Master P’s first No Limit Records signee, Mia X, is coming forward about her battle with uterine cancer.
Over the past month, Mia X, whose real name is Mia Young, has used her Instagram page to educate fans about uterine cancer as she works to raise awareness and funding for the less-researched disease. Her posts began with memes that read “f–k cancer” with the “ck” scripted together in the form of the cancer symbol.
Sometimes I pretend like nothing is wrong. I work smile dance through my worry and pain. I think about women who can't afford their copay. Their medicine. The additional cost for seeing specialist. Women who leave radiation therapy and go to work because they still have bills. I think about the harsh reality of the statistics. Add 5 years 10 years to your age and then say Damn!That's still young though. Women with cancer worry about their children spouse extended family and friends. Sometimes we keep stuff to ourselves because the look in someone's eyes who love you is too much. I always say that a woman's body is the gateway to heaven. It is the bond between God and us. Miracles happen in our bodies. Conception Birth Life. I can't begin to explain the pain and discomfort or the way your other organs react to cancer. Uterine Cancer kills women Every Day. Yet it is one of the most under studied under researched and underfunded. No matter God's plan for me I'm ok but I want to make sure that I help as many women as I can. Please visit foundationforwomenscancer.org You can even make a donation in my name. If you can come out Saturday and help me fight for myself and others. All proceeds at the bar will go to The Foundation For Womens Cancer #UterineCancerAwarenessMonth #IWearPeachForMia #FightLikeAMadGirl #FindTheCure
Her posts have also taken on a more inspirational tone as she offers words of encouragement for those fighting cancer and the families of those fighting cancer. This week, Mia shared her own story with statistics about the disease. “It is estimated that 10,470 deaths from this disease will occur this year. It is the sixth most common cause of cancer death among women in the United States.” The New Orleans native is encouraging anyone affected to “fight like a girl” and beat cancer.
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Mia released three albums in the 90s before taking a hiatus. She also appeared in five films by her mentor and former label head, Master P.