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Super Rugby star’s wife opens up about shock cancer diagnosis: ‘It just felt so surreal’

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Dan supporting Candice during her first chemo session. She wore a cold cap to prevent her hair from falling out. (Photo: Instagram/Candice_Kriel)
Dan supporting Candice during her first chemo session. She wore a cold cap to prevent her hair from falling out. (Photo: Instagram/Candice_Kriel)

She thought she was doing everything right. She exercised a lot – she’s a running fanatic – she took her vitamins religiously, ate healthily, didn’t smoke and drank moderately.

So when she felt a lump in her breast she wasn’t that concerned. She was breastfeeding her baby son, Cruz, so thought it was just a blocked milk duct.

How wrong she was.

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