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Main breadwinner won't let cancer stop her from working as she struggles to support her family

Ms Anna Ng, who underwent cancer surgery in June, was back at work at her stall in a school canteen in less than two months. ST PHOTO: YONG LI XUAN
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SINGAPORE - When Ms Anna Ng opened a new economy rice stall at Nanyang Girls' High School on Aug 11, it had been less than two months since she underwent surgery to remove her uterus, ovaries, 11 lymph nodes and a 13cm tumour.

The 58-year-old said in Mandarin: "After being diagnosed with cancer, the doctor told me that my health is more important. But I still have to live my life, I still have to pay for living expenses."

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