We know how important it is that our medical teams have access to the latest technology to deliver the best possible care, that’s why we work together with Sheffield Teaching Hospitals to ensure that local patients have access to the latest cutting-edge equipment.

Pancreatic cancer patients now have better chances

Pancreatic cancer is the fifth most common cause of cancer related deaths in the UK. It is hard to detect and it is widely accepted that an early diagnosis is vital to increasing the chances of survival.

Previously, diagnosis was determined by either CT and MRI scans or an endoscopic ultrasound, but often produced inconsistent or void results causing patients to have to undergo repeat procedures and lose precious time.

Thanks to the supporters of Sheffield Hospitals Charity we have been able to purchase a Specialised Ultrasound Processor. We investigate and diagnose a large number of cancers and this equipment allows us to diagnose and treat patients as quickly as possible.

Anna Hawley, Senior Sister on the Clinical Investigations Unit

But thanks to our generous supporters, a Specialised Ultrasound Processor has now been purchased that can analyse the density of tissue in the body and therefore detect tumours that could not otherwise be shown on 2D scans. It increases accuracy of results despite severe inflammation and significantly reduces the need for repeat tests leading to quicker diagnosis and an earlier start with treatment. This life-saving equipment now ensures that around 800 patients a year have a better chance of beating pancreatic cancer.

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