(SouthCoast Health) A Savannah woman shares story of going from operating room assistant to breast cancer patient

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Lori Smith, 35, a mother of two from Savannah, had participated in countless mastectomies as an operating room assistant when she was forced to look at this disease from a different perspective: that of the patient.

“It was a little odd and surreal,” said Smith, who had no family history of breast cancer. “I’ve worked in the operating room for 16 years. And it was always someone else, not me.”

Smith says she knew something might be wrong when she gave herself a self-exam. After noticing a tender, suspicious lump in her breast, Smith reached out to Dr. Christa Jillard at SouthCoast Health. The lump turned out to be cancerous.

Read Smith’s story here. 


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