Mammography at CCH
Our Hospital is proud to care for local patients within our
mammography department. Early detection is an important part of
the services supporting breast health at CCH and our Foundation is
currently fundraising for 2 Mammography Biopsy Guns.
What is a Mammography Biopsy Gun?
If your doctor tells you a biopsy is required, it doesn’t mean you have
cancer, but it’s important to investigate things further. Your journey
starts when a small tissue sample is taken right in the mammography
department, using a Mammography Biopsy Gun. Once a biopsy is
taken, the sample moves on to the lab and from there assessment
can be made to determine whether it’s a benign diagnosis or a care
plan is needed.
Why do we need this important piece of equipment?
This delicate piece of equipment is an essential part of diagnosis, but it needs periodic replacement to sustain its use and serve our patients properly.
How will the completion of this project directly benefit the residents of the Cornwall area?
Did you know CCH performs an average of 3 breast biopsies per week? That’s 156 annually. Our community benefits from having this same-day procedure in a familiar environment.
$10,000 will purchase both Mammography Biopsy Guns and support breast care health at CCH.
If we are the funding recipients for this event, our fundraising efforts will be complete for both items and we will be able to purchase both devices.