Your generous gift of $50 will help raise the $123,000 needed to buy RNSH Radiation Oncology Department new equipment used in the treatment of cancer.
It never gets easier telling a patient that they have cancer. Sadly, as a cancer specialist at Royal North Shore Hospital, this is something I have to do every day.
But, thankfully, I also get to tell patients that they are cancer-free. That they have won their battle. Their treatment has worked and they can get on with their lives.
At RNSH, we pride ourselves on the care and support we give patients and as doctors and specialists, we want to ensure that we always, always, have access to the most up-to-date and advanced medical equipment used in the treatment of cancer.
Our radiation oncology unit treats over 1200 patients each year, but three important pieces of equipment used in radiation therapy, are coming to the end of their working life and we want to replace them as soon as possible.
HOW YOUR GIFT WILL HELP:
Whatever you can give this tax time, I assure you, it will be of benefit to hundreds of cancer patients over the next decade. And as a specialist in this area, I can’t tell you the joy that will bring.
Professor Stephen Clarke
Clinical Director, Cancer and Palliative Care Network NSLHD
P.S To understand in real terms the difference your gift will make, read Kerrie’s story here.