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Dr. Eugenio Galindo Celebrates National Cancer Survivors Day

Earlier this month, Dr. Eugenio Galindo and McAllen Oncology celebrated National Cancer Survivors Day from the cancer center’s all-new, state-of-the-art facility in the South Texas, Rio Grande Valley area city of McAllen. Here, the oncology specialist reveals more about the annual event, held each June to celebrate, inspire, and support cancer survivors and those recently diagnosed with the disease.

“National Cancer Survivors Day is a celebration for those who’ve survived cancer, an inspiration for those recently diagnosed, a gathering of support for families, and an outreach to the community,” reveals Dr. Galindo, an experienced and widely regarded oncologist serving the Rio Grande Valley area of South Texas for almost 30 years. “The day is meant,” he continues, “to demonstrate that life after a cancer diagnosis can be a reality.”

National Cancer Survivors Day is celebrated annually on the first Sunday in June, primarily and predominantly by residents of the United States, although efforts are being made to grow the day’s popularity in other countries around the world. These include Canada, the Cayman Islands, Trinidad, Tobago, Italy, India, Malaysia, Australia, and South Africa, among others.

The inaugural National Cancer Survivors Day was held in 1988. “Ever since then, local towns and cities, hospitals, and support groups have hosted events and celebrations each year on the first Sunday of June,” Dr. Galindo reveals.

Celebrations, he says, can include carnivals, parades, contests, art exhibitions, and testimonies honoring local cancer survivors. Dr. Galindo and his team recognized this year’s National Cancer Survivors Day at McAllen Oncology’s brand new cancer center, first unveiled to patients and their families earlier this year. The state-of-the-art facility boasts an innovative community infusion center, private suites, a diagnostic imaging center, its own laboratory, and more.

Dr. Galindo has recently marked both Oral Cancer Awareness Month, in April, and Skin Cancer Awareness Month, in May. “Next month, July plays host to Sarcoma Awareness Week,” adds the oncology specialist, wrapping up, “while September, a little later in the year, marks awareness initiatives for childhood and gynecologic cancers, Hodgkin’s lymphoma, leukemia, and thyroid and prostate cancer.”

National Cancer Survivors Day is a service of the National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. To find out more, please head https://www.ncsd.org/about-us.

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. For the latest from Dr. Eugenio Galindo and McAllen Oncology, visit https://www.facebook.com/McAllenOncology/.

Dr. Eugenio Galindo looks back on cancer center grand opening earlier this year

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Oncologist Dr. Eugenio Galindo reflects on McAllen Oncology’s all-new cancer center grand opening celebration.

Unveiled to over 375 patients and their families earlier this year, McAllen Oncology’s all-new cancer center in McAllen, Texas, was opened to great fanfare in mid-January. A veteran of the field for more than 30 years, McAllen Oncology’s Dr. Eugenio Galindo looks back on the highly successful event, staged in association with the city’s Chamber of Commerce.

“January saw myself and the team at McAllen Oncology kick off 2019 in great style,” explains Dr. Galindo, “opening our revolutionary all-new cancer center to former and current patients, their families, and a number of prominent figures from the city.”

With close to 400 patients and their families in attendance, the January 11th event went off without a hitch. “It really was an amazing day,” adds Dr. Galindo of the grand opening celebration. “At McAllen Oncology,” he goes on, “we offer complete cancer care in a state-of-the-art facility which includes an innovative community infusion center with private suites and a diagnostic imaging center and laboratory.”

According to Dr. Galindo, McAllen Oncology is the only cancer center of its kind, not just in McAllen, but across all of South Texas. “Our ribbon cutting was a great way to start the new year,” says the oncology specialist of the event, which was held alongside a number of other ribbon cutting, ground-breaking, and further official celebrations and events arranged in association with the McAllen Chamber of Commerce during the month of January.

These included the Rio Grande Regional Hospital ground-breaking, the Mediforce, LLC grand opening and ribbon cutting, the Jalapenos Bar & Grill grand re-opening and ribbon cutting, RGV Electrical Supply’s grand opening and ribbon cutting, and Ric Brown Family Funeral Home’s 1st year anniversary, plus grand opening and ribbon cutting events at ProSports Massage Clinic and Skinn Bar.

