|Laser Unit Donation to help Breast Cancer Patients|
|Written by Communications Team|
St. Peter’s Hospital League of Friends has donated two state of the art laser units to the hospital’s breast care team, for the treatment of lymphoedema, or swelling that can occur after treatment for breast cancer.
Said Faithe Cockroft, Senior Specialist Breast Care Nurse, “We are very grateful to the League of Friends for this generous donation, which will make a real difference to our patients.
“Many women undergoing treatment for breast cancer suffer from painful swelling in their arms called lymphoedema, which can be very distressing. We have already been treating patients successfully with a laser unit the Friends had previously donated. These new laser units will mean that patients can treat themselves at home and avoid unnecessary trips to hospital, so we can treat a greater number of patients more conveniently.”
Picture shows (L to R): Chairman of St. Peter’s League of Friends, Jim McCall, with Regina Santos, Lead Senior Specialist Breast Care Nurse, Faithe Cockroft, Senior Specialist Breast Care Nurse and Lynn Finch of Haddenham Healthcare, supplier of the laser units.
Chairman of the League of Friends, Jim McCall added: “We are very happy to help out at St. Peter’s Hospital where patient care is involved.”