Howaida Sheir

Age: Adult
Association: Survivor
Region: Cairo
Cancer: Breast

"Being a survivor teaches me a lot about life."

Cancer has given me more power and strength. It has taught me to enjoy every moment in my life. It challenged me to empower other patients who are still in their fight and how to be persisting to conquer it, not to fear it. I’m motivated to share my experience by the fear that I always see in the eyes of women diagnosed with breast cancer. The look I saw in my daughter’s eyes after I lost my hair…I wanted to comfort them more than anything else

My greatest advice to those recently diagnosed – take care of your immune system, don’t ever fear it. Believe in cure! I cannot stress enough – early detection, early detection and early detection! You simply have to accept the fact and deal with it immediately – don’t panic! You will always have your times of weakness, a lot of ups and downs, but in the end you will do it. Being a survivor teaches me a lot about life.