Zoleka Mandela confirms she has cancer in her liver and lungs-‘I am hanging on by a thread’.
Zoleka Mandela has revealed that a recent examination indicated she has lung and liver cancer.
After her oncologist performed a CT (computerized tomography) scan, the author—who chronicled her 10-year breast cancer experience in the autobiography When Hope Whispers—took to Instagram on Monday to share the physicians’ reports.
In the post, Zoleka said another bone scan was due to establish whether she had cancer anywhere else.
“The CT scan has revealed cancer both in my liver and lungs. I am yet to receive feedback regarding my bone scan, to establish whether I have cancer beyond my ribs. I am hanging on by a thread. Thanking you all for your outpouring of love, prayer and support. Peace. Passion. Positivity.” she wrote.
When Zoleka learned that her battle with the sickness was not yet done in early August, she immediately rose up on trend lists.
“From what she’s told me, cancer in the bones cannot be eradicated, nor can it be cured. I have bone metastasis,” she wrote.
“What do I tell my children? How do I tell them that this time around I may not get to live my life as a survivor? How do I tell them everything will be OK when it’s not? I’m dying … I don’t want to die.”
Prayers and well wishes for Zoleka have flooded her timeline since announcing the tragic news.
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South Africans have since been sending prayer and love to Zoleka;
“Dear Queen Zoleka Mandela my prayers are with you and your family, just a friendly reminder that you beat this before and you can do it again. You are going nowhere this world is your home, your children need you and someday soon you’re going to be uGogo to your children’s children,” Tebogo Lerole wrote.
“My heart breaks for Zoleka Mandela. I’ve followed a bit of her journey surviving cancer and now there’s this,” Miss Pru wrote.
“This hit home for me. My sister had breast cancer, breast removal and chemo twice only for her to get bone cancer & not make it. Time span? Less than 3-years we lost her at 39. Prayers up for Zoleka Mandela. Life is being unnecessarily cruel to her,” a local Twitter user said.