Photographed: L-R Ms Seetharam, Clare Ayres, Marcie Turner, Evelyn Stocks, Barbara Foulger and Gill Smith from the Bosom Buddies.

On Monday 16th July, representatives from Bosom Buddies Kent, a breast cancer support group, came to Darent Valley Hospital to see the Mammotome machine that was purchased with £6,000 they donated to our Cancer Fighting Fund, having raised it through their fundraising efforts. 

Consultant Breast Surgeon Ms Seetharam and Marcie Turner from the Empress Unit, explained how this new machine took a larger biopsy than the previous machine, meaning the larger sample could give more conclusive results as to whether there was a presence of cancer, meaning patients were less likely to have unnecessary surgery. 

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