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Early detection is vital says a breast cancer survivor

October 11, 2019 4:25 pm

Women should not wait if they experience any unusual changes in their breasts.

This serious advice comes from sixty-one-year-old cancer survivor Teresia Tokona who was recently diagnosed with stage three breast cancer.

Tokona says the love and support from her family members made her conquer the battle and become a strong advocate of early detection

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Prevention is Better than Cure best describes this brave woman who managed to conquer breast cancer.

 

“The first thing that I saw was the blood that was coming out from my nipples and I had to go for massaging and when we massage, this thing had the wound and it was open. I had to go to Valelevu Health Centre for dressing that I thought it was just a boil – little did I know that this is cancer”.

Tokona says spending time with loved ones while suffering motivated her to reach for that light at the end of the tunnel.

 

“And am thankful for my husband who was there with me every time, every minute and every hour for him to share with me what I’ve gone through”.

Meanwhile, the Fiji Public Trustee today presented a ten-thousand-dollar cheque to the Fiji Cancer Society.

CEO Belinda Chan says the funds that are normally donated by stakeholders are used for awareness programs, screenings, and to cover the transportation and medical expenses of patients.

 

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