Lake backs art exhibition

Geelong Region Cancerian's Phillipa Challis with a flyer for the art shot.

Many people have experienced an X-ray, ultrasound or scan of some sort, whether for a broken bone or a more-serious health concern such as a possible tumour.

Health professionals generally have good reasons for referring patients 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 Geelong Region Cancerians in its 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 on the Queen’s Birthday weekend, from 10am to 6pm on 7 to 8 June and 10am to 4pm on 9 June.

It is anticipated the people of Geelong will come along to support this worthwhile initiative at which 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 everyone, 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 Geelong Region Cancerians founder Phillipa Challis believes that raising awareness of its symptoms and raising funds for research into new treatments will increase the survival rate for those diagnosed.

Lake Imaging Geelong radiology director Dr Chien Ho says radiology is “an invaluable tool in the early detection of many 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 appropriate tests. It could save your life or that of a loved one,” Dr Ho advises.

Lake Imaging is making cancer visible. With eight centres within the Geelong area and 26 state-wide, Lake Imaging aims to provide patients with the highest standard of expertise and experience.

Lake Imaging’s 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, Lake Imaging encourages readers to support this worthy cause.

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