Meagan Good explains why she started taking her mental and physical health seriously after cancer scare

Over the years, the actress Meagan Bon spoke about the importance of mental and physical health while sharing his own journey.

On March 30, the 40-year-old explained that one of the reasons she is very adamant about the well-being of others stems from a uterine cancer scare she had nearly 10 years old.

Meagan Good explains why she started taking her health seriously following a cancer scare. Photo: @meagangood/Instagram

The incident happened while the “Harlem” star was making a routine visit to her gynecologist. During the appointment, her doctor found abnormal cells in Good’s uterus. Following expert advice, Good would later undergo a biopsy to remove the cells.

Since then, Good has partnered with FORCE, SHARE, Black Health Matters and Eisai Inc. in the Spot Her campaign, which aims to raise awareness about a form of uterine cancer called endometrial cancer. .

According to the Mayo Clinic, endometrial cancer “starts in the layer of cells that form the lining (endometrium) of the uterus.” Signs of endometrial cancer include pain in the pelvic area, spotting between periods, and bleeding after menopause.

During an interview with ENews! Good was asked how the partnership came about. The ‘Deliver Us from Eva’ star said this campaign is perfectly aligned with her beliefs of giving back to the community and raising awareness.

She said: “Part of it is when your life aligns with the things that God has really put in your heart and who you really are as a human being. When you put those things back into the world, I think things come to you.

Good continued, “And that to me is super important, because it’s a conversation that we don’t have and especially within the black community. When you look at the statistics, only 53% of black women are diagnosed early. It’s terrifying. For me, I just want to be a resource and a helper.

Good summed up her feelings by offering some advice for women who might be afraid to bring up the subject head-on with medical professionals and loved ones. She told ENews! that although it is an “uncomfortable and scary conversation”, women must be their own “advocates”.

“You only have one life and we have to be our biggest advocates,” she said. “If we’re not going to look out for ourselves and take care of ourselves, who’s going to do it for us? It can be an uncomfortable conversation, it can even be a scary conversation.

Good added: “You have to educate, you have to know what questions to ask and it’s up to us to defend our interests. The only way to do that is to have the information.

Good is set to take part in the Spot Her virtual walk, in an effort to raise awareness of the disease. The march is scheduled from March 30, 2022 to June 22, 2022.

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