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Skin Cancer Sit-Down with Dr. Calvin Ridgeway, M.D.

 
Albuquerque has on average 280 sunny days per year. That means an increased risk of developing skin cancer. Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States and it is estimated that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer by the age of seventy. Dr. Calvin Ridgeway, M.D., F.A.C.S., of the Lovelace Women’s Hospital Breast Care Center, provides key insights about the most common skin cancers, the warning signs, risk factors and how you can protect yourself.
 
What are the most common skin cancers?

Lovelace Health System Nursing Career Fair

At Lovelace Health System, we’re caring for people – our patients, their families and one another.

It is more than a job. Nursing is a calling and it is our purpose.

Our dedicated team of nurse managers and recruiters invite you to our nursing career fair Wednesday, June 13 at Lovelace Medical Center from 3 to 6pm.

How Do Strokes Strike?

A stroke can happen to anyone at any age. According to the American Stroke Association, someone in the United Sates has a stroke every 40 seconds.

So how do strokes strike? Strokes occur when there is bleeding in the brain or when there is a blockage resulting in blood and oxygen not flowing to the brain. A stroke limits the oxygen supply to the brain and can lead to serious brain damage. 

Lovelace employee receives unexpected gift from the Warrior Princess

 

This is the story of Keesha Furniss, the Warrior Princess from Memphis, Tennessee.

Keesha Michelle Furniss was diagnosed with Stage 4 metastasized breast cancer in November 2013. At that time, Keesha was thirty years old and worked at a local daycare. 

Metastatic breast cancer, also called stage IV or advanced breast cancer, is the most advanced stage of breast cancer and has spread beyond the breast to other parts of the body. The cancer cells break away from the tumor and travel through the bloodstream or the lymphatic system.

The Gift of Life from a Coworker and Friend

“Nobody can do everything, but everyone can do something.”  -Author Unknown

Growing up, Helen Nielsen always knew there was a possibility that she would have polycystic kidney disease.

Your Path to Pregnancy

Every family has their own path to building their family. For some this is through pregnancy, for others, this is through adoption. Either of these paths may be an option in families where infertility is a factor.

Testicular Cancer, a “Young Man’s Disease”

The good news is that testicular cancer is one of the most curable cancers. The bad news? Research has not verified why this cancer targets young men.

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Our children are precious and it’s up to us to make sure they are safe and shielded from violence. Since 1983, April has been designated Child Abuse Prevention Month. Each day, more than five children die as a result of abuse or neglect. There is an average of 3.3 million reports of child abuse annually. Working together as a community, we can protect children and keep them safe from abuse.

Lovelace Women’s Hospital is Only ABQ Hospital That Offers Cryoablation

Cryoablation is a technique used to destroy fibroadenomas, the most common type of lump found in young women’s breasts. It is a minimally invasive procedure using extreme cold temperatures to destroy the mass.

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Lovelace Women's Hospital Bump to Baby Health Fair

Are you a new or expecting parent?

Lovelace Health System Nursing Career Fair

At Lovelace Health System, we’re caring for people – our pa