Jana Grobler’s Journey Of Hope
Jana Grobler, 37 year old from Lephalale, was first diagnosed with HER2 Positive breast cancer in 2012. While going for a regular checkup at her gynecologist, Jana mentioned a lump that she felt in her breast. She went for a mammogram and then a biopsy. Jana was shocked that the result was positive for breast cancer. She asked God to use her in this new journey she would begin.
Jana underwent chemotherapy at Eastleigh Breast Care Centre and had a lumpectomy to remove remaining tissue and the lymph nodes that were affected. The chemotherapy was successful and Jana was in remission for about a year.
In 2014 she was diagnosed again as the cancer had spread to her liver. Jana’s battle continues, but she has a good support system. “I am still fighting the fight, but with the support of my husband, family, friends and the wonderful people at the CANSA Lephalale Care Centre the road is so much easier,” Jana says.
Jana adds, “The annual CANSA Relay For Life Lephalale has made such an impact on my life, I just have to participate every year. The interaction with fellow fighters and survivors is very inspirational. I would like to tell people to have hope no matter what and to live life to the fullest.”