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September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Families, caregivers, charities and research groups across the United States observe September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. In the U.S., 15,780 children under the age of 21 are d...


7 Summer Skin Cancer Prevention Tips

Many people do not realize that skin cancer is the most common of all types of cancer. Each year in the U.S., the American Cancer Society (


Spice Up Your Water to Referesh and Prevent!

For many, water is not the drink you turn to with your meals or to quench you thirst. But there are many reasons to choose water. It's cost-free (for many), calorie-free and a great repl...


Some Advanced Bladder Cancer Patients Respond Well to Opdivo

Almost 25% of patients with metastatic bladder cancer responded to treatment with Opdivo according to an ongoing Phase 1/2 clinical trial. For almost half of the patients, the drug...


Can bladder cancer be prevented?

There is no sure way to prevent bladder cancer. Some risk factors such as age, gender, race, and family history can’t be controlled. But there may be things you can do that could lower y...


Adopt an Anti-Cancer Diet

An anti-cancer diet is one that is as close to nature as possible, without additives and undue processing. Eat 5 portions of fresh fruit and vegetables daily, unless you have ...


Supplements help during and after cancer treatment

The complicated relationship between immune system functioning and cancer is often misunderstood, according to Tim Birdsall, ND, the vice president of integrative medicine at Cancer Trea...


June is Cancer Survivor month

If you or a loved one has been touched by cancer, please contact the Rio Grande Cancer Foundation for more information about our 2016 Survive and Thrive Cancer Survivor Conference, Augu...


This Summer Fish Recipe is a keeper!

Roasted cod, arrocina beans chorizo and pádron peppers The peppers and chorizo complement the cod wonderfully, adding just the right amount of spice and smokiness to our take on this ...


Orchid is the Color of Testicular Cancer

My ‘salita’ is conveniently attached to the master bedroom and quietly hosts bookshelves, a loveseat, my mother’s étagère, my designated television and two dog beds. It is my refuge fro...


Healthy Diet leads to Healthy skin

The expression “you are what you eat” may be more accurate than you think. There are many factors that contribute to the clear, glowing, blemish-free skin everyone strives for (inc...


May is Skin Cancer Awareness month

The summer months can be loaded with great outdoor fun. From barbecues, swimming pools, hiking and biking the list of good times to be had goes on and on. May is skin cancer awareness mo...


Understanding your risk for Skin Cancer

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. The Skin Cancer Foundation offers this quiz to analyze your risk for skin cancer based on your lifestyle. Take the quiz today, determine your r...


Download a skin cancer self-exam brochure

Download and share this handy skin cancer self exam guide.


Skin Cancer Rates Soar in US Hispanics

Skin cancer rates among Hispanics are skyrocketing in the US. New research shows that in the past two decades alone, melanoma incidence among Hispanics has risen almost 20 percent. ...


Signs and Symptoms of Skin Cancer

The most common risk factors for skin cancer are as follows. Ultraviolet light exposure, either from the sun or from tanning beds. Fair-skinned individuals with a history of rep...


Fun in the Sun: Here are tips and tricks to keep you going throughout the summer

Protect Your Skin The American Cancer Society cites skin cancer as the most common of all cancers with 3.5 million cases diagnosed in the United States each year. Sunlight is the caus...


Healthy Diet leads to Healthy skin

The expression “you are what you eat” may be more accurate than you think. There are many factors that contribute to the clear, glowing, blemish-free skin everyone strives for (inc...


Movember Foundation launches new campaign

The Movember Foundation is asking men to "get to know their nuts a little better" over April, as part of an awareness campaign for testicular cancer. It comes after a recent survey c...

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