Susan Penney

Crediting research with saving her life

Susan Penney
Cancer doesn’t discriminate.

After being diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer in 2007, Susan Penney was in total shock. “All I heard was 6 months to 2 years to live,” says Susan.

After intense chemotherapy and radiation, Susan has been in remission for 10 years.

Susan now works for the Canadian Cancer Society in Newfoundland as a health promotion and cancer prevention educator. One of her duties includes working in the resource room, which fits clients with prostheses and wigs. Men, women and children of all ages and backgrounds visit the resource room.

“Cancer doesn’t discriminate. It affected me and it affects families, friends, neighbours and colleagues,” says Susan. “Thanks to advancements in research, I am alive and healthy today – but countless others have not been as fortunate. We need to support research so that we can better treat and prevent cancer.”