CERVICAL CANCER is a leading cause of cancer death among women in Guatemala, and it is 100% PREVENTABLE.
to those who make our cervical cancer prevention program possible:
Dr. Anne Ruch
Propath Pathology Services at the University of Texas
Zonta Club of Toledo
Rotary Club of Toledo
CERVICAL CANCER PREVENTION PROGRAM
Because cervical cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in Guatemala, SewHope has made it a priority to work on its prevention.
Our on-staff nurse is a Guatemalan-certified cytologist and trains with U.S. cytologists.
Flori was a young Guatemalan woman who came to SewHope's clinic in 2010 with advanced cervical cancer. Through the generosity and hard work of many different individuals in the Toledo area, Flori was able to come to the United States for treatment. Sadly, she passed away in 2011, from a disease that could have been prevented with proper screening and early treatment.
But her death was not in vain - news spread quickly of Flori's cancer and the gringos who had done their best to help her. Because of her witness, many of her friends and neighbors came to get screened... and then their friends and neighbors came to get screened... and word spread about the importance of pap smears.
Read more of Flori's story here.