I dedicate this article to all the women who have fought and won the battle against Breast Cancer and to the families of persons who are currently being treated.
Cancer, while it can be challenging with no cure, is not a death sentence – there is a light at the end of the dark tunnel.
I also dedicate this article to my aunt who was diagnosed in 2020 during COVID-19 lockdown restrictions – surgery and dealing with COVID-19 was not an easy task but I am beyond grateful to God that she made it through and is currently undergoing treatment.
Created by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) in 2000, World Cancer Day is held every February 4th to raise awareness, improve education and inspire action worldwide, with the goal of creating a world where cancer deaths are prevented, and cancer care is equal for all.
What is breast cancer?
IzzSo Media spoke with Breast Cancer survivor Jacqueline Thompson who said she discovered a lump in her breast in 2011 – Upon her stage II Breast Cancer diagnosis, Jaqueline was put through eight rounds of Chemotherapy and 18 rounds of another type of chemical and 25 rounds of Radiation to get rid of the cancer cells.
She said for two years she was placed on a rigorous number of tests and treatment – all while trying to sustain her family.
After beating Cancer, Jacqueline has dedicated her life to spiritual and physical healing, along with the support of her children she has dedicated her life to building a stronger temple within her body.
She said for some women there may be warning signs, but for others it can masks itself as another ailment.
Jacqueline is now helping others to overcome the emotional battle of dealing with Breast Cancer and how they can be a stronger force not just for themselves but other survivors.
If you or a loved one suspects that something may be wrong, seek the care of a medical professional and get tested – Screening mammography is the type of mammogram that checks you when you have no symptoms. It can help reduce the number of deaths from breast cancer among women ages 40 to 70.