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I shouldn’t be alive: My battle with losing a breast to cancer

Lola Wanjiru, 24, is an oncology nurse at Aga Khan University Hospital

In September 2011, I enrolled for a nursing course at the Kenya Medical Training College in Nakuru and looked forward to learning all about the wonders of medicine. I have always had a calling to take care of the sick and was looking forward to a fulfilling journey in nursing school.

However, everything changed in October, 2013 when I noticed a lump in my breast. I ignored it, assuming that it was due to hormonal imbalances from my monthly period.

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