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Start Young with Cancer Prevention January 21, 2016 - Comprehensive Cancer Control - Information

Cancer is a disease that touches so many of our lives. The American Cancer Society estimates in 2014 alone there was an estimated 1,665,540 new cancer cases diagnosed and 585,720 cancer deaths in the United States. It remains the second most common cause of death in the US, accounting for nearly 1 o... « read more »

Comience Temprano Con La Prevención Del Cáncer



Saving Your Skin This Summer July 1, 2015 - Comprehensive Cancer Control - Healthy Living

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. The deadliest form of skin cancer is melanoma. Most cases of melanoma are caused by exposure to ultraviolet light which we get from either the sun or indoor tanning. If left untreated, melanoma can spread throughout the body, and it... « read more »

Cómo Guardar Su Piel Este Verano



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 »

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