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The Future of Cancer

Cervical cancer: 100% preventable, but surrounded by stigma

“But mom, people with cancer die.” That’s what Ismael, eight years old, told his mother, Arelys Badilla Bosa, when he heard her say that they...

Tips 506: How to detect cancer early

Throughout the month of October, we have spoken with individuals and organizations committed to improving early cancer detection in Costa Rica. Factors of all...

Cancer in a pandemic, at age 20: a new opportunity every day

No one—including me—would have believed that abdominal pain 30 minutes after lunch meant cancer. I wasn’t scared. "Must have been the food," I thought....

Did you know that death from colorectal cancer is almost 100% preventable?

"Colorectal cancer has significantly increased its incidence and mortality in recent years, with an 83% increase for men. Measures must be taken to reverse...

We are cancer patients’ informal caregivers, and we deserve support

"How brave! I admire all the strength she’s shown during her mother's illness. She didn't even cry at mass!" Those were the words that,...

Death is a question; who will answer?

Why is it that some people leave behind not just a void, but a call? A renowned doctor. A loving father. A talented college...

What do men fear more: a rectal examination, or prostate cancer?

In a routine visit to the Marcial Fallas Clinic around 2007, Manuel Cortés Valverde told the doctor that he was going to develop prostate...

On birthdays and survival: testicular cancer at 29

When I was nine years old, in early 2001, I remember a strange fascination among my classmates for yellow rubber bracelets that said LIVESTRONG....

She still keeps watch

It all began with three little girls. They played with their dolls, like so many others, but not dressing up or braiding hair. No,...

What does it take to get a mammogram in Costa Rica?

Doña María Elena Quirós is 68 years old and loves to watch videos of cats and dogs on Tik Tok. They make her laugh....
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The language of ‘what if?’

How did he end up here, anyway? He was curious. He still is. That’s what made all those doors open in the first place: his...
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