- Makgofe Moagi opened up about her recent cancer scare
- After having some tests done, Makgofe found out she was cancer-free
- The beautiful actress is using her experience to create awareness and urges people to be aware and have regular checks
Women all over the world have the fear of feeling a lump in their breast. Makgofe Moagi, the Skeem Saam actress, endured the same fear when she detected a lump in her breast. It took Makgofe three years before she plucked up the courage to have it checked out. Fortunately it was not cancerous.
Taking to Instagram, Makgofe, who plays the character of Katlego’s mother Charity, shared her experience, which was for her a difficult time.
Briefly.co.za learnt that Makgofe called out to all ladies to check for lumps in their breasts and should they find one not to procrastinate but to have it seen to immediately. It was the fear of injections that prolonged Makgofe having it checked out. Over the three-year period the lump had increased in size.
Due to the fact the Makgofe’s family has a history of cancer, she admits that she over-analysed the situation and this just made matters worse.
It took a long time for Makgofe to think straight and to take action. She eventually made an appointment with her doctor, who in turn sent her to the radiology department for a biopsy. She had a fine needle aspiration biopsy done, which was no big deal.
Makgofe was one of the fortunate ones with the results showing that the tumour was not cancerous. She had to go through a surgical procedure to have the tumour removed, but she is so grateful that the end result turned out to be a good one.
Having experienced such a difficult period in her life, Makgofe feels blessed that her results were negative.
She has made a plea for men to have their regular check-ups for prostate cancer!
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