We have in Conjunction with Wollongong Hospital purchased and Endoscopic Ultrasound machine. The Illawarra Cancer Carers have contributed $200,000 of the $300,000 purchase price. We would like to thank all our supporters of the Banquet at the Beach this year where most of this money was raised. In Particular we would like to thank The Kollaras Family,The late Jan Bourne and the Jeanetta Winkless family trust. We are very grateful of the support we get from the Illawarra business community and the general public.
This machine will help detect cancers that ordinary ultrasounds cannot because it operates internally and can also take biopsies.
- pancreatic cancer (diagnosis, tissue)
- lung cancer (lymph nodes, adrenal glands)
- rectal cancer (stage – implications for treatment)
- anal cancer (stage – implications for treatment)
This is another big step forward in the treatment of Illawarra’s cancer patients