Tag Archives: new mexico

What to Say to a Cancer Patient

What to say to a cancer patient

Sometimes it’s hard to know what to say to a cancer patient. You might feel pressured to try to come up with the perfect thing to say, but it’s okay not knowing. Being open and honest about not knowing what to say is important as well. Are struggling with what to say to a cancer […]

Stand Up To Cancer Day

cancer-care-in-albuquerque-new-mexico

STAND UP TO CANCER DAY – SEP. 8 STAND UP TO CANCER DAY honors those who have been affected by cancer. STAND UP TO CANCER DAY was started in 2007. Every year on the second Friday in September, Stand Up To Cancer Day helps bring awareness. It also raises funds for Cancer research. Learn how you […]

Pureed Nutrition

Pureed Nutrition

National Dysphagia Level 1: Pureed Nutrition Therapy   Description This diet consists of pureed, homogenous, and cohesive foods. Food should be “pudding-like.” No coarse textures, raw fruits or vegetables, nuts, and so forth are allowed. Any food that require bolus formation, controlled manipulation, or mastication are excluded. Rationale This diet is designed for people who […]

High Calorie – High Protein

cancer treatment, new mexico

Nutrition Therapy The Benefits of Calories and Protein Calories from foods give your body energy. Eating enough calories will help you gain weight. Protein from food helps your body heal and grow strong.   Tips to get More Calories and Protein Aim for at Least 6 Meals and Snacks Each Day Extra meals and snacks […]

BRCA Patient Education

Cancer Center New Mexico

Risk Assessment of Breast and Ovarian Cancer Breast cancer is a common disease affecting more than 180,000 women and 1,600 men each year. A woman’s lifetime risk for developing breast cancer is about 1 in 8 or 12%. Common symptoms of breast cancer include an abnormal mammogram; detection of a lump, thickening, swelling, or tenderness […]

Breast and Ovarian Cancer

Cancer Center New Mexico

Breast and Ovarian Cancer There are a few ways that we can predict a person’s risk of Breast and Ovarian Cancer. Breast cancer is a common disease affecting more than 180,000 women and 1,600 men each year. A woman’s lifetime risk for developing breast cancer is about 1 in 8 or 12%. Common symptoms of […]

Low White Blood Cells

Cancer Center New Mexico

LOW WHITE BLOOD CELLS White Blood Cells: There are three main types of cells in your blood: white cells, red cells and platelets. White blood cells help your body to fight infections. When there are not enough white blood cells in the blood, you may be at risk of getting an infection more easily, or […]

Nausea and Vomiting

Cancer Center New Mexico

Nausea is  a feeling of sickness in the stomach that may lead to vomiting. Vomiting is the emptying of the stomach contents through the mouth. Nausea and vomiting may be caused by the chemotherapy or radiation treatment you are receiving. They may also be caused by the cancer itself, or other diseases. It is not […]

Hand-Foot Syndrome

Cancer Center Albuquerque

HAND-FOOT SYNDROME Hand-Foot syndrome: Hand-Foot Syndrome, which is also known as Palmar-Plantar Erythrodysesthesia – PPE, is a side effect, which can occur with some chemotherapy. For example, Capecitabine (Xeloda®), 5-Fluorouracil (5FU), continuous-infusion of Doxorubicin, Liposomal Doxorubicin (Caelyx®), Sunitinib (Sutent®) and Sorafenib (Nexavar®) can cause this reaction in some patients. This syndrome is characterized by redness, […]