Early detection and treatment is the key to surviving breast cancer. Thankfully, many women are getting more familiar with their breasts as a result of the awareness created.
Singer and business woman, Dencia shares how she first learnt about breast cancer. According to her, it is important for survivors to share their stories to educate others of what they may be ignorant of.
MY RIGHT BREAST STORY
When I was 12 going on 13, I was seating in my dorm room in Cpc Bali (Cameroon) when an older girl who was abt 18 “Belinda”was discussing her breast lump removal surgery. My skinny ass had big boobies & as I heard the story, I immediately touched my breasts & realized my right breast had something extra in it, i went to the nurse who sent me home immediately.
I’m lucky to be raised by a grandma who was very hands on with my health, things went so fast & I was ready for surgery with Dr Ashu Balimba in Yaounde, Cameroon.When the surgery was done it was risky cuz two drs operated on me at the same time Nose,throat & boobies.
The next thing was testing the lump for cancerous cells, Yop my first time hearing abt cancer, I remember taking the big ass lump 2 the lab & it was tested, thank God it was just a big ass lump.
I write this cuz a lot of young girls like me in boarding schools away from their parents need older girls like Belinda to tell their story so young girls like me can learn & action is taken fast.A lot of girls don’t get lucky, some end up with cancerous lump which can turn into CANCER. U are never too young & never too old, let’s be our sister’s keeper, I was just a curious young girl, a lot of girls aren’t that curious.
Had my first mammogram & wasn’t even 30
Culled From Woman.NG