This Friday, May 13, Flor Marina Gómez, the mother of the renowned Colombian cyclist Egan Bernal, published an emotional video on her social networks. In this, she shared with her followers that she is already starting her chemotherapy process, with which she seeks to control and eliminate the breast cancer that was diagnosed with her.
Egan’s mother stated in her most recent mail from Instagram that he will already begin treatment against a “small tenant” that he has.
“Today they inserted the catheter to start chemotherapy soon and be able to start treatment against this little tenant that I have in my body. With love and strength we are going to do it!”
In the video, the mother of the 2019 Tour de France champion indicated that she has the best energy to start this procedure.
“I just got out of surgery today.. They inserted the catheter because they are going to start my chemotherapiesso here we go and with the best energy”, said Gómez.
On the night of last Wednesday, May 11, Flor Bernal made the announcement of her illness through a video posted on her social networks.
“Today a new stage begins! I was diagnosed with breast cancer; I share this with you because I know that many times we see these types of distant situations and we believe that it happens to others, but not to us. And well, this time he touched me and I know that if God gave me this test it is because I can overcome it ”, Flor Marina Gómez wrote in the description that accompanies the video.
“I don’t feel sick, I feel that life teaches me new things every day and here I am looking forward to facing them with the best energy and with all the strength to emerge victorious”, she added.
Despite the character of the news, the cyclist’s mother was calm in the video and assured that they will face this disease as one more battle. “I have a lot of faith, a lot of optimism, carrying this with the best energy and I’m sure I’ll get ahead,” she said.
In addition, he took advantage of the moment to share a reflection with his followers, inviting them to take care of themselves and perform a self-examination, to detect cancer early and treat it properly.
“I want to share this process with everyone, especially with the women who follow me… I want to send a message to women so that we please take care of ourselves, do a self-examination,” Flor Marina said.
Furthermore, he added, “detecting cancer in time is fundamental… it is living”.
Days before this announcement, Egan Bernal, the great Colombian cyclist who won the Tour de France in 2019, released a video this Sunday –May 8– in the afternoon, in which he is seen on his great companion in battle, his bicycle.
The video, published on his official Twitter account, lasts five seconds and is recorded from a car that is also driving behind Bernal, following, as usual, the pedaling of the cyclists.
There the Colombian wrote in his tweet: “First time on pedals. Here I continue to push hard, with a berraquera”, accompanying the phrase with a fisted hand, which would represent the strength to return to the ring.
Procedures to Fight Stage 2 Breast Cancer
According to the American Cancer Society, the extent of breast cancer is a determining factor in guiding the patient’s medical treatment. As they explain, in the case of women who are in the early stages (1, 2 or 3), one of the most suitable approaches is surgery, generally followed by radiotherapy.
They also indicate that health professionals can include some medications as part of the treatment, among which are listed:
- Hormonal therapy (tamoxifen, an aromatase inhibitor, or one followed by the other).
- Targeted therapy drugs, such as trastuzumab (Herceptin), pertuzumab (Perjeta), or abemaciclib (Verzenio).
- Some combination of the above.