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Gala Dinner Supports Expansion of Cancer Services, Charity Care at Swedish/Edmonds

EDMONDS, WASH., Nov. 28, 2011 – More than 500 hundred people attended the Swedish Edmonds Imagine Gala, Celebrating Change – an event benefitting the hospital and the community. Held Nov. 18 at Lynnwood Convention Center, the Gala included live music, dinner, as well as silent and live auctions that raised more than $420,000 to support the funding of charity care and a major expansion of cancer services at Swedish Edmonds.

A new two-story, medical oncology facility on the hospital’s campus, as well as renovation of the adjacent existing radiation therapy center, will provide comprehensive cancer-care services close to home for residents of Edmonds and other communities in north King and south Snohomish counties. The new cancer facility is on schedule to open in 2012.

Women Invited to Unique, Complimentary Breast Health Event Oct. 25 at the New Swedish Hospital Campus in Issaquah

Seattle Brain Cancer Walk Raises $930,000 for Cancer Research and Patients

Ivy Brain Tumor Center at Swedish Launches Two New Clinical Trials to Treat Brain Cancer

KUOW Radio Airs Pieces on CyberKnife for Breast Cancer at Swedish, New Directions in Cancer Care

17th-Annual Swedish SummeRun Benefiting Ovarian-Cancer Research Set for this Sunday Morning, July 24

Statement regarding Mammography and Its Relationship to Thyroid Cancer

At the Swedish Cancer Institute, we continue our relentless pursuit of excellence in patient-focused breast care. As such, we felt it important to address recent concerns about the safety of mammography, specifically as it relates to the amount of radiation received by the thyroid.

Based on scientific trials, we recommend annual screening mammography in women ages 40 and older. Within the United States, the death rates have dropped by 30% since the introduction of annual screening mammograms. Mammograms are not perfect, but continue to save lives. Both the American Cancer Society and the American College of Radiology continue to recommend annual screening mammograms in women age 40 and older.

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