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41 thousand women living in South Devon can benefit from a new hi-tech breast screening system that's cost three-quarters of a million pounds.
A digital mammogram is proven to be better at spotting early signs of breast cancer, especially in younger women.
Finding changes is crucial as it often means less complicated treatment and a better prognosiss for the patient.
The new service is thanks to a £750,000 donation by the Hospital league of Friends.
Lynne Hookings is the Chairman of Torbay's League of Friends.
The investment will include a new static mammographic unit, which will be based at the hospital site, as well as a new mobile unit that will travel across South Devon, annually offering breast screening to approximately 14 thousand a year.