PICS: Zoleka Mandela fights cancer like a warrior


She shares her journey on Instagram, giving hope to breast cancer sufferers. For one picture caption, she says, “I bet CANCER thought it had seen the last of me! I was first diagnosed with CANCER in 2012 at the age of 32. So sorry that it can't stop me from SLAYING even after being diagnosed for the 2nd time this year at the age of 36!!! ? Featuring my Warrior Scar, my badge of honour on my chest where they removed my 19grm tumour - a reminder that I am so much stronger than Luminal B Cancer and just FLEEKING." Screen Shot 2016-10-06 at 2.45.50 PM Even when she was attached to an IV drip for another chemo treatment, Zoleka's spirits where high after learning that her white blood cell count had gone up. "Do you know what that means? I've finally reached my half way mark!!! ? 6 down and 6 more to go." Screen Shot 2016-10-06 at 2.49.59 PM Here, the strong mother is with her daughter, with both wearing adorable pink fairy outfits for a 5km walk to highlight the plight of breast cancer. "We walked 5km in encouragement for all those whose stories need to be heard, those through sharing theirs will inspire hope and positive change in other."Screen Shot 2016-10-06 at 3.51.00 PM Looking amazing on her way to a talk. A slaying queen of Afro-chic indeed! Screen Shot 2016-10-06 at 3.19.26 PM Sharing a pic of her edema - a side effect of chemo treatment. "You see it mostly on a cancer patient's feet, ankles like mine in this picture, hands and face. My oncologist has prescribed a diuretic to cure it but there are ways you can contribute too, losing weight, regular exercise, raising your legs 3-4 times to improve your circulation and avoiding standing for long periods! You've already seen how puffy my face is but are you seeing this muffin top version of my feet though? It reminds me of my pregnancies, my feet get ridiculously swollen!!! Hilarious!!!"

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