Jenna Skews discovered she had malignant phyllodes tumour at the start of her matric year.
She was scared and confused as to why this was happening to her at the tender age of 17.
Jenna was told her tumour was a sarcoma, meaning no radiation or chemotherapy was needed.
However, she was later informed she would need to undergo a mastectomy to remove all possible threat of malignant cells.
“I’m an average girl – a daughter, sister, girlfriend and friend,” she said.
Being a teenager, Jenna had to deal with many difficult emotional stages most girls her age never think about. She had a lot to process and the emotional and physical stress was daunting.
Jenna didn’t let this bring her down, she had so much to achieve in her life. Despite the challenges of her diagnosis, she continued her studies and managed to complete high school.
Jenna believes the key to survival is to look at what lies ahead, even when you think you have reached your lowest point.
Focus on your goal and not your current circumstance.
“I knew I would change, but I definitely did not fade.”
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