Photo: Reynolds Risseeuw
Martha was extraordinary.
But cancer that killed her is all too ordinary.
Cervical cancer is the most common cancer in Nicaraguan women – two women are diagnosed in the country each day – and Nicaragua has more cervical cancer than any other country in Latin America except Haiti. Of the nearly 100 pap smears we’ve taken at our Clinic in Nueva Vida since beginning our new cervical cancer prevention and detection program in November, 8 have come back with abnormal results.