During this past Sunday’s episode of “Real Housewives of Atlanta”, cast member Kenya Moore underwent a medical procedure that most women would consider rather traumatic. The former Miss USA was informed by her OB/GYN that a lump was discovered in her breast during her annual examination, which prompted her physician to perform a mammogram. Following the mammogram, two additional lumps were discovered and Kenya was ordered to have a biopsy conducted so that her doctor could asses whether or not the lumps were a result of cancer. Thankfully, the biopsy revealed that the lumps were benign. Although thankful that she received a clean bill of health, Moore recently took to her Bravo TV blog to express how thwarting it was that none of her co-stars reached out to offer an encouraging or comforting word in the wake of her medical ordeal. An excerpt from her post reads:
“I was disappointed when none of my cast mates reached out to me after learning of my ordeal when many viewers did. Whether or not I am your favorite or least favorite person, the bond that we all have is that we are women first. I’m a woman before I am any other identifying marker such as race, social status, popularity, occupation, or religious background. I am a woman. I am a child of God and I am blessed. With that said, I beg all women to get a mammogram. If you get a call back, GO BACK. BE BRAVE. Early detection is the key to survival.”
Going through a biopsy can be an extremely nerve-wracking experience for anyone.
Would you agree with Kenya? Were the ladies of “Real Housewives of Atlanta” wrong for not reaching out to their fellow co-star after learning of her traumatic experience?
In case you missed it Sunday, you can check out footage of Kenya’s health scare on the next page.