Boasting a membership of more than 2,000, the McAllen Chamber of Commerce was first established in the mid-1920s as an evolution of what was then known as the ‘McAllen Businessmen’s Club,’ which, 13 years prior, and founded in 1911, drove much of the initial creation of the city of McAllen which residents know and love today.

“The largest chamber in a 15 county area, I’m proud to say,” Dr. Eugenio Galindo adds, wrapping up, “that the city’s Chamber of Commerce is widely regarded as the most innovative, cutting edge, and progressive chamber in the region, which is great news for us here in McAllen.”

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.

For the latest from McAllen Oncology, please head to https://www.facebook.com/McAllenOncology/.

Dr. Eugenio Galindo Looks Forward to National Cancer Survivors Day

Oncology specialist Dr. Eugenio Galindo reveals more about National Cancer Survivors Day which takes place early next month.

 

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With Sunday, June 2, 2019, marking National Cancer Survivors Day in the United States and elsewhere around the world, Dr. Eugenio Galindo offers a closer look at the annual celebration of life, held each year on the first Sunday of the month of June.

 

“National Cancer Survivors Day is a celebration for those who’ve survived the disease, an inspiration for those who’ve been recently diagnosed, a gathering of support for affected families, and an outreach effort to the community,” reveals Dr. Galindo, an oncologist serving the Rio Grande Valley area of South Texas for almost three decades.

 

Overseen by the National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation, the day provides an opportunity for all individuals living with a history of cancer to connect, celebrate milestones, and recognize those who have supported them on their journey.

 

“Recognizing America’s more than 15.5 million cancer survivors, National Cancer Survivors Day is also an opportunity to draw attention to the persistent challenges of cancer survivorship, and a chance to promote further research, resources and survivor-friendly legislation intended to improve cancer survivors’ quality of life,” Dr. Galindo adds.

 

He continues, “Anyone can host a National Cancer Survivors Day event, held each year on the first Sunday in June, with simple steps available online from the National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation surrounding how best to organize a successful event in your local community.”

 

The nonprofit National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation provides free education, guidance, and networking to hundreds of support groups, hospitals, and other cancer-related organizations across the United States. “The foundation also works to improve the quality of life of cancer survivors,” Dr. Galindo reveals, “by raising awareness of the ongoing challenges faced by those living each day with a history of the disease.”

 

National Cancer Survivors Day 2019 takes place on Sunday, June 2. The cause is supported by American pharmaceutical firm Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, California-based oncology-focused biotechnology company Exelixis, Swedish radiation therapy company Elekta, Janssen Global Services, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company, and Coping with Cancer, the premier magazine for people touched by the disease.

 

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 30 years 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.

 

National Cancer Survivors Day is an annual service of the National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization headquartered in Franklin, Tennessee. To make a tax-deductible donation to the National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation, please head to https://www.ncsd.org/.

Dr. Eugenio Galindo explores primary skin cancer risk factors

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South Texas cancer specialist Dr. Eugenio Galindo explains primary risk factors for melanoma, nonmelanoma, and other forms of skin cancer.

From basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma of the skin to melanoma and nonmelanoma skin cancer, skin cancer can strike in any one of several forms. With May marking Skin Cancer Awareness Month in the United States, oncologist Dr. Eugenio Galindo offers a closer professional look at the primary risk factors for the disease.

The abnormal growth of skin cells, skin cancer most often develops on skin which is routinely exposed—or has been exposed—to the sun. Sun exposure is not, however, the only risk factor for the disease, and, according to Dr. Galindo, this common form of cancer may also occur on areas of the skin which are not routinely exposed to sunlight.

“While exposure to the sun is among the most significant risk factors for skin cancer, staying out of the sun’s often harmful ultraviolet rays is not the only way to help reduce the risk of developing the condition,” he explains.

Being aware of, and regularly checking for, any changes in the skin can help massively in detecting skin cancer during its earliest stages. “This,” says Dr. Eugenio Galindo, “without a doubt gives skin cancer patients the best possible chance of successful treatment.”

Symptoms and underlying causes of the various forms of skin cancer differ, although many of the risk factors are shared, according to the Rio Grande Valley area oncologist.

