Breast Cancer Survivor Proudly Displays Her Mastectomy Scar… Her Story Will Inspire You

October of every year is marked Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In honour of the special month, a South African breast cancer survivor, Nomalanga Nyanda who had a mastectomy took to social media to share a topless photo to show the scar, that is now where her breast used to be.

The fashion entrepreneur who started Abantu Creations, went on to share the story of her struggles and triumph.

According to the strong woman, when her cancer was discovered, it was already at an advanced stage so they rushed her treatment and she started her cycles of chemotherapy on the 12th of January 2015.

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Now, Nyanda is as healthy as can be after one of her breasts was removed and she went through several rounds of chemotherapy and radiation.

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”My case was treated as an emergency because of the stage of the cancer and on the 12th of January 2015 she started my cycles of chemotherapy.

This was over a six month period and it was to shrink the tumor. The side effects included nausea, fatigue, restlessness, insomnia, hair loss, hot flushes and darkened nails.

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I also suffered from depression, but the support of family made it bearable. We were in this together. My family members even cut their hair as part of their support.

After surgery it was radiotherapy also known as radiation, it is used to destroy the remaining cancer cells. It was effortless with no pain.

The only discomfort was in my scar as it became stiff and hard due to the heat from radiation. Within three months I started physiotherapy to assist with my arm and chest movement.

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The side effects from radiation were restlessness, severe hot flushes and insomnia. #BreastCancer#BreastCancerAwareness#BreastCancerMonth.”

Photo credit: Instagram

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