Somali

Habiba

Habiba Hummand is a nurse in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. She came to Canada from Somalia. Several female members of her family have had breast cancer, including her mother who died of the disease at 48.

Isticmaalidda kelmadda kansar waxay bulshada Soomaaliyeed ka tahay balo

Habiba explains that using the word "cancer" is taboo in Somali culture. (1:33)