Breast cancer survivor forms group of others
Sep 30, 2011
Judy Flores of Bogota, New Jersey, felt as if her world turned upside down after she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009. Even though she went into remission, she still felt consistently anxious and felt as if they only way she could find comfort is through people that have gone through the same thing. So, she started a local coalition for people who are currently suffering from the disease and those who beat it, according to The Record.
Ever since she developed the Holy Name's Breast Cancer Support Discussion Group, it has helped her along with other breast cancer patients in the area, and she hopes that this will continue, the media outlet reports.
"Having breast cancer is no longer part of my everyday thinking," Flores told the news source. "I am a survivor so you can survive, too."
According to the American Cancer Society, one in eight women in the U.S. will eventually be diagnosed with breast cancer. It is the second leading cause of cancer-related death among women behind lung cancer.