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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 (https://www.webmd.com/cancer/sarcoma) 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 ...

 

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...

 

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

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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...

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