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Patient Testimonials

Lori Corbin

Lori Corbin, breast cancer, cancer trial participant
The Benefit of Control

A positive attitude and an aggressive approach helped 46-year-old Lori Corbin through her journey with breast cancer. After a self-breast exam in June of 2001 alerted her to a cancerous lump, Lori was determined to deal with her diagnosis head-on and opted for a mastectomy followed by reconstruction surgery. But it was the prospect of chemotherapy that Lori found disheartening.

Lori’s oncology nurse, however, asked if she wanted to participate in a clinical trial for a medicine called Epoetin alfa. After hearing how the medicine could work to increase and keep her red blood cell count up, Lori decided to try it.