Ana is a mother of three from Guatemala. She runs a fruit stand in the market in the mornings, and does domestic work in people’s homes in the afternoons. Ana likes to go to church and enjoys walking. Her husband works as a driver.
Ana 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 Ana 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, Ana Yucute 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. The procedure is scheduled for June 7.
She says, “I am very grateful for the support of many great kind-hearted people.”