One year later: Young mother of two doesn’t take chances when it comes to her health
Newnan resident Stephanie Moore, a 37-year-old mother of two, was diagnosed with the most common form of breast cancer – invasive ductal carcinoma - on October 3, 2012. She decided to treat the cancer as aggressively as possible, opting for a double mastectomy followed by 12 rounds of chemotherapy to prevent recurrence. Today, Moore is cancer-free and is helping to raise awareness about free Cancer Wellness services and programs like message therapy sessions, cooking demos and gentle yoga classes offered to anyone affected by cancer at any phase in their journey.
Woman relies on community support to help her through breast cancer journey
A few short months after Jennifer Bentley moved to Newnan, Ga., she found a visible lump by her armpit during a self exam. A mammogram showed the lump was dense but Bentley remained optimistic as patient after patient emerged from their ultrasounds with good news. Despite her optimism, results revealed she had triple negative breast cancer, for which Bentley underwent surgery and chemotherapy. A woman of strength, Bentley managed to continue working throughout treatment while her husband looked for a job. Away from her family and still new to town, Bentley relied on community programs like cancer support groups, Salvation Army and One Roof Outreach to help her navigate through tough times. Today, Bentley is cancer-free and hopes others are reminded of the importance of self exams when they hear her story.