Model and former Real Housewives of Atlanta cast member Cynthia Bailey is all smiles as she celebrates the gift that you can’t put a price on this holiday season: the gift of health! Bailey shared that her mom is now cancer-free. She shared the news with a selfie of her and her mom, Barbara Ford Morris, on Instagram.
“For everyone that has been asking for an update on my mom @barbarafmorris cancer journey,” wrote Bailey. “I am so excited to let you all know that today was her last day of radiation, and she is by the grace of God cancer free!!!”
“Thanksgiving came early.
Thank you all for your love, prayers & well wishes! Glory be to God!”
In August, Bailey told her fans her mom was diagnosed with cancer. Luckily, Morris caught cancer early. According to the America Cancer Society, early detection can help prevent cancer from spreading to other parts of the body and can increase the chances of survival.
For some common cancer types, such as cervical, colorectal, lung, and breast cancer, clinical trials have shown that screening does save lives.
The 5-year survival rate for non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), stomach, and pancreatic more than doubles in all cases when detected at earlier stages These differences in survival rates shine a light on the opportunity to make progress in beating cancer by decreasing late-stage diagnoses with improved and expanded testing.
Almost 9 in 10 of lung cancer patients will survive their disease for at least a year if diagnosed at the earliest stage.
Earlier this summer, Bailey posted photos as she sat in the hospital with her mother as she prepared for surgery to help get rid of the cancer.
“Her blood pressure was too high to operate when they prepped her but thankfully they were able to get it down before the surgery. Now we pray and wait. CONTINUE to pray with me & my family for a successful surgery & a speedy recovery,” Bailey added.
Bailey continued that her family was grateful they caught the diagnosis early “by the grace of God.”
“Just recently my beautiful mother @barbarafmorris was diagnosed with breast cancer. She didn’t feel anything but it showed up on her