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Comprehensive Cancer Control Program


Reminding New Mexicans to Protect Their Skin May 28, 2014 - Comprehensive Cancer Control - Healthy Living

The New Mexico Department of Health reminds New Mexicans to protect their skin from the sun and avoid indoor tanning to lower their skin cancer risk. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. Most cases of melanoma... « read more »

No Such Thing as a Safe Tan May 28, 2014 - Comprehensive Cancer Control - Healthy Living

We’re winding up National Skin Cancer Awareness Month this May, but for us living in the desert southwest, there’s no doubt this is a message that needs to be taken to heart year-round. As much as we love the sun, the truth is overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays causes not only sunburns and pr... « read more »

Promoting Cancer Prevention Year-Round February 26, 2014 - Comprehensive Cancer Control - Awareness

In recent years, the leading types of new cancer cases among men in New Mexico have been prostate, lung, and colorectal. For women, the leading types of new cancer cases have been breast, lung and colorectal, and it’s lung cancer, overall, that is the leading cancer killer for both men and women... « read more »

Cancer Survivor Helps Others Stay in School December 18, 2013 - Comprehensive Cancer Control - Information

James Kilcrease's story starts in summer 2011, when James was diagnosed with testicular cancer. He described to me on the Department of Health radio show, ‘Prescription for Health’ last week the three day odyssey that had him going to the doctor one day, getting test results the next, and having... « read more »