Oncology specialist Dr. Eugenio Galindo highlights upcoming American and international cancer awareness months.
A Rio Grande Valley area cancer specialist for almost 30 years, Dr. Eugenio Galindo is dedicated to bringing the latest in cancer treatment and screening to South Texas. Here, the oncologist highlights a number of upcoming monthly cancer awareness initiatives and provides a brief insight into the complete cancer care on offer at McAllen Oncology.
“September marks National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month, and Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness Month,” explains Dr. Galindo. “Following that, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, while November marks Lung Cancer Awareness Month and Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month,” adds the oncology specialist.
National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, also commonly referred to as National Prostate Health Month, is observed each September in North America, according to Dr. Galindo. “The initiative is both led and observed by doctors and health experts, health advocates, and individuals concerned with prostate health and prostate cancer,” he explains.
National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month or Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is another annual, nationwide and international health campaign held across the United States and overseas. The initiative is organized by major childhood cancer organizations. “The goal of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is to increase awareness of pediatric cancer,” says Dr. Galindo, “as well as to raise funds for vital research into the causes, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and cure of such diseases.”
Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month, and Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness Month each address research into and awareness of their respective cancers throughout the month of September, according to Dr. Galindo. “Similarly,” he continues, “Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an annual health campaign organized and observed by major breast cancer charities both in the United States and internationally each October.”
Dr. Galindo also touches briefly on Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. “Pancreatic cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States,” he reveals, “and is expected to become the second by 2020, which is why awareness initiatives such as Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month are so important.”
Oncologist Dr. Galindo has previously shared details of Oral Cancer Awareness Month in April, Skin Cancer Awareness Month in May, and National Cancer Survivors Day in June, held annually on the first Sunday of the month. July, he has also revealed, plays host to UV Safety Awareness Month and Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor Awareness Day. “A gastrointestinal stromal tumor is a form of tumor which occurs in the digestive tract, such as the stomach or small intestine,” he adds.
The oncology specialist has also written extensively on the subjects of breast cancer risk factors, the importance of early cancer detection, diagnosis, and treatment, melanoma warning signs, and more, as well as sharing an insight into his decades-long oncology career and prestigious medical society memberships.
“Earlier this year, my team and I moved operations at McAllen Oncology to our cutting edge new medical facility,” he adds, wrapping up, “where we’re now abler than ever to proudly offer complete cancer care in a true state of the art environment.”
Dr. Eugenio Galindo is an experienced physician specializing in oncology, certified through the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Galindo has served in the Rio Grande Valley area for almost three decades and is an active participant in bringing the latest in cancer treatment and screening to the southernmost tip of South Texas. Fluent in English and Spanish, Dr. Galindo has also authored several influential medical publications on the subject of oncology.