Mrs C.A., Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire

I am a 34-year old mother of three. I live in Cote d’Ivoire. I am also a sickle cell patient. I reported to a doctor in Abidjan with a lump in my right breast and another one in my arm pit. I was referred to the leading hospital in Accra where the specialist removed the two lumps. Shortly after that, I started to feel pain in my breast and I was told to start Chemotherapy. When I saw those who were receiving Chemotherapy and how hopeless and almost lifeless they looked, I was seized with fear. Seeing the way I was behaving, my mother, who accompanied me to Ghana,

thought I could die even before the treatment, so she suggested they took me somewhere else. My cousin, a pastor, who learnt about the Cancer Help Centre on the internet brought me to the Centre and I started treatment immediately. Within 4 weeks, all the swelling and the pain in my breast were gone. The treatment continued for another 8 weeks. All the tests show no sign of cancer. My sickle cell status has also improved remarkably. I feel really well and look a lot better than I used to be.


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