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Breast care and mammography

Catching breast cancer early for people like Finess

Even if you’ve delayed your screening mammogram, getting it now could save your life.

Finess Smith had been vigilant about getting a screening mammogram every year since she was 35. Not because of a family history, but because she believed in them and knows that early detection leads to a high cure rate — around 90 percent. Then COVID struck and caused her to miss her first one in years. But she was determined to get back on track.

“When things started up again, the first thing I did was schedule my mammogram … and that’s when they caught the cancer.”

   Easy access to the best mammography care available

Family means everything to Finess, especially her grandchildren. That’s why she trusts Beacon for the highest level of care. With digital and 3D mammography, Finess and others have access to the most advanced technology and most accurate results available.

“My grandchildren are really the reason why I breathe every day, and that is one of the reasons why I get a mammogram at Beacon every year.”

When cancer was detected, that trust is why she also relied on Beacon for her treatment. “I had my surgery and treatment with the oncology team at Beacon. And then I had radiation treatment with Dr. Das and her team. They really treat you like they care on a personal level.”

And now she can continue to enjoy time with her family. “Thanks to the mammography, the early detection and the team at Beacon, I’m happy to say I’m cancer-free.”

Is it time for your annual screening mammogram?

Early detection saves lives, so schedule your mammogram at Beacon today.

I’m glad I didn’t have to travel. I’m really thankful and grateful for all the care I received from Beacon Health System.


Meet the Radiation Oncology Team and the Cancer Surgery Team and explore the advanced breast cancer care options Beacon provides.

Beacon Health Foundation’s focus is a direct outgrowth of Beacon Health System’s deep commitment to enhancing the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being of the communities we serve. Our tax exempt identification number is 35-1536129.

*The quotations provided in this article are part of a testimonial from Finess, a patient at Beacon Cancer Care.