Hundreds of Local Breast Cancer Patients Benefit from Women in Need Fund

According to the American Cancer Society, by the end of 2018 an estimated 266,120 new cases of invasive breast cancer will have been diagnosed in women. A woman currently has a one-in-eight chance of developing breast cancer in her lifetime. These statistics continue to make breast cancer one of the most common cancers among women, second only to skin cancer.

That’s why Drs. Jeff Bueno and Tom Sellick established the Women in Need Fund at ValleyCare Charitable Foundation in 2010, which provides financial assistance to underinsured and underprivileged patients in Dublin, Livermore, and Pleasanton during their treatment and recovery. “The Women in Need Fund helps underprivileged women battle breast cancer. Whether it’s a diagnostic mammogram, a prosthesis after surgery, postoperative compression sleeves, a bathing suit, a wig, or one of many other incidentals, the Fund is there to help as many women as possible,” Dr. Bueno said. “Dr. Sellick and I are happy to do this in memory of our mothers, both of whom lost their battles with breast cancer.”

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