A life on hold : Our stories with cancer

"It's not that far-fetched." 12 years ago, when Olfa learned she had cancer, she was not surprised. It was as if she already knew, "instinctively". Emna, diagnosed last year, agrees. "The body knows.”
20 October 2022
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“Ça n’arrive pas qu’aux autres”. Il y a 12 ans, quand Olfa a appris qu’elle était atteinte d’un cancer, elle n’a pas été surprise. Comme si elle le savait déjà, “instinctivement”. Emna, diagnostiquée l’année dernière, abonde en son sens. “Le corps sait”.
Au micro d’inkyfada podcast, ces deux femmes échangent et racontent comment le cancer a suspendu leur vie pendant quelque temps, et comment il ne les a jamais vraiment quittées depuis.
"هذا لا يحدث للآخرين فقط". قبل 12 عاما شُخّصت ألفة بالسرطان، لكنها لم تتفاجأ لذلك كما لو كانت تعرف مسبقا، كما لو أن "حدسها" أخبرها. توافقها في ذلك الرأي آمنة التي اكتشفت مرضها مؤخرا العام الماضي، "فالجسد يعرف"...
أمام ميكروفون إنكفاضة، تتحادث المرأتان وتخبراننا عن السرطان الذي علّق حياتهما لفترة من الوقت، وكيف لم يتركهما أبدا منذ ذلك الحين.
Created by
Emna Chebaane
Mixing & Sound Design
Oussema Gaidi
Tayma Ben Ahmed

Every year, during the whole month of October, a campaign of mobilization around cancer is organized, to testify, tell, and raise awareness - sometimes awkwardly - to the risks of the disease and the importance of screening.

On this occasion, Inkyfada Podcast wanted to give the floor to people who have experienced this disease. Olfa and Emna both have had cancer: the first one a Hodgkin's (a form of cancer of the lymphatic system), the second one a breast cancer.

On the mic of inkyfada podcast, these two women talk about how cancer interrupted their lives for a while, and how it has never really left them since.

For more than an hour, they discuss their respective experiences and share their stories. They talk about the importance of the medical profession, the relationship with their loved ones and the importance of acceptance and self-image.

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