- "SAD to tell you that I have been diagnosed with COLON CANCER . I advise all young men and women to go for routine Colo-ractal Cancer Screening. Pray for me as I battle against this Monster. I am starting a new journey in my life," said Mashayamombe.
By Mutsa Makuvaza
SHADRECK Mashayamombe, the losing MDC Alliance candidate for Harare South in the 2018 elections, has announced that he has been diagnosed with colon cancer and is calling for prayers from fellow Zimbabweans.
Mashayamombe, a former ZANU-PF political commissar for Harare Province, made the announcement Monday evening on social media. He advised all young men and women to go for screening while it is still early, and says he was entering a new stage on his life.
“SAD to tell you that I have been diagnosed with COLON CANCER . I advise all young men and women to go for routine Colo-ractal Cancer Screening. Pray for me as I battle against this Monster. I am starting a new journey in my life,” said Mashayamombe.
Mashayamombe was fired by ZANU-PF in November 2017 and ended up on an MDC Alliance ticket for 2018 parliamentary elections, but lost to ZANU-PF candidate Tongai Mnangagwa in the battle for Harare South.
According to the American Cancer Society, people who have the following symptoms often do NOT have cancer, BUT these are a sign that one should go to the doctor so the cause can be found and treated:
- A change in bowel habits, such as diarrhea, constipation, or narrowing of the stool, that lasts for more than a few days
- A feeling that you need to have a bowel movement that is not relieved by doing so
- Rectal bleeding
- Dark stools, or blood in the stool
- Cramping or abdominal (belly) pain
- Weakness and fatigue
- Unintended weight loss
“When colorectal cancer does turn out to be the cause, symptoms often appear only after the cancer has grown or spread.
“That’s why it’s best to be tested for colorectal cancer before ever having any symptoms. Colorectal cancer that’s found early through screening – testing that’s done on people with no symptoms – might be easier to treat,” says the American Cancer Society.
Colon cancer claimed the life of prominent MDC Alliance activist Patson Dzamara on 26th August this year. – Zimbabwe Voice