For many women, the thought up putting on a bathing suit for the first time each summer is met with dread. Now, imagine doing it for the first time after a mastectomy.

There are a lot of things to consider; and to learn more, we spoke with Ingrid Johnson, a breast cancer survivor and member of the Young Survivors Support Group.

As the only centers of their kind in West Michigan, Mercy Health Comprehensive Breast Centers (located in both Grand Rapids and Muskegon) deliver prompt, personal, specialized care for all aspects of breast health.

Here, we focus on total breast health — from screening mammograms and lifetime cancer risk analysis, to when necessary, the latest surgical procedures and treatments.

Learn more at or call (616)685-6756 in Grand Rapids or (231)727-7926 along the lakeshore.