“I make friends with my tumor and I do talk to them and say that for me to survive and for you to survive, you should not grow bigger, so that we can actually accommodate each other.”
Wendy Tan-Kuah, a mother, wife and a retired businesswoman was diagnosed in December 2014 with uterine leiomyosarcoma, a rare type of cancer that affects the smooth muscle tissue. She underwent a full hysterectomy as well as a 5.5 cm tumour. Sadly, in 2015, the PET scan reviewed that the cancer had spread to other parts of her body so she has been living with a stage 4 diagnosis. In 2017, she decided to retire from her education consultancy business to focus on her health. Apart from having medical treatments, she began walking as a way to take care of her body, and leads the Sarcoma Support Group in Singapore to share knowledge, information and to provide emotional support to each other.