A new effort is underway to make sure obese patients get good cancer care.
The obese are less likely to survive cancer and one reason may be that they get too little chemotherapy.
The dose is supposed to be based on a patient's size, but many doctors base it on ideal weight or cap the dose out of fear about how much treatment an obese patient can bear. Yet research shows that bigger people handle chemo better than smaller people do.
Even a little less chemo can hurt survival odds, and studies suggest that up to 40 percent of obese cancer patients have been getting too little. Guidelines from the American Society of Clinical Oncology urge doctors to right-size cancer care by using full doses.
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An Albuquerque Police officer involved shooting over the weekend marks the fifth since late October and city officials are taking notice.
A woman was stolen from her daughter's car, a woman who died more than five years ago.
Albuquerque police shot and killed a man Sunday night after responding to an assault call near UNM.
Deputies were led on a chase around 4 p.m. Monday after a person called 911 to report their vehicle had been stolen and was being driven recklessly around Albuquerque.
New Mexico could have hundreds of millions of dollars more to spend as legislators get ready to put together next year's budget in the upcoming legislative session.
Organizers of the Gildan New Mexico Bowl are hoping to shed the disappointing attendance numbers that weighed down the event last year when the Colorado State Rams and the Washington State Cougars face off Dec. 21.