Lavina’s celebration: “Today we beat breast cancer”

Lavina’s celebration: “Today we beat breast cancer”

 

Lavina, a decorated theater director, is a young woman who was diagnosed with breast cancer in late December 2016.

She underwent chemotherapy, surgery and radiation therapy at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago. Although she “completed” her treatment at the hospital at the time of the taping, she is still on oral chemotherapy.

When asked her how cancer affected her life, she said, “I actually feel like I get stressed out less. And I’m definitely more aware of the strong relationships and support system I have.”

If you live near the Chicago area or central Illinois, schedule your mammogram online today and get the results without the worry of waiting. 

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  1. CONGRATULATION LAVINA,I FEEL LIKE I KNOW YOU BECAUSE WHEN I WAS AT THE CANCER CENTER FROM MY FOLLOW UP SURGERY I SEEN YOU TWICE AND FROM THE BURN ON YOUR NECK DOWN TO YOUR CHEST I KNEW YOU HAD RADIATION. I’M A 3X SURVIVOR MYSELF AND GLAD TO SEE YOU ARE A SURVIVOR AS WELL. KEEP SMILING

    FROM T SHAVERS

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Jaimie Oh
Jaimie Oh

Jaimie Oh, health enews contributor, is the manager of public affairs and marketing at Illinois Masonic in Chicago. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia and has nearly a decade of experience working in publishing, strategic communications and marketing. Outside of work, Jaimie trains for marathons with the goal of running 50 races before she turns 50 years old.

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