SCS support group member and lung cancer survivor, Lynda Lim Kwee Hua, took part in the Singtel – Singapore Cancer Society Race Against Cancer last year. The 59-year-old had to go undergo chemotherapy and surgery in 2017. With half a lung, she completed the 5km route while taking medications in between her run.

 

Lynda Lim Lung Cancer Survivor SCS Beneficiaryr

 

In April 2017, Lynda immediately consulted a doctor when she found a lump near her underarm and felt her tummy bloated. With a family history of cancer, she was advised to go for a lung x-ray. A biopsy showed that she had developed stage 3A lung cancer and had to go for a test to check if the cancer cells had spread. Unfortunately, results showed that the cells had spread to her lymph nodes.

She has to undergo treatment. During chemotherapy, she felt very weak and had to stop after 2 sessions as the doctor advised that it could be life threatening. She then had to go for a major surgery to remove the tumor together with a part of her lung.

Lynda got to know about Singapore Cancer Society (SCS) and its programmes and services through her sister who is a breast cancer survivor. She joined the SCS support group and is an active participant of SCS Enrichment Programmes. She finds the programmes very beneficial as it keeps her active. She is part of ‘SCS Be Hype & Be Happy’, a volunteer dance team made up of cancer survivors. She has performed in many events with this group. Lynda feels that spending time with peers during such activities engages and motivates each other.

Lynda is also a caregiver to her husband who has colon and lung cancer. With her positive outlook in life, she is able to manage work and family well.

Find out more about our SCS enrichment programmes here: https://bit.ly/2kdnDJH

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