Vicente and Mary are health educators. They enjoy learning about new health information through research and reading. They know health screenings, such as mammograms, are important to stay healthy. Mammograms detect changes in the breasts that can not be felt.…
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.
The number of people with cancer is rising. Cancer prevents people from enjoying their hobbies and living a normal life. For these reasons, Roy and Janice Viera feel it is important to prevent cancer. They started the HPV (Human Papillomavirus)…
As Mother’s Day gets closer many of us begin to wonder what to give our mother. Families begin to buy their moms gifts. Instead of buying her something, show her how much you care. Encourage your mother to get regular…
Marissa Proctor is a Patient Navigator for University Health System’s Breast Health Program. She knows mammograms are important to stay healthy. She uses this information to help guide women to get their mammogram.
Monica Alejandro, age 30, feels it is important to set a good example for her daughters. She wants them to stay up to date with their health screenings. Alejandro knows staying informed about your body and getting regular Pap tests…
Erika DeLuna enjoys spending time with friends and family. Her family helped her understand that her health is important. Now, she knows getting the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is important.
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.
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.
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.”
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.