I can’t talk about being semi-diagnosed with cancer in Rwanda without talking about privilege. My first experience using my privilege during the diagnostic process was having a Human Resources for Health (HRH) member advocate on my behalf to get the wait time for the biopsy results down from about a month to 10 days. NotContinue reading “When you use your privilege during cancer”
Category Archives: Breast Cancer
This is absurd… I probably have breast cancer?
And how I told 500+ students at Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village After a long 10 days, I went back to the hospital in Kigali for the results. When they brought me to a back room in the pathology department, I was greeted by the Rwandan pathologist and another Human Resources for Health (HRH) member who IContinue reading “This is absurd… I probably have breast cancer?”
I felt a lump… now what?
About 5 months into living at Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village (ASYV) in rural Rwanda (one of the most incredible places, look it up!), at the end of April 2016, I felt a small lump in my right breast. I wasn’t looking for it and certainly never did self-exams because I was in my 20s but IContinue reading “I felt a lump… now what?”
Hi there! I’m so glad you’re here. Throughout the breast cancer portion of my blog, I’ll be sharing my journey over the last 5+ years with you retrospectively. I considered writing a blog many times over the past few years but I didn’t actually start writing until October 2021. At some point in these posts,Continue reading “Introduction”