Breast Cancer Survivor: Tale Of A Nigerian Girl

“My name is Rika Cargill. I Have Survived Breast Cancer Twice”

Rika’s personal experience with cancer began in August 2012 when she discovered something unusual about her breast after giving birth to her son, George.
A breast cancer diagnosis soon followed. Read her narrative below

“I did chemotherapy and the cancer completely disappeared. However, it reoccurred in the beginning of 2016. There was another lump that came in my right breast, so I decided, ‘Get it off!’. So I had a double mastectomy in April 2016. And by May I was up and off bouncing around
I lost my mother and grandmother, both to breast cancer in 2006. They passed away months apart. And two of my aunts later on. I lost my dad to prostate cancer right after I had my breast removed. I also lost a best friend to breast cancer in October, so I have been going through the ropes. And I just wanted to encourage people.
Medicine can help, but it genuinely starts with you. Mind over matter. Every sickness and disease is a mind thing, and once you have the mindset to fight and survive, and you have people loving you, taking care of you, pushing you, (you can do it)” - Rika Cargill

Today, Rika is cancer free, and with her three children – Terenique, Ticarri and George – rooting for her, she says she will keep on fighting

Source: Diary Of An Alpha Female

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