State Rep. Julie Stokes says she’s ‘100% cancer free’ after battling aggressive form of breast cancer

State Rep. Julie Stokes says she is now cancer free after a nearly six-month battle against an aggressive form of breast cancer and surgery last week.

“It is fitting that I begin to move on from this chapter of my life just as a new year is beginning,” Stokes said in an email Tuesday announcing her cancer-free diagnosis, which she said she learned in a phone call from her doctor Monday night. “I’ve always believed that the new year is a time for reflection, and a time for renewal. An opportunity to look holistically at who we are and seek ways to enhance our lives in order to better serve others. For me, 2018 will be no different. It is undeniable that this experience has changed me, and I feel that I have grown a great deal.”

Stokes’ discovery last July that she had Stage 2, triple-negative breast cancer prompted her to drop out of last fall’s race for state treasurer…

 

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