The Burlington County Times recently published an article about a former patient of Cooper Cancer Institute who shares her experience of being diagnosed with stage three breast cancer four years ago.
Judy Contreras, now cancer free, had chemotherapy, radiation treatment and a mastectomy. She talks about the support she received from family and friends and even formed lasting friendships with two “chemo buddies” who underwent their treatment at the same time and provided some needed levity.
“We would just laugh about life,” she said. “If you are going through it, know that there are people out there to help you get through it and answer questions.”