Kenmure Fights Cancer’s recent contributions have helped provide an electronic door opener at Park Ridge Health’s Oncology & Infusion Center for better wheelchair access, technology to aid in locating patients’ veins for more comfortable treatment, and the purchase of a stereotactic breast biopsy unit. Stereotactic biopsy is extensively used by radiologists and breast surgeons specializing in breast imaging to obtain tissue samples containing microcalcifications, which can be an early sign of breast cancer. Patients benefit greatly from this advanced technology because it identifies the exact location of the abnormality by using a computer and X-rays taken from at least two different angles.
In the last seven years, Kenmure Fights Cancer has donated $110,795 to Park Ridge Health cancer programs and initiatives. Kenmure Fights Cancer is a community-focused initiative that raises money exclusively for cancer programs offered by hospitals in the Hendersonville area. All of Kenmure Fights Cancer’s contributions are earmarked specifically for equipment and technology to enhance patient care in the realm of cancer treatment.
This year, contributions will provide new recliners for the Park Ridge Health Infusion Center. These specially designed recliners are heated which patients love since chemotherapy infusions are cold and many times can last for six hours.