Project #2501

Prevent and Detect Cervical Cancer in Guatemala

May 10, 2011

A WINGS success story: Maria

Maria Antonia, 44, has had 14 pregnancies, including three miscarriages, and has nine living children. 

She came to WINGS after having waited three months in vain for Pap smear results from her local health clinic.  When she heard that WINGS was conducting screenings with same-day results, she decided to get tested again.  It is lucky she did, as the results showed that she had cervical cancer.  Within twenty-four hours, WINGS’ cervical cancer nurse brought Maria to a hospital for radiotherapy treatment. Now Maria looks forward to sharing her story with other women in her community so that they understand the risks of cervical cancer and decide to get screened.


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Organization Information


Location: Antigua, N/A - Guatemala
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Sally Parmelee
Development Coordinator
Antigua, Sacatapequez Guatemala