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Breast Cancer is Scourge. Help us Purchase a Mammography Unit!

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Breast Cancer is Scourge. Help us Purchase a Mammography Unit!
Year(s)
2016
Invested Amount
$22,500

Project

CSSS de La Côte-de-Gaspé (Hôpital Hôtel-Dieu de Gaspé)

Maintain safe, community-based care through the purchase of a new mammography unit.

Description

The mammography unit at the CSSS de La Côte-de-Gaspé had to be replaced as soon as possible as it no longer met the standards of the Quebec Ministry of Health and Social Services. Indeed, after 15 years of use, it was no longer covered by the manufacturer warranty. The new mammography unit has just been set up at the Hôpital Hotel-Dieu de Gaspé.

The investment of the Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation represents 10% of the purchase and installation cost of the new DR mammography unit tomosynthesis extendible, 2D Hologic model of the Christie company, at the Designated Screening Centre (CDD) du CSSS de La Côte-de-Gaspé. Hence, this investment contributes to breast cancer screening in Gaspésie as well as to the maintenance of safe, community-based care for women.

For information purposes, 2,000 mammographies per year are performed at the CSSS de La Côte-de-Gaspé.