The Dane G. Hansen Foundation has awarded the HaysMed Foundation a $100,000 grant towards the purchase of digital tomosynthesis equipment at the HaysMed Breast Care Center. HaysMed will be the second medical center in the State, with the University of Kansas Medical Center, to have this latest technology in mammography.
The state-of-the-art technology produces a three dimensional image of the breast and improves cancer screening and detection. It provides a clearer, more accurate view of the breast and allows doctors to more effectively pinpoint the size, shape and location of any abnormalities. This can lead to better detection, fewer false positive results and greater peace of mind. After skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in women in the United States. When breast cancer is found early and confined to the breast, the 5-year relative survival rate today is 99%.
“The Hansen Foundation has been a tremendous supporter of our medical center for many years” stated Dr. John Jeter, President and CEO of HaysMed. “We believe everyone in western Kansas deserves great healthcare and convenient access to specialized services. The generosity of the Hansen Foundation helps carry out this mission.”
The HaysMed Foundation continues to seek private gifts to fund the cost of the digital tomosynthesis equipment. Those wishing to contribute to the project can write the HaysMed Foundation, 2220 Canterbury Drive, Hays, Kansas 67601 or call (785) 623-2350.