Breast Cancer Survivor Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu: Reducing Stigma, Lifting Spirits. By Temitayo Olofinlua
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Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu is the founder and president of the Breast Cancer Association of Nigeria (BRECAN). She herself was diagnosed with breast cancer 18 years ago, in 1997. Through her organization, she has brought hope to many breast cancer patients in Nigeria, and she hopes that breast cancer will be history by 2020.
One Lump Can Change Your Life
Today is a good day for Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu. Her lilting voice is strong and her smile brightens the entire room, which is filled with charts and materials showing breasts of all shapes and sizes, each at a different stage of
cancer. On a much darker day 18 years ago, a discovery by her own hand changed her life forever.