Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Gus Galante, MD, has made a $1,600 donation to the Women’s Diagnostic Center of Community Hospital. The contribution to the Breast Cancer Awareness Fund will help local women-those without insurance and who otherwise couldn’t afford it-receive diagnostic breast care.
The donation was generated from a percentage of the proceeds from Dr. Galante’s breast patient cases during the month of October (also known as Breast Cancer Awareness month). Raising breast cancer awareness has been an important ongoing cause for Dr. Galante.
“Like so many other people in our community, I have family members who have had breast cancer and have gone through treatment and reconstruction,” Galante said. “As a plastic surgeon, this is just one way I am able to give back.”
Breast cancer is a disease that can be diagnosed through routine mammography. The Women’s Diagnostic Center of Community Hospital offers 3D mammography with same-day appointments and, in most cases, same-day results. With these technological advances, together with coordination between area physicians, women can generally begin treatment for breast cancer at the hospitals of Community Healthcare System within 10 days of diagnosis.
“Until we can prevent breast cancer, our strongest weapon against it remains the detection of it at the earliest time that we can,” said Mary Nicholson, MD, medical director of the women’s center in Munster. “This funding will enable us to serve many more with the care they need,” she said.
Learn more about the Women’s Diagnostic Center and advances in women’s care at www.comhs.org