Help 5 women with cancer for the next 5 months






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Comunidad MUSAS is a non-governmental, non-profit organization that contributes to reduce cancer cases among Mexican women.

MUSAS means Mujeres Unidas con Salud, Amor y Seguridad, A.C. (Women United with Health, Love and Security, Civil Association). Furthermore, the Spanish word “musas” stands for “muses”, the mythological goddesses who inspired the arts. Just like the Greek deities, MUSAS seek to inspire women to be healthy in both their bodies and their souls.

We often think of cancer as a disease that affects some organ or part of the body. However, we at MUSAS know that this disease causes other problems. They are physical, mental, emotional, social and even financial imbalances. And they affect not only a sick person, but also their loved ones.

Our MUSAS Wellness House is the first place in Mexico to offer comprehensive support for women with cancer.

In this place, patients can get information and care from several experts. They are a multidisciplinary team that complements standard oncological treatments (chemotherapy, radiotherapy, surgery) to handle the side effects that accompany cancer treatment, recovery, and survival.

With the support of oncologists, neurosurgeons, radiologists, gynecologists, among others, we assess the condition of each patient. We even offer legal advice so that patients without medical insurance can access their treatments.

The care plan includes therapies focused on the following aspects: emotion management, stress management, nutrition, movement, and mindfulness.

Some of these focuses are:

  • Thanatology
  • Psychology
  • Nutrition
  • Physiotherapy
  • Music, arts and expressive therapy
  • Meditation
  • Yoga and other forms of physical exercise
  • Acupuncture
  • Massage
  • Aromatherapy

We are aware that the main cancer centers in the country are in Mexico City and that many women cannot afford to stay in a hotel or apartment while receiving medical care. For this reason, we have a shelter with a capacity for 20 people where we receive patients and their primary caregivers.

At the same time, our Wellness House is a space open to the community in general. Here, we promote several healthy lifestyle habits, and our experts provide preventive care to reduce the risk factors that can cause cancer and other chronic-degenerative diseases. If necessary, they can help to get timely diagnoses that allow to treat the disease in its early stages.

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