A Su Salud newsletters feature people from the community. We feature them as role models who have faced challenges but overcome those obstacles to obtain cancer screenings. We share their stories about:

  • Challenges they faced
  • How they overcame challenges
  • Why they decided to get a cancer prevention screening
  • Guidelines on when to get screenings
  • Cancer risk factors

Our newsletters are written in English and Spanish and then distributed to our volunteers, clinics and local businesses. If you are interested in being featured in our newsletter please contact Tanya Khalfan at (210) 358-3247.

Benefits outweigh the risks

Benefits outweigh the risks

Laura Hernandez enjoys traveling and swimming with her three children. She wants to protect them and hopes they have a healthy future. The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is one way to protect their future and prevent cervical cancer. University Health System mailed a flyer to Hernandez about the HPV vaccine. She learned it helps prevent females from getting cervical cancer.

It takes two

It takes two

Arnulfo and Teresa Sanchez have been married for 40 years. They know being married means taking care of each other. Mr. Sanchez cares for his wife and reminds her about doctor’s appointments. Mr. Sanchez learned about mammograms from his wife. He learned women should get yearly breast exams once they turn 40.

It Runs in the Family

It Runs in the Family

Rafael Velasco has been a health educator for 10 years. He talks to patients about the risks of smoking and its side effects. Smoking increases the risk of getting cervical cancer. Smoking harms almost all parts of the body causing cancer, heart disease and breathing problems. Velasco says, “It also depends on if it runs in the
family, if they are smokers, how much they smoke, what type of smokers they are.”

Vaccinate to prevent

Vaccinate to prevent

Marisol Rodriguez, age 47, is a Community Service Coordinator. She spends her time bringing health information to the community. She knows regular health exams, like the Pap test, are an important part of health. Rodriguez first learned about the link between human papillomavirus (HPV) and cervical cancer years ago. She learned that HPV is the main cause of cervical cancer. After listening to a presentation, she found out there is a vaccine to help protect against cervical cancer called the HPV vaccine.

Prevention Matters