lung cancer survivor
"My doctor wanted to try a new drug. As a result, he asked me to be a part of a clinical trial. And I was more than happy to do that."
Lorraine Harris went to her local hospital with pain in her back. She expected pain pills. Instead, she was diagnosed with a mass in one lung - cancer. She was referred to Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University and for three-and-a-half years, the standard treatment kept her cancer in check.
Then the cancer showed up in a nodule and kept growing. In the past, she would have had few options beyond palliative care. Advances in immunotherapy have changed that and Lorraine has overcome aggressive, recurrent lung cancer. As a result, she now enjoys time with her grandchildren.