About 1 in 8 U.S. women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of their lifetime. In 2015 about 2,350 new cases of breast cancer in men will be diagnosed as well. Survival rates for women and men are similar depending on the stage of cancer at the time of diagnosis. Most of us have had, a family member, or close friend who has been diagnosed with breast cancer, and understand the importance of early diagnosis and treatment.
Comanche County Memorial Hospital (CCMH) is preparing to launch its first ever comprehensive breast program and we are asking for your support to do it. The funds raised will be used for the purchase of state-of-the-art digital mammography, tomosynthesis, stereotactic breast biopsy, risk assessment software, as well as other new technology and equipment to help win the battle against breast cancer. Our comprehensive, Center for Breast Health at CCMH will focus on the whole continuum of breast cancer to include: prevention, genetic counseling and early detection for those at high risk, through the entire process of diagnosis, treatment, and lifetime management.
Other features of the new service include a breast cancer Fast Track to achieve the goal of taking a patient from their initial mammogram, to diagnosing and creating a breast cancer treatment plan within a few days! Our hope is to identify and diagnose abnormal results immediately in order to get our patients on the road to a cure without unnecessary waiting and worrying.
With limited funding and growing needs we ask for your support. We hope you will choose to join us in helping provide our community with a state of the art Center for Breast Health, in Southwest Oklahoma.
One added benefit in making a gift now, is that the McMahon Foundation will match all gifts up to $250,000 so your gift can be doubled if made by December 31, 2015. We hope you will join us in making this happen.
For questions or for information regarding naming opportunities please contact, Lea Ann Chandler at 580-585-5406 or LeaAnnChandler@ccmhonline.com