Maria is a mother from Guatemala. She lives with her husband and three children in Guatemala's rural western highlands. Maria works at home doing household chores, and she owns and runs a store where she sells consumables.
Maria needs an endometrial biopsy to determine if she has uterine cancer. Uterine cancer, or endometrial cancer, is a slowly progressive cancer, and it is almost always easily treated simply by removing the uterus. However, access to the necessary studies to make the diagnosis are not readily available in Guatemala. For this reason, many women have been experiencing symptoms for years before they seek care from our medical partner, Wuqu' Kawoq.
If Maria does not receive a biopsy, she will be forced to live with the uncertainty of not knowing whether or not she has cancer. If she does have cancer, it could spread and threaten her life.
$383 will provide Maria with a biopsy to determine if she has cancer or not. The biopsy will also help her medical team prepare a treatment plan. The biopsy is scheduled for January 22 at our medical partner's care center.
Maria says, "I have had this pain for a long time now, but for economic reasons I have not been able to see a doctor."