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Maritoni Fernandez celebrates 20 years of being cancer-free

Breast cancer survivor Maritoni Fernandez reminds women why they should not delay their check-up.

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10/08/2020 10:26 AM
Maritoni Fernandez celebrates 20 years of being cancer-free
Photo Credit: @maritoni.fernandez Instagram

After getting married last July, actress Maritoni Fernandez shared another update on her life this year as she visited the hospital for her annual medical check-up. The 51-year-old actress was first diagnosed with Stage 2A cancer when she was 30.

On her Instagram account last October 7, Maritoni shared the range of emotions she goes through during each health exam. She wrote, “Today I had my mammogram, sonogram and tomography done. I am a 20-year survivor and you’d think I’m used to the drill by now but every check-up still brings with it a flood of emotions. From being anxious heading to the hospital, specially now that it’s in the midst of a pandemic, to being grateful and relieved when given the two thumbs up by my dear friend and doctor Dra. Barbara Perez of St. Luke’s breast center.”

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With her daughter Lexi Fernandez still in Australia pursuing a master’s degree, Maritoni said she is thankful to her non-showbiz husband Mon Dayrit and their family for all the support and love they give her throughout the pandemic. She added, “Today I didn’t have my @leximalvarez1 to go with me as she is far away studying, but the Lord Jesus blessed me with a wonderful husband who drove me, kept me company and patiently waited while I had all my tests done. Thank you @mondayrit for being my rock. Thank you Jesus for the all clear. I am deeply grateful. When it boils down to it, you realize nothing truly matters as much as your health.”

Before ending her post, Maritoni reminded her social media followers to always prioritize their health and be updated with their check-ups. “October is breast cancer awareness month so go get yourself checked. I know it’s Covid and all but don’t delay your check-ups. Set an appointment and go get it done. You can safely go as long as you prepare properly. Nothing matters more than your own peace of mind. Remember always that early detection is key to surviving Breast Cancer.    ” she added.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Today I had my mammogram, sonogram and tomography done. I am a 20 year survivor and you’d think I’m used to the drill by now but every check up still brings with it a flood of emotions. From being anxious heading to the hospital, specially now that it’s in the midst of a pandemic, to being grateful and relieved when given the two thumbs up by my dear friend and doctor Dra. Barbara Perez of St. Luke’s breast center. Today I didn’t have my @leximalvarez1 to go with me as she is far away studying, but the Lord Jesus blessed me with a wonderful husband who drove me, kept me company and patiently waited while I had all my tests done. Thank you @mondayrit for being my rock. Thank you Jesus for the all clear. I am deeply grateful. When it boils down to it, you realize nothing truly matters as much as your health. October is breast cancer awareness month so go get yourself checked. I know it’s Covid and all but don’t delay your check ups. Set an appointment and go get it done. You can safely go as long as you prepare properly. Nothing matters more than your own peace of mind. Remember always that early detection is key to surviving Breast Cancer. 💞🌸🎀 #20yearsurvivor #barleyqueenisasurvivor #deeplygrateful #wonderfullyblessed #earlydetection #icanserve #iambarley #herballorganic #BOOBwatch #JoinTheBoobment #WatchMeNow.

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Maritoni tied the knot with longtime partner, Mon Dayrit in a civil ceremony on July 7 at the Parañaque City Hall. The couple both have two children from previous relationships.