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Nov 2017

McCann named Advocate of the Month

Lora McCann, owner of Peace of Mind, was recently named Advocate of the Month for the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship.  McCann has taken her advocacy skills to health care policy advocacy in order to assist a large number of people at once.


05

Nov 2017

McCann appointed to University of South Florida Institutional Review Board A

Lora McCann, owner of Peace of Mind, was recently appointed to the University of South Florida’s Institutional Review Board A.  The IRB reviews medical research proposals from the University of South Florida, Moffitt Cancer Center, Haley VA Center and Bayfront Medical.  IRB A is particularly focused on oncology which is a passion of McCann’s.  McCann graduated from the National Breast Cancer Coalition’s Project LEAD which...

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Aug 2017

Why do you need a patient advocate?

Why do you need a patient advocate? Lately, I have come across a number of real life stories that help answer that question. I know a woman in her late 20’s.  She “knew” that she had fibromyalgia, but she couldn’t get her doctors to take her seriously.  She was “too young” to be sick.  I worked with her and attended doctor’s appointments with her.  She...

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