“A Florida woman is the first patient to kill off breast cancer with the help of a promising new vaccine.
Lee Mercker, from the Jacksonville area, was diagnosed with a very early-stage form of breast cancer, in March, despite maintaining, she says, a healthy, active lifestyle.
“I was healthy,” she said. “That’s why I was mad. I was stunned, and everyone around me was more mad and more stunned.”
Mercker said she went to the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville to start treatment, but her doctor asked if she’d like to try something else first: An experimental vaccine that aims to fight off early-stage breast cancer and prevent future occurrence…”