About

John and Lori Lober

John and Lori Lober

Lori Lober’s personal brush with cancer came in 1998, when she found a suspicious lump in her breast. A doctor’s visit revealed that the lump was a non-cancerous fibrocystic disease. In 2000, after feeling increasingly ill since her examination two years earlier, Lori went to another doctor. By this time, she was a stage four breast cancer patient and the disease had metastasized to her liver. Lori was given 18 months to live.

Traditional cancer treatments at that time offered little hope of long-term survival.  The odds she would even be alive five years later was less than 3 percent. Lori was determined to beat the odds. She conducted extensive research and created an integrative treatment plan incorporating the best of Western conventional medicine with complementary therapies. This research also led her to a Comprehensive Cancer Center with an innovative team of doctors and a clinical trial that included a biological therapy that attacked her cancer cells while leaving her healthy cells unharmed.  Her tumors responded well to the treatment and nine years later there is no evidence of the disease in her body.

The life-altering experience left Lori deeply touched by the support she received from her husband, friends and family, inspiring her to form the Touched by Cancer Foundation to help and give hope to others “touched by cancer”. Her first book, Bigger Than Pink:  The Book I Could Not Find When I Was Diagnosed With Stage IV Cancer, includes her personal journey of combining both Eastern and Western medicine. Lori continues to thrive and has been an active advocate for integrative care, biotechnology, clinical trials and optimal health and wellness through nutrition.