They’re Survivors, Not Victims

By Drum Digital
09 October 2015

Two brave breast cancer survivors share their painful journeys from diagnosis to plastic surgery and recovery.

Her eyes shine brightly as she talks about the long journey she’s endured as a breast cancer survivor. As her infectious laughter rings in the air, it’s hard to believe that once she was at an all-time low, living in fear and pain, while dealing with the deep emotional challenges of losing a breast.

Nomvula Riba (38) was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013 after she discovered two lumps while she was exercising. “I was doing yoga at home when I put my hand on my breast and I felt two lumps,” she recalls. “I knew immediately something was wrong. The next day I went to see my GP who told me it could be a cyst. She gave me antibiotics and told me to wait for my period.”

Read more in the October 15 DRUM issue.

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