قررت الرياضية الاميركية ​شونتي لوي​ الخضوع لعملية اسئصال الثدي المزدوج، بعد اكتشافها قبل اسابيع انها تعاني من مرض سرطان الثدي.

وقالت لوي، الفائزة بميدالية برونزية في ​اولمبياد 2018​ في الوثب العالي، عبر صفحتها على "انستغرام": "أنا لا أشرب الكحول ولا أدخن وأمارس الرياضة بانتظام، ولم يحدث شيء من هذا اي فرق. ​السرطان​ لا يكثرت فسيطروا عليه".

اضافت لوي، البالغة 35 عامًا وأم لثلاثة اطفال، في رسالة تشدد على اهمية الكشف المبكر لسرطان الثدي: "كنت قد أجريت اختبارات ذاتية كل أسبوع على الأقل في الحمام واعلم بالضبط ما هو اليوم الذي ظهرت فيه كتلة الورم. ومع ذلك، استغرق الأمر من تسعة إلى عشرة أشهر كي يأخذني الطاقم الطبي على محمل الجد بسبب صغر عمري".

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Made it out of surgery in one piece. #doublemastectomy. (Well .95 of a piece). Making the decision to do the full mastectomy instead of the lumpectomy was an easy one. Looking at the faces of my 3 children and my husband helped me realize the risk was too great. I still have so much more to do here. I am so glad that through this entire process one thing that wasn't taken was my smile. When I compete I always smile, and people think its because I am happy. The truth is I am not happy, but instead I have joy. My joy in the Lord is my strength, that was my secret to winning. Cancer is not a battle I can fight on my own. I have to rely on the strength of the Father who created me. My joy in Him will take me through the journey victoriously. #cancersucks, but I serve a God who is real and who heals. Ladies please take early detection seriously. Breast cancer doesn't discriminate. That evil disease seeks to steal, kill and destroy. You know your body better than any doctor. Don't let them tell you that it is nothing. Keep pressing until you are satisfied. I did self breast exams at least weekly in the shower and know the exact day the lump showed up, and still it took 9-10 months for medical personnel to take me seriously because of my age. I don't drink, I don't smoke, I exercise regularly and none of that made a difference. Cancer doesn't care. Get checked! 1 in 8 women will have breast cancer in their life time. That is a staggering statistic, but early detection saves lives.

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