Cervical Cancer Testing
Our sister organization, Asociacion de Familia a Familia (AFF), is one of a small number of organizations organizing visits and encouraging women in Guatemala to get tested for cervical cancer. The need is urgent as cervical cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths among women of reproductive age. According to Guatemala’s National Cancer institute, the disease accounts for nearly 60 percent of female cancer cases –more than breast, skin, ovarian, and stomach cancers combined.
AFF provides a distinctive and personalized service that coordinates testing and ensures that all needs are provided for including surgeries and post treatment visits. Groups from 30-50 women at a time participate in these medical missions. As of October 2013, five Medical Missions have been completed. The cost per person, which includes transportation, hotel accommodations, food, cancer screening, medicine, ultrasounds and colposcopies, is $60.
A donation of any amount to Families for Families will support projects like this and help us prevent and treat cervical cancer among women in Guatemala.
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