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Business contributing to breast cancer research

Elsie Hlaba Dikeledi Mokoke and Aniki Letima eat after the Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign Elsie Hlaba Dikeledi Mokoke and Aniki Letima eat after the Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign
Gustavo Carr | 05 November, 2018, 15:52

As breast cancer awareness month comes to a close, Smith, who goes by the moniker "MamaChel", reminisced on the reason for her giving.

You can give a donation to a charity of your choice that is making a difference in the lives of persons battling cancer.

She is involved with support organisation Buddies For Life, which seeks to help people who have the disease navigate their healing journey. When I went to the hospital to have my port [for chemotherapy] put in and everything, they were real nice there.

Throughout the semester, the organization plans a sequence of student-friendly events around campus to promote awareness and provide the opportunity for students to educate themselves about breast cancer.

"With this being our sixth year raising funds for Breast Cancer Foundation NZ, we thought it was a good time to do something a bit different, and we're really pleased with how these bedroom designs were received", she says.

Mrs Ama Appiah, the Nurse in-Charge of Breast Screening, said there were enormous risk factors such as obesity, exposure to too much radiation, wearing of tight brassieres and excessive exposure of the breasts.

Nkhweng did so, and was diagnosed with Invasive Ductal Cancer in May 2008 which led to the removal of her breast.

"After learning that I had to remove my breast, I was stressed out, but I accepted it". The cancer can then spread through the blood or lymph systems to other parts of the body.

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She said she opted not to have a breast implant after her operation to show other people that she was still a woman.

Scientists who believe that antiperspirants may cause the disease attribute it to the fact that most breast cancers develop in the upper outer part of the breast, the area closest the armpit.

The prevalence of breast cancer, among South African men and women, is increasing with every passing year and it is one of the most common cancers among women in South Africa. "The timeframe of this process can be lengthy for a patient diagnosed with cancer and the delays providing less chance of receiving the necessary treatment in a timely manner".

She has about 65 people whom she now counsels.

"I received a lot of information, printout information and stuff, and if I had any questions, I was given a number that I called".

Nkhweng says she does not have any health problems and checks herself every morning.

People attending the event can enjoy an acoustic session later in the day courtesy of local artist, A Band Once. "I am still alive because of the God I pray to".

"Sealy's generosity and coordination of this fundraising event has always been unbelievable, and we want to thank them, the four designers and the members of the public who got behind the campaign", she says.