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Patients of Courage: Triumph Over Adversity

04Oct

It’s Breast Cancer Awareness month, so read about amazing women who have overcome adversity and not only taken their lives back, but are helping others…
Lillie Shockney
Lillie Shockney was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent mastectomy in both breasts. Lillie initially postponed reconstruction; however, with the introduction of the DIEP flap reconstruction, Lillie realized the benefits it could bring her and multitudes of women. Whether she is writing books, testifying to Congress, founding the organization Mothers Supporting Daughters with Breast Cancer, Lillie is an outspoken advocate and educator for breast cancer patients.

Originally a nurse in the neurosciences department, she is currently the administrative director at the Johns Hopkins Avon Foundation Breast Center, and will soon be the first non-physician to be named president of the National Consortium of Breast Centers.

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