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What to know about brain cancer

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

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

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...

 

Breast Cancer Awareness by the numbers

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

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

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

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

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 ...

 

World Lung Cancer Day 2018

World Lung Cancer Day is August 1, 2018. Lung cancer continues to be one of the most common cancers worldwide, claiming more lives yearly than breast, colon and prostate can...

 

Know more about Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is a type of cancer that begins in the lungs. Your lungs are two spongy organs in your chest that take in oxygen when you inhale and release carbon dioxide when you exhale. ...

 

Five Secrets for Quitting Smoking

Are you ready to quit? These five tips to help you on the path to success: It's never too late to quit. While it's best to quit smoking as early as possible, quitting smoking at...

 

Healthy Diet Can Protect You from Skin Cancer

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...

 

A Guide to Summer Eating for Cancer Patients

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

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

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...

 

March is Kidney Cancer Awareness Month

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...

 

Cervical Cancer Cause and Prevention

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?

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

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...

 

Great gift Ideas for cancer patients

COMFORT & RELAXATION Acupressure Mat and Pillow Set Simply lie down shirtless on the mat and rest your neck on the pillow while thousands of acupressure points work on the body...

 

November is Lung cancer awareness month

Lung cancer is one of the most common cancers in the world. It is a leading cause of cancer death in men and women in the United States. Cigarette smoking (https://medlineplus.gov/smokin...

 

November is Stomach Cancer Awareness Month

Stomach cancer is characterized by a growth of cancerous cells within the lining of the stomach. Also called gastric cancer, this type of cancer is difficult to diagnose because most peo...

 

October is breast cancer awareness month

You can find more information about breast cancer and the events happening this month in our area on our website: www.rgcf.org (http://www.rgcf.org)

 

A Pop-Up Pink Boutique One-Day Event, Oct 17.

The Rio Grande Cancer Foundation and Amoena, the premier label in mastecomy wear, are proud to present a 'pop-up shopping' experience. Come see the latest fashions exclusively for breas...

 

Ovarian Cancer: Let's be aware

Studies have shown that ovarian cancer is not silent, but the warning signs are subtle. Ninety percent of women with ovarian cancer do report symptoms, even at the early stages. Fo...

 

Have Fun In The Sun But Protect Your Skin!

The sun causes skin damage Too much sun can be harmful for the skin. The sun can cause sunburns, wrinkles, freckles, age-spots, changes in skin texture, premature aging, and skin can...

 

Keeping Sunscreen on children

Parents know the power of sunscreen and remember to slather on and repeat. Kids? Not so much. There’s a lot at stake as the majority of skin damage and excessive sun often comes in ch...

 

Testicular Cancer Awareness Month

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...

 

Treating Testicular Cancer

Making treatment decisions. In recent years, a lot of progress has been made in treating testicular cancer. Surgical methods have been refined, and doctors know more about the best wa...

 

Valentine’s Day advice for couples facing cancer: Ignore expectations

Managing those expectations is great advice for all couples on Feb. 14 — and is especially important for couples confronting a cancer diagnosis. Focus on the opportunity to connect as a ...

 

Head for the Cure Run Kick-off event this Thursday 12/1

This year's Head for the Cure Run will be Saturday, March 11, 2017 at Ascarate Park. Local proceeds will benefit the Rio Grande Cancer Foundation. The mission of Head for the Cure i...

 

Why some women are less likely to get mammography screening

Comparing Breast Cancer Screening Rates Among Different Groups

 

Five things you can do to reduce risk of breast cancer

1. Limit yourself to two or three alcoholic drinks a week Alcohol, consumed even in small amounts, is believed to increase the risk of breast cancer. Most doctors recommend cutting ba...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

April is Testicular Cancer Awareness Month

With timely diagnosis, testicular cancer is most likely treatable and most often curable. It is the most common cancer in men 15 to 34 years old. Still, it is fairly rare. About 8,700 me...

 

Rudy's BBQ El Paso raises funds for Breast Cancer charities

For the fourth consecutive year, Rudy’s BBQ changed the color of its plastic cup to Pink to raise funds for breast cancer charities in October. Funds are raised from guests who donate a ...

 

Agency bridges gap between treatment and cost

‘Shock.’ Estela Barientos sat on the couch holding a handkerchief and describing when she was first told she had cervical cancer. She softly repeated, ‘shock.’ Fear and shock are uni...

 

Cervical Cancer Awareness

Cervical cancer is one of the most common cancers in women worldwide. But in the United States and other countries where cervical cancer screening is routine, this cancer is not...

 

‘Tis the Season of many colors

The holidays provide a feast for all our senses. Since there is no specific cancer associated with the month of December, we would like to offer you ideas and inspiration to help you or ...

 

Great American Smoke Out – Kick Some Butt This Year!

Get ready to lose the habit, and become victorious over tobacco. The American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout event is your chance to triumph over addiction. Every November,...

 

Screening for Pancreatic Cancer

Cancer screening exams are important medical tests done when you’re at risk but don’t have symptoms. They help find cancer at its earliest stage, when the chances for successful tr...

 

November is Purple: Pancreatic Awareness Month

Pancreatic Cancer is one of the most challenging diseases physicians face today because it responds poorly to treatment and quickly spreads to surrounding organs. This is why November is...

 

Limiting your risks for Pancreatic Cancer

The number one way to prevent pancreatic cancer is to stop smoking. Other lifestyle choices may lower your chances of getting pancreatic cancer, including: Eating a healthy d...

 

FDA Approves new drug for Pancreatic Cancer

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved Onivyde (irinotecan liposome injection), in combination with fluorouracil and leucovorin, to treat patients with advanced ...

 

Taking matters into your own hands. The importance of a regular self breast exam

Breast self-exam (BSE), or regularly examining your breasts on your own, can be an important way to detect breast cancer early, when it's more likely to be treated successfully. Not ever...

 

Ways To Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

Breast cancer cannot be completely prevented, but there are steps women can take to decrease their risk and/or improve early detection of the disease.

 

Zinc test for early breast cancer looks promising

A new study suggests it may be possible to detect the early signs of breast cancer with a test that measures changes in zinc isotopes. The study is the first to show that measurable c...

 

October is Pink: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October brings to mind many colors: the warm earth tones of autumn, the black and orange of Halloween décor, and even the colors of our favorite football teams but the one color that...

 

The Colors of Cancer for January is Teal / White - Cervical Cancer Awareness

Welcome to January, the month famous for the last vestiges of holiday cheer. "Happy New Year" we proclaim, with the hopeful caveat that it will be prosperous and healthy. Valid wishes, ...

 

The Colors of Cancer - November (Gray) Lung Cancer Awareness

It was Christmas morning 1953 in Long Beach at the Tiscareño household. Our parents had recently relocated to California where dad, just released from his stint in the Army Air Corps, t...

 

The Colors of Cancer - October

I have one pink blouse. Not just your standard tea-rose pink, but a shade closer to Pepto Bismol pink. In fact, when I wear it, I’m faintly aware that people may think I am being treated...

 

The Color of Cancer - September

“Have you forgotten to take your thyroid pill today?” is a query that Andre utters when (1) I’m unusually short-tempered or snippy, (2) lacking my normal vigor, or (3) keeping the thermo...

 

Vanity can be a weapon against ovarian cancer

While vanity doesn't carry enough weight to make an appearance on the seven deadly sins list, it does, nonetheless, evoke an image of a less than desirable trait. Let's face it; no one w...

 

July focuses on bladder cancer awareness

It was Napoleon Bonaparte who said, "A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon." Thus it seems only fitting that the modern history of awareness ribbons has its o...

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