Dencia recounts breast cancer scare when she was 13

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Pop singer Dencia has recounted her breast cancer scare when she was just 13 years old.

Dencia narrated how she felt a lump in her breast years ago via her Instagram account today (October 14). In her story she thanked her grandma for reacting quickly about her situation.

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Read her story below;

One faithful day When I was 13yrs old,I was laying down in my bed,randomly touched my breast & felt a lump in my right breast.I screamed,jumped & ran to my grandma’s room,she touched around & said something was wrong.I was so nervous & couldn’t wait until 8AM to go to the hospital.

“We consulted with a few family Dr’s who sent us to a specialist,that same day I was doing my first mammogram ever,I was just 13 but had grown boobies (lol) the Dr said the cyst was way too big and was making me sicker. Luckily I was already scheduled for another surgery in a few days for my throat & nose,the Dr added my breast to my already scheduled surgery

“I am 13 thinking how the fuck do I have this in my breast. Needless to say waking up to 3 major surgeries & wouldn’t be able to talk for 3 months & bleeding all over wasn’t fun but my issues might have ended physically but the emotional torture was on its way.

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“The Dr informed me that “There is preliminary evidence that women with breast cysts may be at an increased risk of breast cancer, especially at younger ages.” And that I had something related to cancer (bla bla bla ) that story wasn’t for me lol There goes my school year,before healing,I had to start getting other tests done all over the place to make sure I wasn’t at risk cancer I was so scared and honestly I didn’t know much about cancer I just knew it killed people.

“I am 13 living in Africa,I did a lot of research and realized all I needed to do was checkup & make sure I was untop of my exams,mammograms and all the not so fun but necessary things.I still wear the scar from that cyst,it’s a big Ass scar that i am still trying to get rid it off 10+ yrs later but every time I look at it I am reminded Of how lucky I am to have caught that big ass cyst,lucky to have a grandma who was untop of it all.

 

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“A lot of young girls around the world don’t have that and a lot of young and older girls & women do have the opportunity to check,do mammograms & Pap smears but don’t do it.Breast cancer awareness and other cancers should be all year round,stay untop,stay informed,check yourself and if you don’t know how to,ask your mom,Dr,friend etc #breastcancer #breastcancerawareness.

Yesterday (October 14) was No Bra Day as a means to raise awareness for breast cancer, and honour victims of breast cancer.