Surviving Breast Cancer on the Mid-Shore with Lori Yates

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Breast cancer research and treatment has changed dramatically since Easton’s Lori Yates learned eleven years ago that she had stage III of the disease. More than a decade later, exceptional progress has been made in early detections and higher survival rates. But one thing that hasn’t changed is the difficult range of decisions women (and some men) must make on the course of their treatment.

As Lori points out in her Spy interview, the experience of having to make those choices, while at the same time balancing the day to day aspects of family and work life, was a daunting task for her. And yet, there were also moments of empowerment by fully engaging in her treatment strategies as well as experiencing a special form gratitude that comes to those who have made this challenging journey and survived.

That sense of gratitude led Lori to become the Eastern Shore representative for the Susan G. Komen Maryland organization. Komen is the world’s largest and most progressive grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists. Since 2010, Yates has worked to bring local breast cancer support services to the Eastern Shore, including co-organizing the Mosaic Mural Project for breast cancer survivors, chairing the annual Oxford Day 10K event and acts as a mentor to many women going through their breast cancer experience.

For more information, call 410-938-8990 or visit www.komenmd.org or Shore Health Cancer Center

This video is approximately ten minutes in length

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  1. James Wood says:

    Thank you for this interview! The thoughtful message of the huge task of making decisions for something you are not an expert and having to learn so quickly about the range of options and risks are so true and well delivered thanks to the authenticity of someone who has done just that. And the mention of seeing around the corner resonates deeply in many regards, both the dark corners and the ones with the light of hope. We do live in an exciting time with much hope around the corner and in a place near many resources. “Thank you for this Day!”, Amen and Amen.

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