MAKING CANCER VISIBLE

Many of us have experienced an X-ray, ultrasound or scan of some sort; whether it be for a broken bone or a more serious health concern, such as a possible tumour. There is generally a very good reason your health professional has referred you for further investigation, and medical imaging is an extremely important diagnostic tool, especially in the field of oncology.

Today's technology is truly amazing! Radiology imaging not only helps explore early detection of cancer, but aids to prevent the spread of some cancers and even saves lives. X-ray, ultrasound, MRI, CT and PET scans are the more commonly known scanning tests performed in the early detection of cancer. Geelong's leading diagnostic radiology provider, Lake Imaging, is proud to aid the Geelong Region Cancerians in their efforts to support the Australian Cancer Research Fund (ACRF).

As a major sponsor of the 2019 Geelong Region Cancerians Art Show, Lake Imaging will be right behind the Geelong community in raising much needed funds for cancer research. Sacred Heart College will host the exhibition this Queen's Birthday weekend; Friday June 7 and Saturday June 8 from 10am to 6pm, and Sunday June 9 from 10am to 4pm. It is anticipated the people of Geelong will come along to support this worthwhile initiative, where a collection of artwork will independently judged and sold, with proceeds championing research for uterine cancer and other cancers. Entry tickets to attend the exhibition can be purchased on-the-day for $2 per person, which includes a catalogue.

Sadly, cancer touches each and every one of us and in all of its forms, is the leading cause of death worldwide. Uterine cancer in particular, affects the lives of a staggering 2500 Australian women each year. It is the fifth most common cancer diagnosed in Australian women. Cancer survivor and founder of the Geelong Region Cancerians, Phillipa Challis, believes raising awareness of its symptoms and raising funds for research into new treatments will increase the survival rate for those diagnosed.​

Geelong's own Director of Radiology at Lake Imaging, Dr Chien Ho, says that "Whilst radiology can't prevent a cancer before it is evident, it is an invaluable tool in the early detection of most cancers and can ultimately help save lives. It is important for people with high risk factors such as a strong family history of cancer, to talk with their doctor about screening tests. It could save your life or that of a loved one".

Lake Imaging is making cancer visible. With 8 centres within the Geelong area and around 26 state-wide, Lake Imaging aims to provide patients with the highest standard of expertise and experience. Their team of expert radiologists and highly qualified support staff, along with state-of-the-art equipment and digital technology, strive to provide patients with the highest level of care, optimal quality of imaging and fast access to results.

Lake Imaging is committed to supporting the Geelong community in organisations such as Kids Plus Foundation, HeadSpace, Give Where You Live, the Geelong Supercats and The Geelong Football Club. As a proud sponsor of the 2019 Geelong Region Cancerians Art Show, we encourage you to support this worthy cause. Please visit geelongregioncancerians.com.au for more information or to see how you can help in the fight against cancer.