When Suzanne Penney was diagnosed with leukemia after she battled breast cancer, she decided to undergo an injection of umbilical stem cells - and the procedure saved her life, KNSD-TV reported Thursday.

Penney, who lives in Carlsbad, Calif., contracted leukemia as a result of the aggressive chemotherapy she received for her breast cancer.

"When information about stem cells first came out I was against it," Penney told KNSD-TV. "I always thought, 'don't mess with Mother Nature, and there's going to be a bunch of cloned people walking around.'"

But, today, as Penney recovers in the hospital, doctors tell her that her leukemia is in remission.