Joanne’s Story


When I was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer, it scared me a lot, and I thought my life was going to end. But somehow, the Word of God comforted me because I know my life is from God, and it belongs to Him.

After many check-ups, tests, and so on, my doctor is pleased with my report. It’s not often that a cancer patient maintains or even gains weight, but after an initial drop following my first chemo session, I’m now back to normal. My blood is good. I’ve seen patients having to travel all the way to places like Kelantan because their blood isn’t good, but thank God mine is always good. Because of all these factors, my chemo sessions were shortened. I was supposed to do six sessions, but the doctor said four is enough for me. I asked why, and he said it’s because he gave me the strongest medicine and I still survived. After each chemo session, dealing with vomiting, burning sensations, lethargy, and body pain was very hard, but I managed to get through.

Before each chemo session, patients need to get a blood test and then wait one to two hours for the results. During this waiting period, the doctor or nurses asked me to talk to other patients to share my experience. I shared how I faced the fears of chemo’s side effects, my food intake, and I just listened to them. In addition to this, I also became a helper to the nurses, bringing comfort to other patients. I never imagined that in my situation, I could bring comfort to others. It’s God’s doing. If not for Him, I wouldn’t have survived this far. I’m really grateful for the support of Ps Elisha, Sis Petrina, and all of my church family.

My chemo treatment is done, praise God. I still have side effects; my joints hurt, and my body is still weak, but I know I’ll be okay. I keep praying for the Holy Spirit to sustain me. My morning prayer has become the song “I am the God that healeth thee.” God spoke to me through Matt 8:7 “I will come and heal him” and Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” So far, I’ve completed two steps of my treatment: surgery and chemotherapy, and the next step is radiotherapy. Please continue to pray for me. Thank you .

Please note: The name of the individual sharing this testimony has been changed to protect their privacy.