The October 15 Dedicated Offering will raise funds for the new Breast Center at Cooley Dickinson Hospital, appropriately during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Here in Massachusetts, we have a rate of breast cancer that is 5% higher than the national average, and Hampshire County has the highest incidence of breast cancer in the state.

The new Breast Center at Cooley Dickinson Hospital opened in the summer of 2017.  Cooley Dickinson’s radiologists, surgeons, nurses, mammography technologists, facilities and environmental personnel, development staff and generous donors collaborated to design, build, fund, and execute the clinical operations of this unique center for breast care. The Center takes a multidisciplinary approach, with comprehensive services including: breast exams and screening, diagnostic breast imaging, biopsy and wire localization, ultrasound, and bone density screening. The Center has increased the space devoted to Cooley Dickinson’s breast care services by nearly 2.5 times. This consolidation into a single, larger space will result in numerous benefits including: bright, welcoming space and dedicated entrance and spacious exam rooms.

The Center uses 3D mammography with C-View TM software for greater accuracy, lower X-ray dose, and less discomfort for patients.

Many members and friends of the UUSA have used the services of Cooley Dickinson for breast cancer diagnosis and treatment, so the new Center is a welcome addition to our community.

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