Lillian Dube’s cancer battle continues

2016-04-18 10:51

Cape Town - Our hearts go out to veteran actress Lillian Dube, who recently revealed exclusively to tvplus that her battle with cancer is far from over.

Lillian has played an active role in creating awareness of breast cancer, and the importance of early detection ever since she was diagnosed with the disease in 2008. In a recent interview about her SABC2 comedy show Skwizas, Lillian went on to talk about her plans after the comedy wraps production and revealed that she's back on cancer treatment.

She says: "That cancer of mine: remember I had cancer 9 years ago? Then it came back last year. The first time I had a lumpectomy where they removed the lump from my right breast. The second time they had to cut the breast out which is a mastectomy.

"And recently they found out that my cancer mutates and I need to be on treatment which is expensive and you don’t get it in public hospitals. I know this because I asked my oncologist and it’s bound to cost R500 000! It’s not only the treatment that costs so much but I also have to take tablets for five years and it’s also expensive."

The 70-year-old actress sounded upbeat and added that she "prepared for these rainy days" but she "feels for young people who haven’t had the chance to save".

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