Sister Gilda Woods


my annual mammogram in 2013.

I did not have to have chemotherapy or radiation. Rather, I was treated with surgery during which I had a mastectomy, and some of my lymph nodes were removed and examined. There was no evidence of cancer in my lymph nodes. After surgery, I was very weak for about a year. I could not eat. I could not sleep nor could I do much of anything in the beginning. That’s because I had to live with several tubes in me that were necessary for drainage after my surgical treatment. I thank God that my treatment did not require radiation.

However, for five years I did take, in pill form, a special hormone-based chemotherapy called Letrozole.

I am so happy to be a part of the Bread of Life Family. Since giving my life to the Lord after my diagnosis and becoming a member of the Church, God has encompassed me with peace and the assurance that every area of my life is in His hands. God has truly been blessing me and my faith has increased tremendously. I volunteer at the Ministry of Helps Food Pantry every Monday and am honored to be a part of the Community Sunday group.

I am so grateful that God brought me through and am thankful to be a seven-year cancer survivor as of May 2020. I had to go back for a follow-up visit on August 16, 2018 to have another test for my stomach. Praise God! No Cancer was found.

I know that by the Grace of God I am completely cancer free!


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