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Clinical Excellence: Lung Cancer Care
Providing a second chance to people like Sue

A diagnosis of lung cancer may feel hopeless – until you find a team and treatment that gives you that hope back.

That’s what happened to Sue. Her mother, father and sister all lost their lives to lung cancer. So when her family doctor encouraged her to get a lung cancer screening, she put it off – she was afraid of what they’d find. But because of her age, history of smoking and family history of lung cancer, she worked up the courage to get screened.

“The screening showed I was in the early stages of lung cancer.”

   Quality Cancer Care, Close to Home

Sue was afraid, but she knew she didn’t need to go far to get the best cancer care available.

“I met Dr. McGrath and the team at Beacon and was told about a new treatment called SABR.”

Stereotactic ablative radiotherapy, called SABR, requires no surgery and takes as few as five treatments. By delivering a highly focused dosage of radiation, early stages of lung cancer – best discovered by early and routine screenings – can be treated while limiting exposure to other organs. And the best part?

“I had no side effects or pain.”

While the advanced treatment saved her life, Sue knows her Beacon team played a large part in her comfort and remission. “I don’t know how I would’ve been able to get through this without my Beacon team. The level of care was unbelievable. They truly care, and I’m happy to say I’m cancer-free.”

Is it time for your lung cancer screening? The earlier lung cancer is discovered, the better the odds at remission. Schedule an Appointment  with your primary care provider today.

I’m super grateful for my team at Beacon. They truly care. And now I have a second chance at life.


Meet the Radiation Oncology Team and explore the advanced 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 Sue, a patient at Beacon Cancer Care.