No One Fights Cancer Alone: Breast Cancer Survivor Shares Experience

FRIENDS and family are an integral part of cancer care and support. Not only does cancer affect one’s physical health, it heavily weighs down on the patient’s mental health and that of family and caregivers. The anxiety and depression that kicks in following a cancer diagnosis is unimaginable. A cancer diagnosis could mean anything, and without the right support system in the form of friends, family, colleagues and peers, the worst could happen. The month of October the world over has been set aside as Breast Cancer Awareness Month and…

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NetOne Tackles Breast Cancer In Mabvuku

ZIMBABWE’s second largest mobile network operator NetOne Cellular in partnership with Cancer Association of Zimbabwe (CAZ) on Saturday gave Mabvuku residents free breast cancer screening services. By Kudakwashe Pembere By lunch hour, over hundred females and more than 20 males including boxer Charles Manyuchi had their breasts examined. Nine referrals were made for further assessment and treatment. NetOne public relations executive Dr Eldrette Shereni said this was part of their corporate social investments to raise awareness on various diseases. Today we are in Mabvuku having a Community Health Expo where…

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How I Survived Breast Cancer…The Story Of Sally Westwood

 By Sally Westwood “You have a Lobular Carcinoma, and it’s a nasty one.” My stomach dropped to the floor in shock. That can’t be right. There’s no cancer in my family. “But the good news is”, my doctor continued “it’s a stage 1, at a very early stage.” Twelve years previously I had had breast reduction surgery and ever since my annual mammograms had shown up several ‘fatty necrosis’, which are common lumps after breast surgery or trauma of any kind. My mammogram in April had shown these up again…

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