Early Detection.
Remarkable Success.

When breast cancer is found early and treated appropriately, women have a five-year survival rate of 98% to 100%. Unfortunately, many women face financial, environmental and other barriers that prevent or discourage access to care.


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By increasing access to 3D mammograms to under and uninsured women in our community, Novant Health foundations are here with strength and strategy to support the health and wellness of all women.

No woman who needs a mammogram — or any essential healthcare — should go without it because of cost or any other barrier. We’re empowering all women to be able to access the wellness options they deserve.

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Senior vice president, Novant Health, and president, Novant Health Foundation

Ensuring Access.
Empowering Women.

Through Novant Health foundations, our donors support the health of local women in many ways, including:

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We bring high-tech cancer screening into neighborhoods for convenience and peace of mind when there are transportation issues or other barriers for women seeking medical care.

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We provide support to low-income and uninsured women who hold back from getting a mammogram due to finances.

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We provide a dedicated nurse to assist and reassure patients after a breast cancer diagnosis, including meeting with doctors to discuss treatment options and providing language services when needed.

Stories of Remarkable Care

‘I want the cancer gone’

Ashlee Payne Jenkins was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer at the age of 45. She’s always been a go-getter, and she approached cancer the same way: “Let’s get this done.”

‘Knowledge is power’

Breast cancer survivor Armanda O’Leary shares her story in hopes of inspiring others to provide mammograms to women in need.

‘I had no choice but to beat this.’

Dr. Patricia Flowers was religious about her mammograms. She had been since she turned 32. Then, in the summer of 2014, she found a lump in her breast. Her annual mammogram was just a few weeks away, but she decided to move it up.

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