A family’s reaction to breast cancer (Gloria’s story)

In this video, Gloria talks about treatment for her breast cancer and her mother’s reaction to both the diagnosis and treatment

Watch as Gloria talks about being diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 58. She talks about her diagnosis and treatment, and how her mom can’t talk about it.

Gloria lives in Long Plain First Nation in Manitoba and works at the health clinic there. She is married and has children.

Some people dealt with it fine but other people, like my mother, did not want to believe it. She just kind of put it on the back burner and didn’t want to talk about it. My sisters were OK and everybody else I spoke with was OK. But my mother just, I don’t know, she was in denial, I guess. This was not happening to her daughter. But she sees I’m OK today. She still doesn’t talk about it. She knows what I’ve been through.

Watch the video of Gloria talking about her breast cancer diagnosis and treatment, given her remote location

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