Cancer survivor Karen Allen has gone through her own journey and watched many of her family members do the same, with a very difficult outcome.
Watch her story and hear why supporting this campaign is vitally important to the future of cancer patient care in Saskatchewan.
Last year, 5600 people in Saskatchewan were diagnosed with cancer. And nearly half of those patients will undergo radiation therapy at some point in their treatment.
A critical first step in that journey is a CT Simulation.
The Simulation performed by a CT Simulator provides each patient’s medical team with the images they need to determine the most effective, efficient and exact radiation treatment plan possible.
This ensures healthy tissue is not harmed while the radiation beams target the cancer tumours.
And new technology is now available. 4D technology incorporates the dimension of time, which accounts for breathing and organ function.
Just imagine a lung tumour and how breathing moves the tumour. Now, with new 4D technology the CT Simulator can account for that to allow for more targeted radiation treatments.
The Saskatchewan Cancer Agency has two CT Simulators in the province, one at the Allan Blair Cancer Centre in Regina and the other at the Saskatoon Cancer Centre. They both need to be replaced and with your help investment will be made in the $3 million purchase of two 4D CT Simulators for cancer patients.
Make sure those you love have the best equipment possible should they need it.Donate
Check out the photos from our Sept. 11, 2019 launch of the CT Simulator Community Campaign.