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Healthy Diet Can Protect You from Skin Cancer

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You got the pale-is-the-new-tan memo years ago and have the sun smarts to prove it. Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, and women age 39 and under have a higher p...


How to pick out Sunscreen

1 min read


July is Sarcoma Awarenss Month

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What is Sarcoma? Cancer starts when cells start to grow out of control. Cells in nearly any part of the body can become cancer and can spread to other areas. There are many types of s...


Sunday June 3rd is National Cancer Survivors Day

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National Cancer Survivors Day® is an annual, treasured Celebration of Life that is held in hundreds of communities nationwide, and around the world, on the first Sunday in June. It is a ...


Know more about cancer survivorship

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June 3rd is National Cancer Survivors Day and a good time to begin to understand more about life after a cancer experience. Survivorship in fact begins from the initial cancer diagnosis ...


A Guide to Summer Eating for Cancer Patients

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It’s summer time! Which means get on your bathing suit and get ready for sunshine. Enjoy the weather by trying to spend more time outside, whether walking or doing some light to moderate...


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...


Be Sun Smart in the Sun City

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RGCF Helps El Paso Spray Parks Install Sunscreen Dispensers The Rio Grande Cancer Foundation and the City of El Paso are proud to work together on Phase One of the Sun Smart Sunscreen...


March Is Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month.

2 min read

Recent statistics about multiple myeloma from the National Cancer Institute rank it as number 14 in the list of common cancers. It represents about 1.6 percent of all new cancer cases in...


March is Kidney Cancer Awareness Month

3 min read

Kidney, or renal, cancer refers to any type of cancer that involves the kidney. Older age, obesity, smoking, and high blood pressure increase the risk of developing kidney cancer. The...


March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

1 min read

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States and the second leading cause of death from cancer. Colorectal cancer affects people in all racial and ethnic groups...


Eating to Prevent Colorectal Cancer

4 min read

Proper nutrition and diet are important in helping to prevent many diseases and colorectal cancer is no exception. In the fight against this disease, nutritional guidelines include eatin...


Spring superfood salad with mimosa vinaigrette

1 min read

Give your diet a citrusy one-two punch with this fabulously cancer-fighting salad. 2 oranges 1 red or pink grapefruit 6 small roasted red or yellow beets, peeled 6 cups pack...


Today is National Caregivers Day

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Caregiving is a challenging role that can often be overlooked and under-appreciated, but it is also one of the most important and fulfilling roles that anyone can play. Today, t...


February is Gall Bladder Cancer Awareness Month

2 min read

Your gallbladder is a small, pear-shaped organ on the right side of your abdomen, just beneath your liver. The gallbladder stores bile, a digestive fluid produced by your liver. Gallb...


How does diet affect the health of the gallbladder?

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February is Gall Bladder Cancer Awareness Month and a great time to make sure your diet is Gall Bladder Friendly. Your diet can directly affect the health of your gallbladder due to t...


February is Cancer Prevention Month

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1. Don't use tobacco Using any type of tobacco puts you on a collision course with cancer. Smoking has been linked to various types of cancer — including cancer of the lung, mouth, th...


Fun Ways to Prevent Cancer Through Exercise

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It has been proven that an active lifestyle is one of the best ways to avoid health problems. Yet for many of us, just the thought of a rigorous daily workout is enough to send us head f...


Call for Presenters - Survive & Thrive Classroom Series

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Call for 2018 Presenters The Rio Grande Cancer Foundation Survive & Thrive - RGCF Classroom Series Please send proposals to the email address listed below: The Rio Grande Can...


January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

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You can find more information about El Paso County Vaccinations here: (


Cervical Cancer Cause and Prevention

3 min read

Unlike some other cancers, cervical cancer doesn’t run in the family. It’s caused by certain types of HPV. If a woman has an infection from certain types of HPV and the infec...


Who should be vaccinated against HPV?

2 min read

According to the CDC, those who should be vaccinated against HPV include: All kids who are 11 or 12 years old should get two shots of HPV vaccine six to twelve months apart. Adolescen...


Cervical cancer risk factors

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GENERAL RISKS Pregnancy: Women who have had three or more full-term pregnancies, or who had their first full-term pregnancy before age 17, are twice as likely to get cervical...

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