The month of October every year is set aside as Breast Cancer Awareness month and Cameroonian-born singer and businesswoman, Dencia, has recalled how she discovered a lump on her right breast while she was in boarding school at an early age of 12 going to 13.
The cosmetic beauty expert shared the story via her Instagram of how an 18-year-old senior student named Belinda was randomly talking about her breast lump removal which making her conscious of her own boobs.
Dencia said she decided to do a self-examination and discovered that she had something extra in her’. Upon visiting the doctor, she was immediately also sent home where she had surgery to get it removed.
Also, the singer wishes to be able to tour around schools to teach young girls how to care for sensitive parts of their bodies as she believed most are not given the proper tutorial a girl child needs away from their parents while in boarding school.
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MY RIGHT BREAST STORY When I was 12 going on 13, I was seating in my dorm room in Cpc Bali (Cameroon) when an older girl who was abt 18 “Belinda”was discussing her breast lump removal surgery,My skinny ass had big boobies & as I heard the story, I immediately touched my breasts & realized my right breast had something extra in it,i went to the nurse who sent me home immediately, I’m lucky to be raised by a grandma who was very hands on with my health, things went so fast & I was ready for surgery with Dr Ashu Balimba in Yaounde, Cameroon.When the surgery was done it was risky cuz two drs operated on me at the same time Nose,throat (I had other health issues) & boobies😭😭The next thing was testing the lump for cancerous cells, Yop my first time hearing abt cancer, I remember taking the big ass lump 2 the lab & it was tested, thank God it was just a big ass lump.I write this cuz a lot of young girls like me in boarding schools away from their parents need older girls like Belinda to tell their story so young girls like me can learn & action is taken fast.A lot of girls don’t get lucky, some end up with CANCEROUS lumps.U are never too young & never too old, let’s be our sister’s keeper, I was just a curious young girl, a lot of girls aren’t that curious. P.S I ended up with a keloid scar for many years & I noticed last night it was completely gone, u can’t even tell I had this surgery which is super crazy, I was treating it will stretch mark cream from whitenicious & lightening it & it’s completely gone which is rare. Thank God This was a random picture that inspired me to tell this story,wasn’t taken with the purpose for this. Had my first mammogram & wasn’t even 30😤 Hopefully one day I can tour boarding schools & speak to young girls and teach them about self screening and hopefully school nurses can do more for them too because honestly I doubt they ever did anything but give u meds for headache or Malaria or typhoid. #Scar #Breastawareness #BreastCancerAwareness #Lumps #TouchYourBreast #Breastcancerawarenessmonth
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