The BC Cancer Foundation has launched a fundraising campaign for the purchase and installation of a new PET/CT scanner at the BC Cancer Agency’s Sindi Ahluwalia Hawkins Centre for the Southern Interior. PET/CT is vital in helping doctors diagnose cancer and create treatment plans for patients.
There are currently only two publicly funded PET/CT scanners in B.C., both located at the BC Cancer Vancouver Centre. Currently, more than 800 patients from the Southern Interior have to travel to Vancouver each year for a PET/CT scan they're counting on to save their lives. Many more are too unwell or don't have the support network to make the trip. With more than 5,000 new cancer diagnoses expected this year in the region, the time to bring this essential diagnostic tool to Kelowna is now.
With your help, PET/CT technology can provide more people with the most effective cancer care possible, without having to leave the region. Please, make a donation today and help revolutionize cancer care in the Southern Interior!