The digital PET-CT scanner is a device which allows highly accurate and detailed imaging of tumour foci in children bodies. This equipment purchased by the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity Foundation for nearly PLN 16 mln is the most expensive machine in the history of the GOCC.
Cancer Prevention and Treatment
Our most recent and significant purchase geared towards early cancer diagnostics in children is PET/CT donated to Children's Memorial Hospital. We purchased this only device used in pediatric diagnostic for almost PLN 16 million.
The Regional Centre for Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment was opened in Zduńska Wola in October 2018. It has been furnished with equipment provided by the Great Orchestra of the Christmas Charity Foundation. Having seen the strides, doctors from Zduńska-Wola are making in preventing and treating women's cancer, we want similar medical facilities to be established nationwide. Such centres will improve women's cancer treatment in Poland by enabling doctors to discover cancer symptoms as early as possible.
Because we have "saved" 20 000 000 PLN on our latest medical shopping, we are ready to use the money to fund the development of women's cancer prevention and diagnosis centres - focusing on cervical and breast cancer, therefore. Therefore, we would like to focus on treatment and prevention.
Zduńska-Wola facility received equipment such as:
- high-class ultrasonograph with elastography software and Share Wave technology
- high-class colonoscope
- laboratory centrifuges
- DNA and RNA laminar flow cabinet
- high-class medical fridges and freezers
The overall worth of the equipment our charity has donated reached over PLN 1.5 million.
It is important to note that all tests conducted by the facility are covered by national health insurance, are publicly available and free of charge.
We would like to use the good practices established in Zduńska-Wola Treatment and Prevention to inspire the creation of similar medical facilities across the country. Our dream is to establish many more cancer prevention and treatment facilities, train doctors and medical staff to improve the chances of diagnosing and curing cancer in Polish women. Unfortunately, approximately 100 000 women are diagnosed with cancer each year, while breast cancer is still the most frequently diagnosed type of cancer in Poland.
Celebrations of the centenary of Polish independence seem like a very appropriate time to make such dreams.
Please find out more about our medical initiative here.