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Mother of five shares experience

July 12, 2017 4:56 am

A mother of five who was diagnosed with cervical cancer last year could not hold her emotions as she shared her experience during Fiji’s biggest morning tea today.

This is an annual event aimed to raise funds for people suffering from cancer.

Thirty-six-year old Nanise Marama was seven months pregnant when she was diagnosed with cervical cancer.

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“When we hear the word cancer, the only thought that comes to my mind is next is death. So I just sat down on my bed and I cried. I thought I will be no more and will leave my children behind.”

She managed to travel to India for her surgery and left her five children behind including her new born baby girl.

She says her biggest support during her difficult times was her husband who looked after their children for seven weeks.

Her husband, Poasa Yabakidrawa says he never lost hope.

1672 new cases of cancer was recorded at the Oncology Unit at CWM hospital in Suva last year.

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