St.Luke’s plan to become one of the first Cancer Centres in the South of England to be able to offer on site Papillon treatment for our patients. 7 February 2013 saw the launch by BRIGHT, in conjunction with bowel cancer charity GUTS, of a major fund-raising campaign. The RHS Gardens at Wisley hosted the launch as part of their ‘Butterflies in the Glasshouse’ event (Dr. Alexandra Stewart and Prof. Marks are shown here holding one butterfly each).
Please help us to raise the £200,000 required to purchase the Papillon equipment. One-off donations of any amount can be made quickly and easily by clicking on the link at the bottom of this page. Or you could help even more by setting up your own Fundraising page on JustGiving to get your family and friends involved.
Papillon (meaning butterfly in French) is a contact radiotherapy treatment suitable for patients with early stage bowel cancer. This treatment offers patients an alternative to major surgery and a better quality of life. The technique reduces the likelihood of a permanent colostomy bag, which is a major issue for many patients.