Former Real Housewives of Atlanta Cynthia Bailey, a cast member, shared the good news that her mom has been diagnosed with cancer. On Instagram, she shared the news along with a photo of herself and Barbara Ford Morris, her mother, to share it.
“For everyone that has been asking for an update on my mom @barbarafmorris cancer journey, 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!!!” she captioned the post.
“Thanksgiving came early. Thank you all for your love, prayers & well wishes! Glory be to God!💕💗 #cancerfree #healthiswealth,” Bailey added.
The news was received with great joy by fans who left well wishes and good wishes in the comments. Bailey revealed to her fans that her mom had been diagnosed with breast cancer in August. Morris was fortunate to be diagnosed early. Early detection of cancer can prevent it from spreading to other areas of the body, and can improve the chance of survival.
“She didn’t feel anything, but it showed up on her most recent mammogram. We took her to her first doctor’s appointment yesterday to confirm what stage and her treatment options. By the grace of God, we caught it early & it’s only stage one,” she said in August.
Fans were able to follow the model and entrepreneur as they shared the day Morris was operated on.
“Thank you for all the love, phone calls, texts, and prayers, everyone. My mother @barbarafmorris is a little anxious & nervous but otherwise in good spirits mentally and emotionally,” she wrote in that caption during that period.
“Her blood pressure was too high to operate when they prepped her, but thankfully they could get it down before the surgery. We now pray and wait. CONTINUE to pray with me & my family for a successful surgery & a speedy recovery.❤️” Bailey added.
The former RHOA star, initially didn’t want to share the news of her mom’s cancer but thought it would be a good way to encourage other women to get checked.
“With surgery to remove cancer & radiation, she will be fine. Initially, I only shared this information with close friends & family but after getting the great news yesterday that my mom is going to be ok, I felt inclined to share it with all of you. Thank you for all the love & prayers & well wishes. Ladies, please ensure that your mammograms are done annually. Early detection is the key to early detection! I am scheduling my next one today!❤️” Bailey said.