These include fair skin, excessive sun exposure, use of tanning lamps and tanning beds, a history of sunburn, living in a particularly sunny or high-altitude climate, and a prevalence of moles on the body. Further risk factors extend to what are known as precancerous skin lesions or actinic keratoses, a weakened immune system, a personal history of skin cancer, a family history of skin cancer, exposure to radiation—including radiation treatment for skin conditions such as acne and eczema—and exposure to certain substances, such as arsenic.

To limit the risk of developing skin cancer, particularly in light of the above, Dr. Galindo recommends avoiding the midday sun wherever possible, wearing sunscreen year-round, avoiding tanning beds, and checking one’s skin regularly. Particular attention should be paid, he says, to the face, neck, ears, scalp, chest, arms, hands, and legs, both front and back, as well as checking for any changes to existing freckles, birthmarks, or moles.

“You must,” he adds, wrapping up, “check your skin regularly, and be absolutely sure to report any noticeable changes, however minor they may seem, to your doctor as a priority.”

National Skin Cancer Awareness Month, overseen by organizations including the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Association for Cancer Research, and the Skin Cancer Foundation, runs until the end of May.

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 30 years 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.

DR. EUGENIO GALINDO HIGHLIGHTS SKIN CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

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Oncologist Dr. Eugenio Galindo shares details of annual Skin Cancer Awareness Month in the United States.

Overseen by organizations including the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Association for Cancer Research, and the Skin Cancer Foundation, the month of May marks annual Skin Cancer Awareness Month in the United States. A cancer specialist certified in medical oncology through the American Board of Internal Medicine, Dr. Eugenio Galindo reveals more about the awareness initiative.

“In the United States, most cases of melanoma—the deadliest form of skin cancer—can be attributed to UV or ultraviolet exposure,” reveals Dr. Galindo, an experienced oncology specialist diligently serving Texas’ Rio Grande Valley, including Hidalgo, Cameron, Willacy, and Starr counties, for close to three decades.

Also promoted by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Cancer Prevention and Control department, Skin Cancer Awareness Month—or Melanoma and Skin Cancer Awareness Month—is, in part, intended to highlight the incredible importance of sun protection.

“UV exposure remains the most preventable risk factor for skin cancer,” explains Dr. Galindo. “Throughout May,” he continues, “the American Academy of Dermatology is asking the public, ‘Do you use protection?’ and is encouraging everyone to practice what the organization calls ‘safe sun’ every time they’re outdoors.”

Indeed, the American Academy of Dermatology advises—when outdoors during the daytime in bright, hot, or even just clear weather—wearing suitably protective clothing, seeking shade where possible, and applying a broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen with SPF 30+ to reduce the risk of developing skin cancer. “Everyone needs to use sun protection,” adds Dr. Galindo, “no matter what their age, gender, or race.”

Skin Cancer Awareness Month also exists to promote skin cancer screening, a better understanding of the types of skin cancer, skin cancer detection, other forms of prevention, the dangers of indoor tanning, and to share skin cancer stories.

Several different forms of skin cancer exist, including melanoma, squamous cell skin cancer, and basal cell skin cancer. “With more than 5 million skin cancer cases diagnosed in the United States every year, it’s the most common form of cancer in the country,” Dr. Galindo explains.

“Thankfully, however, it’s also one of the most preventable forms of the disease,” he adds, wrapping up, “which is why it’s vital that we promote initiatives such as Skin Cancer Awareness Month to continue to highlight the risks, to change potentially dangerous behaviors, and to save lives in the process.”

Dr. Eugenio Galindo is an experienced physician specializing in hematology and oncology. Certified in medical oncology through the American Board of Internal Medicine, Dr. Galindo has served in the Rio Grande Valley for almost 30 years. The medical director for McAllen Oncology, he completed his fellowship at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center 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.

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Dr. Eugenio Galindo Explains Importance of Early Cancer Detection, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Oncology specialist Dr. Eugenio Galindo shares the importance of early detection, diagnosis, and treatment in cancer cases.

 

Dr. Eugenio GalindoRio Grande Valley area hematology and oncology specialist Dr. Eugenio Galindo reveals more about successful cancer diagnosis and treatment, and the critical importance of early detection as he talks more about survival rates and McAllen Oncology’s cutting edge cancer facility, diagnostic imaging center, and laboratory.

