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Your donations go towards supporting our patient days and coffee mornings where we bring together patients and their families and friends, which you can read more about under Patient Days, and we also want to be able to provide scanning equipment in the Cancer Centres across Ireland.

Without the generosity of our supporters, we wouldn’t be able to do the work we do in helping women and their families touched by ovarian cancer.If you would like to make a donation to OvaCare you can do so online via Paypal secure payment system. Please click the ‘Donate Now’ button below to make a donation.

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Ultrasound/Scanning Machines are needed for Early Detection

We need your help to secure these machines…
The bottom line is that early detection of ovarian cancer  – can save lives. This is why having the availability of specialist scanning/ultrasound machines is of significant importance and also helps to create effective strategies for prevention of the disease. This would enable efficient ovarian and uterine scanning at first visit for patients being investigated for a possible cancer.

Ultrasound is often the first test done if a problem with the ovaries is suspected. It (ultrasonography) is the use of sound waves to create an image on a video screen. It can be useful in finding an ovarian tumor and seeing if it is a solid mass or a fluid-filled cyst. It can also be used to get a better look at the ovary to see how big it is and how it looks inside (the internal appearance or complexity). These factors help the doctor decide if the masses or cysts need immediate or specific treatment.

Our goal is to be able to place at least one Ultrasound Machine in each of the designated gynaecological cancer centres: St. James’s Hospital, St. Vincent’s Hospital, the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Cork University Hospital, Waterford Regional Hospital, University Hospital Limerick and Galway University Hospital. (7 of the 8 cancer centres are designated for gynaecological surgery). Some of the larger centres may require two machines. These machines do not come particularly cheap. If we purchase two machines at a time, the quote to us is reduced from 50k Euro each to 45k Euro each.

Your sponsorship means so much to so many.
So you see that your sponsorship for or towards the purchase of one or more of these vital machines can make a significant difference to early detection and the saving of lives. The importance of securing this specialist equipment cannot be over emphasised, but we need your help to realise this goal. We anticipate that the demand for ultrasounds will greatly increase once the GP guidelines for ovarian cancer are released.