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.”
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About the Author
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.