• Tracy Baker's Cancer Story


    August 22, 2018

    Tracy Baker of Cooperstown has always been diligent about breast self-examination. When she discovered a lump during a self-exam in 2018, she immediately sought her doctor’s advice, but was still shocked to learn after follow up testing that she had breast cancer. Tracy says her journey, like that of many cancer patients, has been difficult. But the support of the care team at the Bassett Cancer Institute and holistic approach to her well-being assuaged her medical, personal and financial concerns.

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