BREAST CANCER AWARENESS

Allison B. Hudson
Wanda August, breast cancer survivor

Wanda August, a breast cancer survivor shares her story in how she overcame her struggle. She was diagnosed with Ductal Carinoma in Situ breast cancer January 28, 2004.

“Initially, I had mixed emotions.  However, being reared on the promises of God through my parents, grandparents, family, and the Emmanuel Baptist Church family I was assured that I would be victorious. I felt that God was going to perform a miracle so others could see his goodness,” she said.

She said that she had to believe in her healing before total proof.  She embraced her inner strength with determination. 

“I build a rapport with my physicians, and my mother kept a journal.    I had a lumpectomy on February 18, 2004.  I went through six treatments of chemo, 33 days of radiation, and five years of tamoxifin,” she adds.

Today she stands as a seven-year survivor and frequently offers advice to others.

“Please be aware of any changes in the breast and do monthly examinations, yearly mammograms, and breast exams by your doctor,” she says.  

She expresses the importance that women diagnosed with breast cancer early, have a higher chance of surviving it.

August wants to let everyone know who may be going through this that cancer is not bigger than God.  Therefore, focus on the promises of God. Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not unto thine own understanding.  In all thy ways acknowledge him and he shall direct thy paths…Proverbs 3: 5-6