Umbilical Cord Stem Cells Save Woman's Life

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles!

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.