A woman who had been told her breast cancer was cured by a simple diet is now on medication for a second time.
The 39-year-old, who has since returned to work, is now receiving the hormone treatment for the first time in four years.
The news of the patient’s second round of treatment has been greeted with relief in the local community.
She had undergone surgery to remove a lump that had appeared on her breast, and was told by a doctor she would soon be free of the cancer.
However, doctors in the UK had told her she would not survive.
She was told she would be able to eat normally again and was encouraged to continue eating healthy foods like vegetables and fruit.
The patient was told that her tumour was not aggressive, and had stopped growing, but she said the cancer had returned.
“I thought it was over,” she said.
“It is still there and it is still spreading.”
She said she had tried to eat a diet that included vegetables and fruits but had not been able to find them in her diet.
She said: “I thought I was going to die and I was scared.
I was told I was not going to be able have kids.”
When you eat food, the bacteria in your gut can start growing.
“You have a chance of survival, but it is not guaranteed.”
The woman was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at the age of 25 and is now taking the hormone therapy to try to slow her cancer.
The woman is not yet being treated for the new cancer, but will be on hormone therapy for at least two years.
She has not been told if she will need to go through surgery to repair the lump that she had removed.