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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...

 

On your March, Get Set, Get Screened!

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 ...

 

Cancer around the World

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

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

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

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

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 ...

 

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

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...

 

Zerocancer.org offers free Prostate Cancer Resource

A prostate cancer diagnosis can be scary and overwhelming, but finding helpful resources to aid in your fight shouldn’t be. Zerocancer.org developed a guide for newly- diagnosed men and...

 

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...

 

It’s up to you to be UV aware!

It’s Summertime and July brings us UV Safety Awareness Month. Whether heading out to the pool, water park or exploring the Great Outdoors it’s important to remember to protect your skin an...

 

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...

 

July is Sarcoma Awarenss Month

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

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

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

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...

 

Be Sun Smart in the Sun City

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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...

 

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

You can find more information about El Paso County Vaccinations here: http://www.immunizeelpaso.net/ (http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/nbccedp)

 

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...

 

Resolve to fight off cancer in 2018

January is the time of year to focus our energy on keeping our new year’s resolutions. And while the holidays are behind us, we can still eat, drink and be merry with these tips to help ...

 

Start The New Year with these Ten Tips For Caregivers

Seek support from other caregivers. You are not alone! Take care of your own health so that you can be strong enough to take care of your loved one. Accept offers of help an...

 

‘Tis the season for Love & Hominy

Hominy Casserole My sisters and I grew up in a diabetic household when the options for diabetics were severely limited.Poor Dad had to endure saccharin in his coffee and avoid really ...

 

The spirit of (Care) Giving

December conjures visions of sugarplums & parties filled with family and friends around the fire. It can also bring the specter of tired feet, hours spent shopping for the perfect gift o...

 

Cancer and the Holidays: Answers to Common Questions

For people affected by cancer, the holiday season can bring a mixture of emotions. You might be wondering how to maintain holiday traditions, handle the extra stress and social invit...

 

How to handle stress and make holidays happy

How can one get through the holidays and not become a victim of seasonal stress created by the hectic rush of this time of year with its increased demands? Here are ten tips to help. ...

 

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...

 

15 Cancer Symptoms Men Ignore

May men find it difficult to discuss personal health issues. Cancer in particular is a difficult topic to broach. Yet it has been proven that one of the best ways to fight the disease is...

 

9 Tips to Prevent Prostate Cancer

The prostate, an organ located under the bladder, produces semen. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), prostate cancer is the second most common ca...

 

Understanding HPV and Men

Quick Facts: Many men with HPV never experience symptoms. HPV can cause penile cancer in men. Some men are more at risk for developing HPV-related health problems. H...

 

Do I Have Testicular Cancer?

Men who notice lumps, swelling, or pain in their groin or scrotum may worry they have testicular cancer. Here we describe the symptoms of testicular cancer and some other problems that c...

 

November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

Pancreatic cancer begins in the tissues of the pancreas — an organ in the abdomen that lies horizontally behind the lower part of the stomach. The pancreas secretes enzymes that a...

 

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...

 

Surviving the Holidays – a guide for Caregivers

Holidays and special occasions can bring out the best and the worst in us. The prospect of wonderful, happy times abound, filling us with somewhat unrealistic hopes for our rela...

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