Nancy Less Aggressive Treatment Was Lifesaving to Beat Breast Cancer

I had a lumpectomy, I felt no pain, and the nurses were positive and reassuring.

Nancy was surprised when a routine mammogram revealed a suspicious area in her left breast. “I heard that RWJBarnabas Health had good breast care, so I called and was referred to William Schulman, MD at Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus. I liked him immediately. He is soft-spoken and he made me feel comfortable. Dr. Schulman recommended a core biopsy guided by ultrasound. The biopsy determined Stage 1 breast cancer. I had a lumpectomy, I felt no pain, and the nurses were positive and reassuring. After meeting with Dr. Seth Cohen, Regional Director of Oncology Services for the RWJBarnabas Health Southern Region, he prescribed an estrogen-blocking therapy which will take five years to reduce the risk of recurrence. It was great that I didn’t have to travel to New York or Philadelphia to get top-notch treatment.”