Gainesville woman conquers cancer Julie Spielman beats breast cancer with 13 treatments Julie Spielman shows some memorabilia from her favorite band Styx on display inside her home office. A five-year breast cancer survivor, Spielman volunteers with the American Cancer Society helping to take cancer patients to their treatments. Julie Jester Spielman’s lucky number is 13. The number is emblazoned on top of a small pink ribbon tattooed on her right ankle. She smiles and turns her foot out to look down at the tattoo.