HARARE – Former Studio 263 actress and cervical cancer survivor, Tinopona “Tin Tin” Katsande says she has been trying to stay positive after she was diagnosed with the dreaded condition.
The ZiFM Stereo presenter announced last year that she had been diagnosed with stage 1 cervical cancer and was undergoing chemotherapy treatment.
She revealed she suffers from endometriosis, a gynaecological condition that causes cells from the uterine lining to flourish outside the uterine cavity.
The condition causes pain and infertility.
Katsande said she is set to begin radiotherapy as she continues her brave fight against her medical condition.
“Radiotherapy is starting this week. I’ve decided to shave my head before I have to shave it. My heart is sore. My mind is fuzzy,” she posted on her Facebook page this week.
“Emotionally and mentally so far, I felt I was doing really great with chemo.
“I’ve been keeping positive and refusing tuma nyaya nyaya (stories) that stress me. I’ve been keeping my mind busy, my body as healthy as l can, and my energy up.”
In efforts to assist those with cervical cancer and other gynaecological related-disorders, Katsande has initiated a drive to collect and donate sanitary pads.