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Surviving Breast Cancer A Blessing

Breast cancer is a deadly sickness and for many who are able to get through it, they call it a blessing. This is evident in the testimonies of the three
24 Oct 2015 09:30
Surviving Breast  Cancer A Blessing
Cancer survivors Maryanne Lee (left), and Sereima Williams celebrating Pinktober at Ms Williams’ residence in Samabula on Thursday. Photo: Ronald Kumar

Breast cancer is a deadly sickness and for many who are able to get through it, they call it a blessing.

This is evident in the testimonies of the three cancer survivors, Sereima Williams’, Adi Taraivini Rasolo and Maryanne Lee who are all Stage Three breast cancer survivors.

On Thursday, at Ms Williams residence in Samabula, the three women shared their breakthrough stories with other women during a cancer survival morning tea session.

The three have survived breast cancer for the past 10 years.

Ms Williams, 79, a former hospital nurse said: “In 2000, I was diagnosed with breast cancer and I thank the Lord for providing me with the best doctors and through the prayers of my loved ones, I was able to make it through.

“Women should not be afraid of treatment; doctors and nurses are there for a reason and we should make use of their service,” she said.

Adi Taraivini, 78, said she was just grateful and blessed for each day she has lived until now, and her secret to living a healthy life was do the things that made her happy.

“It was through my faith in God that I was able to get through the cancer,”Ms Rasolo said.

One of the common sentiments shared by the three survivors was that early check-ups and treatment give a higher chance of survival.

October is an awareness campaign month on the risks, early detection and prevention of breast cancer.

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