“I want to quickly emphasise something; it is part of the awareness campaign on breast cancer – that when a woman notices a lump in her breast, she cannot say what that lump is until she sees a doctor.
“It is the doctor that will recommend a test . It is after the test that she can know whether what she has is breast cancer or not.”
“I think he must have wondered where I got the strength because I was on my feet and already prepared that whatever that woman did , I was going to do it and be okay. From then, my treatment commenced.
“The next line of treatment was mastectomy. By then, the level of my breast health care was at the rudimentary level. That was in 1997 . It was still the same radical mastectomy; I said remove the damn thing if that would make me live. We did that and the rest is history.”