 

“From carcinoma, melanoma, lymphoma, and metastasis, to breast, lung, and colon, there are many words related to cancer, some of which are simple, and others which are not,” explains Dr. Galindo. “Something is common in all of them, however,” he continues, “and that’s the fact that, at McAllen Oncology, we know how to treat them.”

 

Dr. Galindo has a long record of cancer care, centered largely around early detection, diagnosis, and treatment. “At McAllen Oncology, we are wholly committed to early cancer detection, prompt diagnosis, and highly effective treatment,” reveals the specialist physician.

 

Hematology and oncology specialist Dr. Galindo has served in the Rio Grande Valley area for more than 25 years. Certified by the National Academy of Oncology, he proudly offers each of his patients access to all so-called M.D. Anderson protocols and practice standards for treatment. “This allows patients to stay home and close to their loved ones,” adds the cancer specialist.

 

Successful treatment, says Dr. Galindo, relies heavily on early detection and diagnosis, and on promptly beginning treatment. “Cancer survival rates are constantly improving in the United States and across much of the developed world,” explains the oncology specialist, “thanks in no small part to improvements both in detection and diagnosis, as well as in treatment.”

 

“Accordingly,” he adds, “it’s vital that we remain committed to the early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer, both here in the Rio Grande Valley and across the United States, as well as globally.”

 

Dr. Galindo and his team kicked off 2019 in style, celebrating McAllen Oncology’s new cancer center’s grand opening in January, held in association with the Texas city of McAllen’s Chamber of Commerce. Over 375 patients and their families, as well as several representatives from the city’s Chamber of Commerce, attended the successful event at McAllen Oncology’s state of the art facility which boasts private suites, a diagnostic imaging center, and laboratory, and is the only cancer facility of its kind in South Texas.

 

Oncologist Dr. Eugenio Galindo is an experienced physician specializing in hematology and oncology. Certified in medical oncology through the American Board of Internal Medicine, Dr. Galindo has served in the Rio Grande Valley for almost 30 years. The medical director for McAllen Oncology, he completed his fellowship at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center 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.

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Dr. Eugenio Galindo Shares Details of Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Oncology specialist Dr. Eugenio Galindo offers a closer look at Oral Cancer Awareness Month in the United States.

 

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Backed by organizations including the Oral Cancer Foundation, the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and the American Dental Association, in addition to well-known brands such as Colgate, April marks ‘Oral Cancer Awareness Month’ in the United States. An oncologist serving the Rio Grande Valley area of southernmost Texas, Dr. Eugenio Galindo reveals more about oral cancer as this year’s month of awareness draws to a close.

 

“Lead by the Oral Cancer Foundation, individuals across the United States are invited to join the organization in its national screening campaign, with the ultimate goal of putting an end to oral cancer,” Dr. Galindo explains.

 

According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, awareness of oral cancer among the American public is low, and more than 50,000 individuals in the U.S. will be newly diagnosed with a form of the disease this year alone. “Figures published by the Oral Cancer Foundation reveal that an average of more than 130 people per day in the U.S. is being newly diagnosed with a form of oral cancer,” adds Dr. Galindo, “and that one person every hour of every day, year-round, will lose their life as a result.”

 

The foundation, he goes on to explain, is an IRS registered nonprofit 501(c)(3) public service charity designed for advocacy and service, created to proactively promote change among both the public and the medical and dental professional sectors.

 

In addition to the Oral Cancer Foundation, Oral Cancer Awareness Month is further backed and supported by the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and the American Dental Association. The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons is another nonprofit organization and professional association serving the specialty of oral and maxillofacial surgery, headquartered in Rosemont, Illinois.

 

The American Dental Association, meanwhile, commonly known as the ADA, exists to power the profession of dentistry, and to assist its more than 160,000 members in advancing the overall oral health of their patients. “A significant advocate for oral cancer awareness and prevention, the ADA has now been driving dentistry and wider oral health forward for 160 years,” reveals Dr. Galindo.

 

With cases of oral cancer on the rise in the United States, it’s vital, he says, that patients of all ages remain vigilant for symptoms. “These include a persistent sore throat or hoarseness, enlarged lymph nodes of the neck, recurring earaches, and difficulty swallowing, as well as unexplained weight loss,” Dr. Galindo adds, wrapping up, “and it’s vital that, where symptoms are apparent, or should they have any other concerns, patients approach their doctor at the first possible convenience.”

