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The following are examples of the equipment LFBC has purchased for the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Cancer Centre in Birmingham since the charity’s formation in June 2000. Our fund-raising started with a £5,000 cooling cap and through the years has progressed to £150,000 ultra sound scanner:

  • Cooling Cap to prevent or reduce the loss of hair during the chemotherapy process.
  • Faxitron X Ray machine to enable microscopic clarity for breast biopsies, lumpectomies and pathology samples.
  • DC Digital Camera, used in conjunction with the Faxitron, to create magnified images and provides ultra high resolution.
  • Medical Fridge and Temperature Chart for the Chemotherapy Department to ensure that all treatment is kept at exactly the correct temperature.
  • Tattooing Equipment, to aid reconstruction of the nipple. Surgical techniques for this process are limited and often unsuccessful. This state of the art technique provides women with another option to boost self confidence post surgery.
  • Mobile Mammography Trailer, enabling up to ten women an hour to be x-rayed in their local area liposuction Unit. This means that the disease can be caught early, increasing chance of successful treatment.
  • Headlight for precise lighting when the breast cancer surgeon is operating.
  • Ultra Sound Scanner, providing 3D Ultra sound Tomography which is the “gold standard” for diagnosing breast disease.
  • Digital Mammogram Unit, high resolution picture, higher in contrast which is better for women who have dense breast tissue and are under the age of 50 or pre-menopausal.

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