US singer of African American decent and Whitencious boss, Dencia took to Instagram to share the story of how she detected a lump in her breast when she was only 12 years old, which was when she first heard about cancer.
According to the singer, an older woman in school who talked of how she underwent breast surgery made her to discover a lump in her breast.
Luckily for her, the lump wasn’t cancerous.
“I’m lucky to be raised by a grandma who was very hands on with my health, things went so fast & I was ready for surgery with Dr Ashu in Yaounde, Cameroon. ”
“When the operation was done it was risky because two physicians operated on me at precisely the identical time ,throat and breast. The next thing was analyzing the bulge for cancerous cells. This was my first time hearing about cancer, I remember taking the big ass lump to the lab and it was tested, thank God it was just a big ass lump. ”
“I write this because lots of young women like me in boarding schools away from their parents desire older women like Belinda to tell their story so young women like me can learn and action is taken fast. A lot of women don’t get lucky, some wind up with cancerous lump which could turn into CANCER. You are never too young and never too old, let’s our sister’s keeper, I was just a curious young girl, a lot of women aren’t that curious. ”
It needs to be remembered that in Cameroon, over 2,500 cases of breast cancer are detected each year and 70 to 80 percent of those people affected by this pathology are detected at very advanced stages called metastatic.
The revelation was made by some experts in Oncology Care and Support lately, at the start of the annual Breast Cancer Prevention Communication Campaign called “Pink October”.