimensional but the new system will provide 3D pictures, more like a hologram, of the whole of the breast. This will enable doctors to identify breast cancer at an earlier stage, which can make treatment more effective. It will also reduce the number of unnecessary procedures.