OUR 2015 GOAL
Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas
We are proud to celebrate our 30th year of fighting cancer in our community by raising money for treatment and awareness of the disease among local citizens. Since 1992, Cool October has contributed more than $2.6 million to the Irving Healthcare Foundation in support of cancer services at Baylor Scott & White Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center – Irving, the city’s only not-for-profit hospital. Every advancement in treatment at the cancer center has been funded in part by these proceeds.
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Four Seasons Resort and Club is committed to raising $140,000 in 2015 for the Irving Healthcare Foundation to support the following at Baylor Scott & White Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center – Irving:
The next proven advancement in diagnostic treatment of breast cancer, 3D mammography converts digital breast images into a stack of vein thin layers or "slices"—building what is essentially a 3-dimensional mammogram. This allows radiologists to look at breast tissue in far greater detail than a traditional mammogram. Bringing this technology to the cancer center is important because we see more younger patients there and these are the clients who typically have denser breast tissue that benefits most from this 3-dimensional imaging. 6,000 patients per year will benefit from this equipment.
Benefits for Patients:
• Detect abnormalities that aren't detected by traditional mammograms, z women
with dense breast tissue and are at high risk for breast cancer
• Deliver more detail and accuracy providing women with more peace of mind
3D Mammography (m combination with traditional digital mammography) has the potential to:
• Detect up to 40 percent more invasive cancers
• Reduce false-positive rates by 15 percent
• Decrease calls back for re-imaging by 40 percent, which will mean less worry,
anxiety and cost for patients
• Improve the selection of patients for biopsy