 

Dr. Eugenio Galindo is an experienced physician specializing in hematology and oncology. Certified in medical oncology through the American Board of Internal Medicine, Dr. Galindo has served in the Rio Grande Valley for almost 30 years. The medical director for McAllen Oncology, he completed his fellowship at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center 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.

 

For more information about Oral Cancer Awareness Month, which also addresses associated head and neck cancers, head to the Oral Cancer Foundation website at https://oralcancerfoundation.org/events/oral-head-neck-cancer-awareness-month/.

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Dr. Eugenio Galindo looks at primary breast cancer risk factors

Oncology specialist Dr. Eugenio Galindo provides professional insight into common breast cancer risk factors in the United States.

Cancer which forms in the cells of the breasts, breast cancer can occur in women and, more rarely, in men, according to oncology specialist Dr. Eugenio Galindo as he reveals more about crucial breast cancer risk factors and the disease in general.

“Breast cancer is still routinely being diagnosed in the United States with more than 200,000 new cases found per year,” reveals Dr. Galindo, an internal medicine, oncology, and hematology specialist.

Symptoms of the disease can include a lump in the breast, bloody discharge from the nipple, and changes in the shape or texture of the nipple or breast, according to the expert who’s primarily located in Edinburg, Texas, serving those in the Rio Grande Valley and surrounding areas. While breast cancer can, he says, sometimes exhibit no outward, immediate symptoms, people may also experience discomfort, an inverted nipple, or non-bloody nipple discharge, as well as redness or swollen lymph nodes.

Risk factors, meanwhile, Dr. Galindo reveals, may be divided into preventable and non-preventable examples. “The study of risk factors for breast cancer belongs in the field of epidemiology,” says the physician, “with the disease, like many other forms of cancer, often resulting from multiple environmental and hereditary risk factors.”

Non-preventable risk factors include age, sex, a family history of the disease, or the presence of breast cancer-causing gene mutations.

Preventable risk factors, on the other hand, are understood to include alcohol and fat consumption, low vitamin and calcium intake, and diet more generally. “Obesity, a lack of exercise, and hormone levels can all contribute toward an increased risk of developing breast cancer,” reveals Dr. Eugenio Galindo, “while smoking is also associated with a small increase in breast cancer risk.”

“Treatment depends,” he goes on to explain, “on the stage of cancer and may consist of chemotherapy, radiation, surgery—such as a lumpectomy or mastectomy—or a combination of two or more of these or other treatments.”

“Early diagnosis is critical in successfully treating breast cancer,” Dr. Galindo adds, wrapping up, “which is why it’s so important to understand the risk factors for the disease, and to be vigilant of the symptoms.”

Dr. Eugenio Galindo is an experienced physician specializing in hematology and oncology, internal medicine, and medical oncology. Certified in medical oncology through the American Board of Internal Medicine, Dr. Galindo has served in the Rio Grande Valley for almost 30 years. The medical director for McAllen Oncology, he completed his fellowship at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center 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.

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Dr. Eugenio Galindo offers insight into medical specialties

Cancer physician Dr. Eugenio Galindo offers a closer look at his hematology and oncology, internal medicine, and medical oncology specialties.

Dr. Eugenio Galindo is a specialist doctor primarily located in Edinburg, Texas. His specialties include hematology and oncology, internal medicine, and medical oncology. Here, Dr. Galindo offers an insight into his work as a highly respected oncologist serving the Rio Grande Valley and surrounding areas.

“I specialize in hematology and oncology, internal medicine, and medical oncology,” explains Dr. Galindo. “An oncologist is a specialist physician who focuses on the diagnosis and subsequent treatment of different cancers,” he adds.

An oncology physician has, he says, an extensive knowledge of the different signs and symptoms of cancer, plus the various methods of treatment. “Oncologists such as myself typically diagnose cancer through methods such as biopsy, ultrasound, blood tests, and endoscopy, as well as various forms of nuclear medicine,” adds Dr. Galindo, “before treating the disease via surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, hormone therapy, or, in some cases, antibody treatments.”

