COURAGE TO CON­TINUE

Herworld (Singapore) - - INBOX - LK

I was re­cently di­ag­nosed with breast can­cer. I’ve since had a mas­tec­tomy and am cur­rently un­der­go­ing chemo­ther­apy. Al­though I’ve tried to re­main op­ti­mistic since the di­ag­no­sis, I’ve also sunk into de­pres­sion and have ex­pe­ri­enced mood swings due to the chemo. It’s been tor­tur­ous for both mind and body, so I told the on­col­o­gist to stop the chemo at the fourth cy­cle in­stead of com­plet­ing the rec­om­mended six cy­cles. How­ever, af­ter read­ing your ar­ti­cle My Dad Had Breast Can­cer – and So Did I (Oct 2015), I no longer feel alone, as there are in­deed many breast can­cer sur­vivors who have bat­tled the dis­ease suc­cess­fully. I have thus de­cided to com­plete the en­tire six cy­cles of chemo to de­crease the risk of a re­lapse – no mat­ter how tough it will be. The ar­ti­cle gave me the courage to move on bravely, for my fam­ily and for my­self. I am sure many women will benet from read­ing it. Thanks, Her World.

e t month s pri e for the writer of the win­ning let­ter is an Elise white gold pen­dant with bril­liant cut di­a­monds, worth 2 , from old­heart. E mail us at magher­world sph. com.sg. lease in­clude your full name, ad­dress and a day­time phone num­ber. ou may use a pseu­do­nym, but do in­clude your ad­dress for our records. et­ters may be edited for clar­ity or length. The win­ner will be con­tacted by phone.

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