Mariana Coroy is a hardworking woman from Guatemala. She underwent a pap smear test with the nurses in our medical partner’s women’s health program, and the results of her pap came back positive. Though Mariana Coroy does not currently have symptoms, she still needs to undergo a colposcopy, which is a guided biopsy procedure that removes affected areas of the cervix. A colposcopy is often curative for cancerous or precancerous lesions of the cervix, and it is therefore is the best way to prevent the spread of cervical cancer.
With $218 in funding, Mariana Coroy will consult with a specialist who will perform the colposcopy. Even if cancer or pre-cancer is found in her biopsy results, this procedure is often curative. She will be able to continue to spend more quality time with her family and see her grandchildren grow. The procedure is scheduled for September 5.
She says, “I want to be able to spend more time with my family and be healthy.”