When Melissa Day came to SSM Health St. Francis Hospital for a routine mammogram on March 28th, she wasn’t expecting the news that she would receive. A hard-working assembly line worker at Kawasaki with two teenage kids at home, Day said she was scared to death to tell her family she had breast cancer. Fortunately, her cancer was caught early at 1.5cm. and the doctors performing the lumpectomy said it was an amazing find. Day recalls her experience with the St. Francis Mammography team as, “phenomenal,” stressing how caring and reassuring they were through the whole process.
With the generous support of our donors, the St. Francis Hospital Foundation was able to support the hospital’s purchase of 3D Mammography. This life-saving technology is 40% better at picking up invasive tumors, and reduces false alarms. St. Francis is the only hospital in Northwest Missouri with this advanced technology.