Navigation Links
Rumors Dispelled Over Univision Talent Fernando Del Rincon's Cancer Diagnosis Being Fabricated
Date:7/8/2008

Elvia Barboa, Chief Executive Officer of PADRES Contra El Cancer (PADRES) issues a statement dispelling rumors their National Spokesperson Fernando

Del Rincon lied about his cancer treatment

LOS ANGELES, July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to media reports suggesting that Univision's Fernando Del Rincon's cancer diagnosis was fabricated in order to draw media attention to himself, PADRES CEO, Elvia Barboa, M.A., found it imperative to issue the following statement to dispel such potentially libelous remarks:

"PADRES' responsibility is to ensure that accurate information is disseminated as it relates to the organization and its representatives. With respect to Fernando Del Rincon, the fact remains that he was diagnosed with bladder cancer in May 2008 and, fortunately, underwent a successful surgery that removed his tumor."

The rumors have caused concern for PADRES in particular because Del Rincon serves as one of its national spokespersons. PADRES Contra El Cancer is an organization committed to improving the quality of life for Latino children with cancer and their families. Most importantly, PADRES served as an integral part in Del Rincon's entire diagnosis and treatment.

According to Ms. Barboa, "PADRES supported Fernando with the same care, compassion and patient navigation provided to any family who has a child with cancer. PADRES helped Fernando understand his tests, diagnosis and treatment options; helped him secure a second opinion; helped him navigate the complex healthcare system; and most importantly, offered him much-needed emotional support. PADRES stood beside and continues to stand by him every step of the way."

Ms. Barboa disclosed that Fernando's choice to make public his diagnosis on May 31, 2008 at the PADRES' 5K Charity Run/Walk in Los Angeles stemmed from three reasons: 1) to encourage others to have annual health exams to prevent any serious disease; 2) to instill strength and hope in families to fight tenaciously for their children undergoing cancer treatment; and 3) to announce he would author a book reflecting on his emotional experience and struggles during his cancer process.

"If media outlets print inaccurate and misleading information about Fernando Del Rincon's cancer diagnosis, then such may indirectly discredit PADRES Contra El Cancer and its 23 years of advocacy on behalf of the pediatric cancer community. PADRES has been fortunate to work with many families and celebrities. Likewise, we are aware that often times the truth can unfortunately be distorted. PADRES remains honored and privileged to have Fernando Del Rincon serve as our spokesperson," concluded Ms. Barboa.

About PADRES:

PADRES Contra El Cancer (PADRES) is an organization committed to improving the quality of life for Latino children with cancer and their families. PADRES programs, activities and services, while primarily oriented to the Latino community, serve childhood cancer patients from ALL races and ethnic origins. No family is turned away.


'/>"/>
SOURCE PADRES Contra El Cancer
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. PA Secretary of Public Welfare Responds to Warren State Hospital Closure Rumors
2. Video: Colon Cancer Myths Dispelled!
3. Eva Longoria Parker Participates in 5k Run/Walk to Raise Money for Children With Cancer and Offers Support to Univision Talent Fernando Del Rincons Cancer Diagnosis
4. Unilens Names Eschenbach Optik Exclusive Worldwide Distributor of the UniVision(R) Low Vision Lens
5. Quincy Jones Lends Time and Talent to Support Red Cross Relief Efforts In China and Myanmar
6. Research talent wins national Innovation in Nursing award
7. Discover Talent Management Best Practices June 4-6 -- Registration Ends Friday
8. Retooling Talent Management Approaches to Find, Grow & Retain Tomorrows Leaders
9. Talent Shortage Emerges as No. 1 Employer Concern: Deloitte/ISCEBS
10. Pharmaceutical Product Commercialization & Governance Best Practices: Securing Talent for Highly-Effective Brand Teams
11. World class technology and talent battle cancer at the Centenary Institute
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... April 29, 2016 , ... Melanoma is the deadliest type of skin cancer. Although ... the majority of skin cancer deaths. More than 10,000 people are expected to die of ... is 62, it is the one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in young women. ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... , ... For those who skip meals occasionally (which is pretty much everyone), ... many new lifestyle diet tips offered by nutritionists Pam Bonney and Priya Lawrence of ... show. Bonny and Lawrence noted that because proper nutrition, including water, provides energy during ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... April 29, 2016 , ... CURE Media ... on patients with cancer, today announced that Lynne Malestic, RN, of Eisenhower Lucy ... CURE® Extraordinary Healer® for Oncology Nursing , which honors nurses who have dedicated ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... April 29, 2016 , ... International Dehydrated Foods, Inc. (IDF™) will attend and ... at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in Oak Brook, Illinois. The two-day event is ... for protein ingredients. , At the seminar, IDF™ will offer samples of its Savory ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... April 29, 2016 , ... Intellitec Solutions ... May 16th to 18th at the Broward County Convention Center. The event is ... collaborate on best practices in public facility management. Intellitec Solutions will highlight their ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/28/2016)... YORK , April 28, 2016  The blood ... 275 million dollars, according to Kalorama Information and The ... typing, immunoassays and nucleic acid testing.  The healthcare research ... made progress in developing blood collection stations and in ... made in Kalorama Information,s report, Blood Testing ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... , Net Sales of $1.90 billion represent an increase ... period, and an increase of 1.2% on an adjusted pro ... first quarter were $0.52 reported, a decrease of 47.5% from ... 29.9% over the prior year period , The Company ... Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. (NYSE and SIX: ZBH) ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... JERUSALEM , April 28, 2016 ... ), a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focused on the development of ... participate in the upcoming PIONEERS 2016 conference, presented by ... 5, 2016 in New York . ... overview at the conference. Presentation Details:   ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: