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Breast Cancer Gladiator – Nomvula Riba

My name is Nomvula Riba , I’m 40years old . My journey of Hope began the month I turned 36 when I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. I felt a lump on my right breast and consulted my GP who thought it could have been a cyst and prescribed antibiotics.

Nomvula Riba

A week later I felt more lumps and by then I had a dent – looked like something was pulling inside. That’s when I really got concerned and requested a referral. I was referred for a mammogram- then a biopsy, which came back with “unfortunately its CANCER” from the doctor. I was never ready nor prepared to hear those words. I was shocked, lost and very scared of the unknown journey I was about to start.

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