Pelvic Pain & Discomfort in Women

Pelvic pain is internal pain in the area bellow the belly button that may or may not be associated with menstrual periods. Chronic pelvic pain lasts 6 months or longer. A variety of gynecologic, gastrointestinal, urologic, musculoskeletal and body-wide disorders can cause chronic pelvic pain.

Pelvic pain may be a symptom of infection or may arise from pain in the pelvic bone or in non-reproductive internal organs, such as the bladder or colon. In women, however, pelvic pain can very well be an indication that there may be a problem with one of the reproductive organs in the pelvic area (uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, cervix, or vagina).

Gynecologic causes are thought to be the cause of chronic pelvic pain in about 20 percent of women. Some gynecologic causes of pelvic pain include:


To everyone who participated in our Paint the Town Pink events. The proceeds from all the Paint the Town Pink events help support Cancer Support Services. We have raised over $5,000 (to date). All funds stay local to support family and friends in northern New Mexico.

A special thank you to Monica Martin of Om Hatha Yoga and Jason Pfeifer for helping coordinate many of the classes and events.


Cancer Support Services is now adding a Breast Cancer Support Group to our services! Please welcome Tracy Poffenroth Prato who will be the facilitator for the group!

2nd and 4th Thursday of each month.
5:00 – 6:0 PM

Community Outreach Office
118 Este Es, Suite H, Taos, NM

The support group is for patients and survivors who are looking for support, information, and hope. The group is open to everyone recently diagnosed with breast cancer, currently receiving treatment, or for those who have completed their treatment.

The support groups is facilitated by Tracey Poffenroth Prato, certified coach. Tracey is a six-year breast cancer survivor who took control of her diagnosis with determination to beat it. Her treatment consisted of surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy. Devoted to helping others in the same situation, Tracey is passionate about supporting other women diagnosed with cancer.

Tracey spent 14 years working in the medical field before following her dream She is now an Internationally Certified Wellness Coach (ICF/CCA), trained Support Group Facilitator, Lifebook Leader, Certified Raw Food Instructor, and Reiki Master.

For more information:
Call: Tracey Poffenroth Prato
Phone: (505) 514-2588

Taos Pueblo Cancer Support Group

Join us on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 for the first meeting of the Taos Pueblo Cancer Support Group.
The meeting will be at the Taos Pueblo Health & Community Services Conference Room beginning at 5:30 pm.

Dinner will be provided.

The Taos Pueblo Cancer Support Group is open and dedicated to those who have been affected by any type of cancer. We will provide a support system for cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, family and friends. We will bring in professionals to share their knowledge with various cancers and will provide updated resource information.

Come learn what the group is about.

For more information:
Call: Kim Toya, Taos Pueblo Health & Community Services
(575) 758-7824


5k/10k Race | Walk | Fun Run

Out 4th annual Race, Walk, and FunRun was a great success. Together we raised over $41,000 for Cancer Support Services in Taos.

5K and 10K Race Results

Follow the link above for complete race results.

It’s not too late to donate to this important cause!

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Under the new Affordable Care Act, beginning in January 2014 all Americans will be eligible for and are required to have health insurance. Learn more about the Affordable Care Act here.

Open Enrollment for the Health Exchange for 2014 ended on March 31st. Open Enrollment for 2015 will begin on November 15, 2014.

THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT: An interactive look

This website from the University of Southern California (USC) shows you what changes you can expect to see in health care. Follow this link to see the website. Click on the various icons to reveal information.

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