FHQ (Family History Questionnaire)

Cancer Center New Mexico

Family History Questionnaire for Common Hereditary Syndromes                         Patient Name: ____________________________ Physician:___________________________                           Date of Birth: ________________________ Date Completed: ______________________                         […]

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 […]

Bone Health in Post – Menopausal Women

Cancer Center New Mexico

Bone is living tissue made up of specialized bone cells, and like the rest of the body, it is constantly being broken down and renewed. Osteoporosis is a decrease in bone mass and bone density (when bone being broken down is faster than being renewed), resulting in an increased risk and/or incidence of fracture. Women […]

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 […]

Mouth Care Chemotherapy

Mouth Care Chemotherapy

MOUTH CARE Mouth Care Chemotherapy: Mouth care means keeping your teeth, gums and mouth clean. Mouth problems can be caused by the chemotherapy or radiation treatments you are receiving. These problems are not pleasant, but they are common. Mouth problems may begin 5 to 7 days after your treatment. It may last a few days […]

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 […]

Low Platelets

Cancer Center New Mexico

 LOW PLATELETS: There are three main types of cells in your blood: white cells, red cells and platelets. Platelets help the blood to clot. When you have low platelets, you may bruise or bleed more easily. How to know if you have low platelets: To confirm if your platelets are low, a blood sample will […]