Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital is one of only a handful of hospitals in the UK who offer specialised care for those who have an existing heart condition and develop cancer or whose heart is at risk of being damaged due to chemotherapy treatments.
Key to this very focussed care is the scanning of a patients heart to assess the impact that their cancer treatments are having. This can inform their treatment or in some cases pause it so it is vital that we have access to the best equipment which can provide accurate and clear readings of the heart.
This is why we are asking you to support our appeal to purchase a dedicated 3D Echocardiogram machine for our cardio-oncology unit. This new machine will enable us to see more people and help prevent delays in their treatment.