After hearing an advertisement on RJR on self examination, Marcia did self checks. In 2004, she found a lump and after doing the relevant tests, she was given the dreadful news. Diagnosed with stage 2 Breast Cancer, her concerns were not of her own well-being but that of her children. How were they going to handle the news? How would they handle the treatment?
The treatment, as awful as it was, she could handle. The physical pain and her personal emotions that she could cope with. It was having her children see her fight for her life which was painful. But she had to fight for them. They needed her to see them finish school and become positive contributors to society. She herself was determined to see this.
Her advice to women is to do their self-examinations and to not be afraid. If you are diagnosed with Breast Cancer trust and listen to your doctor. Find a support group because no one needs to do this alone.
Please revisit next Wednesday as we share the courageous story of another inspiring Survivor. Also, view our 2017 Pink Ashlet Collection. Part proceeds goes towards the Jamaica Reach to Recovery to aid in their support of Breast Cancer Fighters and Survivors.
Until next time, stay beautiful!
~Ashley & Jody-Anne