Animals suffer many of the diseases humans do. Breast cancer is one of them and like in humans, it can come back.
As part of breast cancer awareness month, ABC-7 re-visited with “Juno,” El Paso’s favorite pachyderm who is on a cancer journey.
Juno’s home is decorated this month with pink wreaths and ribbons with words like courage, hope and cure.
Three years ago Juno began acting strangely, she was having a tough time lifting her trunk and kept throwing dirt behind her front legs. That’s where her mammary glands are located and that’s when her keeper Brittany Drake noticed a lump.
Juno was 50-years-old then, and like a lot of women at this age, she was diagnosed with breast cancer.
Juno has undergone three electro-chemotherapy treatments, and she’ll soon undergo a fourth treatment — but this time it will include gene therapy.