Easily fatigued and in constant pain, Ricardo visited his doctor. In May of last year, he was diagnosed with colorectal cancer.
The Christmas holiday was not joyous for José. There was a sudden loss in the family, and the discomfort from painful hemorrhoids was only getting worse. He never imagined the symptoms were due to colon cancer.
Frightened by the coronavirus pandemic, Claudia skipped her annual women’s check-up. One year, her routine check-up would consist of more than the usual mammogram.
Previously, Martha received assistance from our Foundation to help cover some of the expenses of a surgery to remove the cancerous lump in her breast. Radiation therapy is next.
A bad fall would lead Juliana to the emergency room. Upon inspecting her fractured rib, it was discovered the lump in her breast had grown. A biopsy later, Juliana was diagnosed with breast cancer.
Breast cancer is not uncommon to Maria Ines. Four of her friends have breast cancer. She soon learned she would join her friends on their journey towards recovery.
Although she had no family history of cancer, Olga remained committed to her annual check-up routine. Little did she know her discipline would save her life.