September 23, 2023 -Jamaican dancehall artiste Shenseea recently had a tense moment during a visit to the doctor’s office. Anticipating a potential breast cancer diagnosis, the artist was relieved to find out that her health was not in jeopardy.
The 26-year-old took to Instagram to share her experience. In the video, the singer can be seen clad in a hospital gown, filming herself in what seems to be a medical examination room.
Shenseea’s palpable relief was evident as she expressed gratitude for the positive news she received.
Fans rally in support and sympathy
The singer’s post was flooded with reactions from her vast following on Instagram.
Many shared their relief, echoing personal experiences, while others extended words of encouragement.
However, as is common with celebrity posts, some comments strayed into the realm of speculation and humor.
There were insinuations that Shenseea might be considering breast augmentation, with some even jesting about her decision to share the news.
Shenseea’s track record with sharing personal medical news
This is not the first instance where Shenseea opened up about her health concerns.
Last year, she made headlines when she pulled out of multiple scheduled events, including her anticipated appearance at the Revolt Summit in Atlanta, due to an undisclosed illness.
She later revealed her battle with hematoma, a condition characterized by pain and swelling resulting from damaged and leaking blood vessels.
Breast Cancer Awareness
Shenseea’s recent health scare serves as a poignant reminder, especially as October approaches, marking Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The incident underscores the importance of regular screenings for those at risk and the potential life-saving benefits of early detection.
Breast Cancer in Jamaica
Earlier this month, Jamaican breast surgical oncologist, Dr. Jason Copeland said that Jamaican women are being diagnosed with breast cancer at a significantly younger average age than women in the United States.
During the recent inauguration of the ICWI/Jamaica Reach to Recovery’s (JR2R) Pink Run, he disclosed that Jamaican women face a diagnosis, on average, at 54 years old.
This is notably younger than the average diagnosis age in the US, which is in the 60s.
Dr. Copeland also revealed that the odds of succumbing to breast cancer for Jamaican women are two to three times higher than their counterparts in Western Europe and North America.