Breast Surgery Patient Testimonials

YOHANCE'S PATIENT STORY


Yohance Dawson was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009. The East Orange resident received expert care from the team within the Division of Breast Surgery at Hackensack University Medical Center and the Hackensack Meridian Health network.

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JODI'S PATIENT STORY


After Jodi Cipriano of Wyckoff, NJ was diagnosed with the BRCA2, a gene that can increase the risk of female breast cancer, she scheduled an appointment with Tara Balija, M.D., FACS.

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MONIQUE'S PATIENT STORY


In 2017, Monique Griffith was diagnosed with HER-2 positive breast cancer in her left breast. Monique turned to the expert care of the Division of Breast Surgery at Hackensack University Medical Center and John Theurer Cancer Center.

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SARAH'S PATIENT STORY


Sarah Thiel was diagnosed with stage 0 and stage 2 HER-2 positive breast cancer in both breasts. The 26-year-old found confidence in the care of Leslie L. Montgomery, M.D.

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VANESSA'S PATIENT STORY


Once she was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer, Vanessa Lampon began seeking recommendations for treatment. Vanessa was referred to the expert care of Leslie L. Montgomery, M.D.

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BILLIE'S PATIENT STORY


An agonizing, burning pain in her left breast plagued Billie Klecko, then 37, for weeks as she breast-fed her baby girl. “I felt like I had a hot coal under my skin,” she recalls. Frightened, but not discouraged, the Jackson resident decided to be proactive and discuss the symptoms with her primary care doctor — a week after her daughter’s first birthday in January 2017.

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