A Guiding Light When the Future is Uncertain

When Lori Stanley discovered a suspicious mass had formed on her breast, her gynecologist directed her to the Breast & GYN Cancer Pavilion. It was there she received a 3D imaging mammogram that lead to a diagnosis of invasive lobular carcinoma, a cancer that is not easily detectable.

However, in that moment, the 52-year-old resident from Alexandria did not feel lost. Her doctor immediately explained exactly what this meant for her and the treatment options available.

“Not only did she explain my diagnosis in detail, but in a way I could truly understand,” said Lori. “I was touched they actually cared that I knew all of the facts and choices. They knew what I needed, but felt it was important to do what I wanted to do.”

Lori appreciated the navigation her treatment team provided. Once she made the decision to have surgery, her mass was removed and her breast reconstructed. After her surgeries, a medical oncologist determined that radiation and chemotherapy were not necessary. This lead to a less invasive form of treatment that resulted in fewer side effects.

“My gynecologist recommended the Pavilion because of its extraordinary technology and expertise, and she was right,” said Lori. “Everything happened so effectively and efficiently, I thank God I didn’t have to stress about going through a complicated system. Everyone guided me along the way, so I could strictly focus on getting better.”

Lori is now in remission and counts every day she wakes up as a true blessing.

Hear more about Lori’s cancer journey and how the Breast & GYN Cancer Pavilion was there for her when she needed it most.


Visit breastandgyncancer.org to learn more about the Breast & GYN Cancer Pavilion.

  • After receiving a mammogram at the Breast & GYN Cancer Pavilion, Lori Stanley was diagnosed with invasive lobular carcinoma, a rare form of breast cancer.
  • Lori appreciated the time her doctor took to make sure she fully understood all of her treatment options.
  • After having surgeries, Lori is now in remission and is grateful for her doctors pointing her in the right direction.