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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 ...

 

October is Pink: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Here are some important things to know about breast cancer: • About 1 in 8 U.S. women (about 12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over th...

 

RGCF sunscreen initiative featured in national Centers for Disease Control report

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Cited as one of the year’s success stories, the Rio Grande Cancer Foundation’s Sun Smart initiative has gained the attention of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S...

 

Today Is World Lung Cancer Day

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August 1, 2019: World Lung Cancer Day has been observed every August 1 since 2012 (https://www.asbestosdiseaseawareness.org/archives/28212). Many organizations across the globe use this ...

 

10 Tips to Protect Yourself from Unhealthy Air

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The American Lung Association encourages everyone to get involved in the fight for cleaner, healthier air. August 1 is World Lung Cancer Day and to help spread the word about lung health...

 

Sun Safety Tips for Men

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Why Are Men More Likely Than Women to Get Skin Cancer? Men, especially those with lighter skin, are more likely than anybody else to get skin cancer, including melanoma—the deadliest kin...

 

Foundation offers free Sun Screen Dispensers

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As the summer heats up in the borderland, many El Pasoans are hosting or attending outdoor events and parties. Unfortunately, guests can easily get burned by the sun’s harsh rays. To hel...

 

Sun Safety Tips for Families

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Nearly 5 million people are treated for skin cancer each year in the United States. Skin cancer can be serious, expensive, and sometimes even deadly. Fortunately, most skin cancers can b...

 

What to know about brain cancer

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Today, an estimated 700,000 people in the United States are living with a primary brain tumor, and over 86,000 more will be diagnosed in 2019. Brain tumors can be deadly, significantly i...

 

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

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Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun is the main cause of skin cancer. UV damage can also cause wrinkles and blotch...

 

Skin Cancer is highly avoidable

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Skin cancer has been called a ‘lifestyle’ disease that effects almost everyone. One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime; 13 million Americans are livi...

 

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 ...

 

Volunteer Spotlight: Karen Stephens

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"What a joy and a privilege it is to volunteer with the Rio Grande Cancer Foundation. It is a wonderful organization with a noble goal - that of helping cancer patients through their can...

 

Prevention takes center stage this month

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February Is National Cancer Prevention Month. As part of our cancer awareness and prevention efforts, the Rio Grande Cancer Foundation emphasizes that up to one-third of the most common ...

 

Cancer around the World

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World Cancer Day is February 2 and new statistics show that there is cause for concern now more than ever. Until last year there were about 12.7 million cancer cases globally every...

 

Holiday Gift Ideas for Cancer Patients

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Gift shopping for the friends and family on your list is challenging. That challenge becomes especially hard when a person is going through a cancer experience. While most of us tend to ...

 

Your day may be today

3 min read

More than 34 million Americans still smoke cigarettes, and smoking remains the single largest preventable cause of death and illness in the world. Smoking causes an estimated 480,000 dea...

 

Funds raised on El Paso Giving Day help cancer patients and support our valuable programs

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The Rio Grande Cancer Foundation is proud to be a part of El Paso Giving Day. On November 15, our community comes together to raise money for local non-profits through a special online e...

 

Breast Cancer Awareness by the numbers

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It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month — 31 days of pink ribbon events. Here are some other numbers to know about breast cancer. 1 in 8 women, or 12 percent, will get breast cancer someti...

 

Women encouraged to get a checkup in October

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Breast cancer … it’s a scary thought and all too many women assume that it won’t happen to them. Fact is though, every 19 seconds, somewhere around the world a case of breast cancer is d...

 

Women can get discounted mammograms during Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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El Paso-area women can get breast exams at reduced fees during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. The Hospitals of Providence will offer the reduced rates at its Imaging Center...

 

Charlie Clark Nissan, iHeart partner up to raise awareness, funds to fight breast cancer

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Local Nissan dealer Charlie Clark and iHeart Media have partnered up to raise awareness and funds to fight against breast cancer. Charlie Clark Nissan of El Paso has wrapped a New 201...

 

What you need to know about Liver Cancer

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The American Cancer Society’s estimates for primary liver cancer and intrahepatic bile duct cancer in the United States for 2018 are: About 42,220 new cases (30,610 in men and 11,610 ...

 

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

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Prostate cancer affects more than 3 million men every year, worldwide. 1 in 9 men in the US will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2018. Early detection and a regular screening plan a...

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