As we continue to share profiles of breast cancer survivors and others affected by breast cancer in the lead up to October, our next #faceofbreastcancer is Moipone Sibiya.
Moipone Sibiya is a community educator in the Vaal Triangle who facilitates breast cancer patients in surrounding areas, including Emfuleni, Sedibeng and Midvaal.
In 2003, at just 26 years old, she was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer.
“I felt a lump in my left breast and immediately went to my local clinic. I was referred to Baragwaneth Hospital to undergo several tests. I first had my surgery, then six months’ chemotherapy, followed by radiation treatment,” she says.
“I finally finished my treatment in 2010 and fortunately have been in remission ever since!”
Moipone joined Breast Health Foundation four years ago, and now counsels other young women with breast cancer.
“After first-hand experience with this disease, it’s very gratifying to be able to help other going through something so difficult.”
Support Breast Health Foundation by purchasing a Relate Bracelet ahead of and during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Bracelets available from selected Woolworths stores nationwide.