Jane felt a lump on her left breast two months ago and had a mammogram test done. She had a breast lumpectomy, but she still experiences slight pain and is not able to engage in hard labor or tend to her farm due to the pain. The lump was confirmed as cancer.
Jane is a middle aged woman, a wife and a mother of three children. Her husband works as a government chief while she is a farmer. Jane’s husband no longer can support the family, which has greatly affected their socioeconomic lifestyle. Jane is the only provider for her family, and her condition is getting in the way or supporting her children.
If not treated, Jane is at risk of having cancer spread to other parts of her body and this might result into premature death. Surgeons now recommend a wide local excision on her left breast. Unfortunately, Jane is not able to get the full amount needed to meet the $740 treatment cost on her own.
Once Jane is able to receive the treatment she needs, the potentially fatal risk of cancer spreading to other parts of her body will be reduced. She will be free to farm and take care of herself and family.
“I pray to get well soon and be able to continue supporting my children,” Jane said.