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Lynette Cilliers #FaithOverFear – Cancer Stories of Hope #CANSA90

Lynette Cilliers (front, left)

What is your current cancer diagnosis?

In remission. Cancer survivor. Thank you Lord.

How long have you been living with that cancer?

Was diagnosed at 50.

How does living with cancer affect you in general in your day-to-day living?

You must take it day to day. Be grateful for just another day. Stay positive and grateful. #FaithOverFear

Is there a family history of cancer? Please elaborate if yes.

Yes I am the 4th one in our familily with breast cancer. On my mother’s side.

How have you or your loved ones been affected by you living with cancer?

They supported me. I am so grateful for them. Cancer is a hard road but you must have support and a positive mind. Financially it is hard to pay for all the treatment. But you must have #FaithOverFear.

How has having cancer affected you during this time of COVID-19?

I stopped treatment just before COVID-19.

What is your message to our government regarding the prevention, management and treatment of cancer?

Please help all cancer patients to get the treatment once diagnosed.

What is your message to other people living with cancer?

Once you are diagnosed with cancer fear can take over, but with faith in God the faith will overcome the fear. Cancer is a battle and a hard one. But you must keep your mind positive and remember God is our healer. #FaithOverFear

Is pain a daily part of your life and how do you manage it?

Yes it will always be there. But stay positive and live everyday as if it is your last. Have faith over fear.

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