Zoleka Mandela On Her Recent Cancer Scare. Her strength knows no boundaries. Zoleka Mandela is a cancer survivor who is still going strong. She just gave birth to her 5th child, and is enjoying the joys of motherhood. Having noted that though, the author and activist had a cancer scare during her 3rd trimester.
“I found two lumps in my left armpit on the 6th of January 2019 whilst performing a breast self exam,” she said. Zoleka found the lumps in the same region she received 30 breast cancer radiation therapy treatments. Fortunately a breast ultrasound performed by her radiologist revealed that the masses were both non-cancerous and were a result of her breasts preparing themselves to breastfeed.
Zoleka regards herself lucky saying, “I am yet again lucky and blessed to have survived this disease that continues to rob the lives of many women due to delays in detection and treatment, and due to fear and poverty.”
Zoleka has gone through the most in her life, and she is still standing tall. She remains an inspiration to many that you can rise above any situation.