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New surgeon praises Island facilities

Consutlant breast surgeon Stella Charalampous and Derek Peters, Cancer Services User Forum

High regard for Noble's breast unit

The Island's new consultant breast surgeon has praised facilities at Noble's hospital - and says she has plans to develop the service.

Stella Charalampous who has moved to the Island from Cyprus, outlined  the latest thinking on breast cancer diagnosis, treatment and prevention at a public event in Douglas last night, which was organised by the Cancer Services User Forum.

Dr Stella has planned a trial of 3D mammograms in conjunction with a UK hospital, using equipment purchased for the new breast unit through charitable donations from the Manx public.

It's expected other breast centres will watch the trial closely, to see how far detection rates increase.

Dr Stella says she's very impressed at what the Isle of Man can offer patients:

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