Alejandra, age 27, is adorned with different tattoos and speaks the English language with proficiency. She shared with us that she lived in Tijuana, then in San Diego, but thereafter was deported back to Mexico. She was diagnosed with colon cancer. Like so many of the women in the brothels, she does not receive medical care. Though she has already exceeded her two-year life expectancy, Alejandra copes with the physical pain by self-medicating she recently died of colon cancer.