Cancer Type – Prostate
Bio – Nelson Mandela one of the most respected and controversial leaders of all time endured seven weeks of radiation treatment.
Short Story – He endured a life in pursuit of social justice based on his own experiences in Africa. Imprisoned and later becoming the President of South Africa, the late Nelson Mandela was a fighter. His words continue to inspire the hearts of many.
When we hear the name, Nelson Mandela, we don’t often associate it with cancer. Yet, Mandela, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, underwent seven weeks of radiation treatment for microscopic cancer in his prostate. He did not have to have surgery or chemotherapy, however did receive hormonal treatment.
To learn more about his life history visit his website : https://www.nelsonmandela.org
May we all speak his words out loud and face cancer, struggle or challenge as he did, “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it.
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|1st President of South Africa|
|In office (10 May 1994 – 14 June 1999)|
|Deputy||Thabo Mbeki, F. W. de Klerk|
|Preceded by||F. W. de Klerk, as State President|
|Succeeded by||Thabo Mbeki|
|Born||Rolihlahla Mandela, 18 July 1918, Mvezo, Cape Province, Union of South Africa|
|Died||5 December 2013 (aged 95), Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa|
|Resting place||Mandela Graveyard, Qunu, Eastern Cape|
|Political party||African National Congress|
|Other political affiliations||South African Communist Party|
|Spouse(s)||Evelyn Ntoko Mase (m. 1944; div. 1958), Winnie Madikizela (m. 1958; div. 1996), Graça Machel (m. 1998)|
|Children||6 (including Makgatho, Makaziwe, Zenani and Zindziswa)|
|Parents||Nosekeni Fanny, Gadla Henry Mphakanyiswa|
|Alma mater||University of Fort Hare, UoL External Programme, University of South Africa, University of the Witwatersrand|
|Occupation||Activist, Politician, Philanthropist, Lawyer|
|Known for||Anti-Apartheid Movement|
|Awards||Sakharov Prize (1988), Bharat Ratna (1990), Nishan-e-Pakistan (1992), Nobel Peace Prize (1993), Order of Lenin, Presidential Medal of Freedom (hundreds more…)|
|Notable work(s)||Long Walk to Freedom|