Port Huron, MI — Men battling prostate cancer have a new weapon for fighting the disease, thanks to the generosity of the community. A new BK 3000 Ultrasound machine has been purchased for McLaren Port Huron Hospital by the Betty Kearns Cancer Foundation, the Thomson Family, and the Tee It Up to Beat Cancer charity.
The innovative new equipment allows for safer treatment of prostate cancer using the SpaceOAR procedure. This new machine enables brachytherapy, a type of cancer-fighting radiation therapy, while protecting other organs which were susceptible to damage without the BK 3000.
The Betty Kearns Cancer Fund helps men and women in the community who are fighting cancer. Their major fundraiser is the “Little Black Dress” fundraiser which hosted over 850 guests and raised $55,000 in March of this year. Tee It Up to Beat Cancer is a grassroots charity that raises money through golf outings at Lakeview Hills Golf Resort in Lexington. Both charities are committed to assisting all types of cancer patients in the Blue Water area.
Reporting for WGRT – Jennie McClelland