Of internal medicine, Dr. Galindo goes on to explain that a so-called ‘internist’ is a physician focused on the diagnosis and treatment of various acute and chronic conditions which affect the adult population. “Internal medicine doctors often act as primary care physicians for adult patients,” he explains, “responsible for treating a range of illnesses and other complaints which, mostly, otherwise do not require specialist intervention.”

Internists also work to help patients maintain optimal health and treat often seasonal conditions such as the common cold and flu, as well as chronic diseases, such as diabetes, according to Dr. Galindo.

Lastly, he touches on medical oncology. “Think of an oncologist,” Dr. Eugenio Galindo explains, “as a primary physician for cancer care.”

Following diagnosis, cancer patients will meet regularly with an oncologist, according to the expert, to explore and manage their treatment options and condition. Medical oncologists are, he says, often highly knowledgeable in a variety of different types of cancer treatment, capable of recommending the best method or methods of care for the type and stage of cancer which a patient is facing.

A medical oncologist may also refer patients to additional specialists throughout their care, but will always be that patient’s ‘home base’ for questions and support, according to Dr. Galindo. “Furthermore, it should also be noted,” he adds, wrapping up, “that medical oncologists typically deal primarily with solid tumors, with hematologists instead specializing in blood cancers, for example, such as leukemia.”

Dr. Eugenio Galindo is certified in medical oncology through the American Board of Internal Medicine and has served in the Rio Grande Valley for more than 28 years. The medical director for McAllen Oncology, Dr. Galindo completed his fellowship at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and is an active participant in bringing the very latest in cancer treatment and screening to the Rio Grande Valley area. Fluent in English and Spanish, Dr. Galindo has also authored several influential medical publications on the subject of oncology.

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Dr. Eugenio Galindo Shares Information on Key Medical Society Memberships

Texas oncologist Dr. Eugenio Galindo offers a look at various medical associations and societies as he reflects on his own current memberships and affiliations.

 

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From the Texas Medical Association and the American Society of Clinical Oncology to the American College of Physicians and the Hidalgo-Starr County Medical Society, Dr. Eugenio Galindo is a member of a number of prestigious medical associations, societies, and organizations. Here, the Texas-based oncologist shares insight into a number of his current affiliations and memberships.

 

Dr. Galindo starts with the Texas Medical Association, headquartered in Austin, and the largest state medical society in the United States. “The Texas Medical Association offers countless essential services, educational resources, and tools,” reveals the oncologist, “widely called for by physicians right across the state.”

 

First established in 1853, the association currently represents more than 53,000 doctors, medical students, and alliance members throughout Texas, according to Dr. Galindo, a specialist cancer physician settled in the Rio Grande Valley.

 

The American College of Physicians, meanwhile, is a national organization focused on the diagnosis, treatment, and care of adult patients. “With 154,000 current members, the American College of Physicians is the largest medical-specialty organization and the second-largest physician group in the United States, behind only the American Medical Association,” reveals Dr. Galindo, “which boasts around a quarter-of-a-million members today.”

 

Next, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, of which he’s also a member, he says, is a professional organization which represents physicians of all oncology subspecialties caring for patients with cancer.

 

Lastly, Dr. Galindo touches on the Hidalgo-Starr County Medical Society. Founded almost a century ago, in 1923, the Hidalgo-Starr County Medical Society has represented physicians as they treat patients, advance science, maintain the standards of the profession, and protect public health ever since, according to the experienced oncologist. “The society,” he continues, “which is a professional membership organization exclusively for physicians living or working in the Rio Grande Valley, as I do, also has a tradition of activism on behalf of practitioners, as well as patients.”

 

The Hidalgo-Starr County Medical Society answers to the same governing body which also oversees the American Medical Association and the Texas Medical Association, with which Dr. Galindo is further affiliated.

 

“The society provides a solid, common ground for physicians,” he adds, wrapping up, “across and throughout a range of medical specialties wherein which they may discuss day-to-day issues and work for the good of the profession, and for members of the public.”

 

A veteran of more than three decades in medicine, Dr. Eugenio Galindo is an experienced and highly-regarded oncologist based at McAllen Oncology in Edinburg, Texas. Furthermore, Dr. Galindo also currently holds the title of Medical Director at the Edinburg-based DHR Health Oncology Institute.

 

To learn more about Dr. Eugenio Galindo or to get in touch, please visit https://www.facebook.com/McAllenOncology/.