It's no doubt that breast cancer survivors depend on medical professionals during their battle with the disease, but most would agree that patients need one another for support as well.
This notion was certainly apparent when more than 1,000 people attended the 15th annual Cancer Survivor's Day at the Monterey Fairgrounds in California this past weekend, a picnic sponsored by the Cancer Center at Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, according to the Monterey Herald.
"They ask you to write how many years you've survived on your name tag, and my first year, I was standing in line behind a man with 20 years on his," Judith Goldberg, a breast cancer survivor and one of the attendees, told the news outlet. "I tapped him on the shoulder and said, 'I want to wear that one someday.'"
Goldberg, who was diagnosed with the disease 14 years ago, is now proud to be cancer-free.
While those diagnosed with breast cancer go on to live long and happy lives, early detection is always key. According to The American Cancer Society, all women over the age of 40 should undergo a yearly mammogram.