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March is colorectal cancer awareness month

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Colorectal cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the colon or the rectum. It is the third leading cause of death from cancer in the United States. ...


Keep up Sun Safety during the winter months

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El Paso is known world-wide as the Sun City and it’s no wonder as the sun shines an average of 302 days a year here. While we may enjoy milder, sunny winters, it also means that we must reme...


Quitting smoking: 10 ways to resist tobacco cravings

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Tobacco cravings can wear you down when you're trying to quit. Use these tips to reduce and resist cravings. When an urge to use tobacco strikes, remember that although it may be intense...


Meet our New Executive Director

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The Rio Grande Cancer Foundation’s Board of Directors announced at their October board meeting the appointment of Carol Henry Bohle as the Executive Director for the Rio Grande Cancer Fo...


October is breast cancer awareness month

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You can find more information about breast cancer and the events happening this month in our area on our website: (


Wear Teal in honor of Ovarian Cancer

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On Wear Teal Day, teal is worn to raise awareness about ovarian cancer. By wearing the color, people can help spark conversations that will help educate others about the symptoms...


Testicular Cancer Awareness Month

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With timely diagnosis, testicular cancer is treatable and most often curable. It is the most common cancer in men 15 to 34 years old. Still, it is fairly rare. About 8,850 men will be di...


January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

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Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that occurs in the cells of the cervix — the lower part of the uterus that connects to the vagina. Cervical cancer is most frequently diagnosed in wom...


Virtual Classroom Series - Finding Gratitude with Lynn Provenzano

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The benefits of practicing gratitude can lead you to a feeling of happiness and give you a deeper appreciation of your daily life. Taking time to reflect upon the things you are grateful...


Pancreatic Cancer Risks, Symptoms and Statistics

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November Is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month Pancreatic cancer accounts for about 3% of all cancers in the US and about 7% of all cancer deaths. A we observe November as Pancreatic Canc...


Virtual Classroom Series - DIY Creepy Wreath

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Dianne Medina and Cindi Martinez from the Rio Grande Cancer Foundation showcase how to DIY a creepy wreath this Halloween as part of our Virtual Classroom Series - Project 2. See Down...


Virtual Classroom Series - DIY Tomato Cage Craft Witch / Ghost

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Hosted by Cindi Martinez and Dianne Medina from the Rio Grande Cancer Foundation, the first project of the Virtual Classroom Series is How to make a Tomato Cage Craft Witch or Ghost this...


October is Pink: Breast Cancer Awareness

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It's October and that means: Pink. Breast Cancer Awareness has become just as memorable in October as Halloween. And now, even amid the COVID19 pandemic, we remind you to schedule your a...


September honors many colors of cancer

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While most everyone knows that October is pink as we observe breast cancer awareness month, September happens to be the most colorful month of the year as we honor seven types of cancer:...


July is Yellow: Sarcoma Cancer Awareness Month

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A sarcoma is a rare kind of cancer. Sarcomas are different from the much more common carcinomas ( because they happen in a different kind of tiss...


Celebrate Cancer Survivors This Sunday, June 7, 2020

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During the month of June, Cancer Survivors take the spotlight. This year, we have several ways we can show our collective support for cancer survivors in El Paso. On Sunday, June 7, we ...


Man up and get in touch with yourself. (down there)

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April is Purple: Testicular Cancer Awareness Month. Often considered an embarrassing a subject, Testicular Cancer is generally not talked about by young men. However, it is young to middle ...


COVID-19 Virus (Coronavirus) Announcement

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Dear Friends, Many of the patrons who utilize the services and classes provided by the Rio Grande Cancer Foundation are going through a cancer journey and are immune compromised.Becau...


On your March, Get Set, Get Screened!

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March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Colorectal cancer is the fourth most common type of cancer diagnosed and the second leading cause of death from cancer in the United ...


Today is World Cancer Day

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Today is the day to take action World Cancer Day is the global uniting initiative led by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC). By raising worldwide awareness, improving e...


November 21 is the Great American Smokeout

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Quitting smoking isn’t easy. It takes time. And a plan. You don’t have to stop smoking in one day. Start with day one. Let the Great American Smokeout event on November 21 be you...


November is purple: Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

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Pancreatic cancer begins in the tissues of your pancreas — an organ in your abdomen that lies horizontally behind the lower part of your stomach. Your pancreas releases enzymes that aid ...

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