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Edelma Altamirano Espinoza

"I began getting Pap smear exams, and everything was normal at first. Then, one day they found something, and said that there was a severe growth present... Pro Mujer helped me with the private procedures, and I did not have to pay for my surgery at the public hospital. This was a huge benefit for me. Without this support, it is very difficult to pay, and you usually have to wait a long time in between the payment and procedure. I made my payment on a Thursday, and had my surgery the following Monday. It was very quick... Everything is better now. I even feel brave enough to talk about it in our Pro Mujer group meetings when there are women going through similar situations. Pro Mujer staff and other clients tell women to come to me about these types of problems because many also share the same fears I had. I try to educate them about my experiences because it is something that could happen to them in the future, and at least that way they learn about it and are prepared... Difficult issues become easier when you bring them to the surface. You feel liberated, and can then go on to help others. Now, I always tell women-get your Pap smear exams, take care of yourself."