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Faces of Survival: JoAnne Gore

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FAMILY: Mother, Irene Gore, and four sisters, Louise Lavin, Rhonda Price, Gail Gore and Frances Jacobs

Cancer survivor Joanne Gore  ZACH BOYDEN-HOLMES/STAFF
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Cancer survivor Joanne Gore

OCCUPATION: Auxiliary operator at Savannah River Nuclear Solutions

HER STORY: Gore’s yearly check-up with her gynecologist and annual mammogram turned into an extra phone call from the doctor’s office. She needed another mammogram because something unusual was spotted.

Her doctor performed a small, pea-size biopsy followed by a lumpectomy and seven weeks of radiation.

Five years later, Gore, 56, is cancer free. She still schedules yearly check-ups with her oncologist and has yearly mammograms.

HER ADVICE: “Have faith with all your doctors,” Gore said. “Know that God will be there for you.”

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