Mbali's brave cancer battle

By Drum Digital
09 August 2013

Actress Mbali Maphumulo didn’t let breast cancer stand in the way of achieving her dreams.

Isibaya actress Mbali Maphumulo (33) is sporting a trendy weave and looking as laid-back and attractive as ever when we meet her at our Sandton offices. There’s nothing to suggest that this woman has a long battle with cancer behind her – or that she’s lost both breasts to the disease.

But Mbali is not here looking for sympathy. She agreed to this interview because she wants to warn other women to take their health seriously, and to weigh things up carefully before undergoing treatment for the dread disease that’s shaped the past 10 years of her life.

“Breast cancer is one of the worst things that can happen to any woman,” the actress, who’s married to former Generations star Dumisani Mbebe, says.

“But they don’t have to lose their breasts. That’s why I’m doing this interview: to warn women out there not to lose their breasts unnecessarily by allowing surgeons to remove them without explaining all treatment options.

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