Go Pink to fund specialised equipment for breast cancer care at West Moreton Health

We need your help to raise much-needed funds for equipment like mobile stereotactic chairs.

These specialised chairs can help get women and patients into the correct, comfortable, and safe position during mammography screenings and stereotactic breast biopsy procedures.

With your support, we can make a local difference to the care of breast cancer patients in our community by providing a little more comfort during an uncomfortable experience.

There are so many ways you can make a local difference and Go Pink with us – explore them now!

Ways to Go Pink

One in seven women will develop breast cancer by the age of 85. Finding breast cancer early can increase treatment option and save lives. A breast screen only takes 30 mins.

AmandaNurse Unit Manager

What is a mammogram?

A mammogram is a low-dose x-ray of the breast tissue. It can check a lump or other change found in a physical examination. It can also show changes that can’t be felt during a physical examination. The breast is placed between two x-ray plates, pressed together firmly for a few moments to spread the breast tissue out so that clear pictures can be taken. Some pressure will be felt, which can be quite uncomfortable.

What is a stereotactic breast biopsy?

A stereotactic breast biopsy is a procedure that uses mammography to precisely identify and biopsy an abnormality within the breast – take a small sample of cells from the lump or area of concern. A specialist doctor examines the sample and checks it for cancer cells under a microscope. It’s less invasive than surgical biopsy and leaves little to no scarring.

There are very few people who haven’t been effected by cancer in our community. Having better care closer to home makes the journey so much more manageable, especially in regional communities.

TanyaFormer Breast Cancer Patient

Having the right people around you is so important during treatment. The support network you have, friends, family and colleagues are just as important as the team and equipment at the Hospital.

EmmaCurrent Breast Cancer Patient

A stereotactic breast biopsy chair can make a huge difference to the experience. The chair can make the experience so much more comfortable.

LeilaPrevious Breast Cancer Patient

“Having breast cancer is like rollercoaster. What a breast cancer nurse does is make those big ups and big downs as level as possible"

KarenMcGrath Breast Care Nurse