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Prevention takes center stage this month

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

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

Understanding Prostate Changes: A Health Guide for Men

Understanding Prostate Changes is a health guide for men published by the National Cancer Institute. It has information about prostate cancer symptoms, risk factors, and the PSA scre...

 

Diet and Nutrition Tips to avoid prostate cancer

Good nutrition may help reduce the risk of developing prostate cancer as well as slow the progression of the disease. Here is a guide for a healthy diet and good prostate health. Heal...

 

New study favors prostate screening at earlier ages

It’s one of the most controversial screening tests out there: the PSA, or the prostate-specific antigen test. For years, the debate has raged on whether the blood test, which screens ...

 

​ SEPT 3 is THE day to shop at Helen of Troy's Outlet Store

Here's a chance to be frugal and raise funds for the RGCF all at once. If you are looking for a great deal on personal care, home, health and baby products AND you want to hel...

 

Prostate Cancer Workshop set for August 31

Join Daniel Voglewede,M.D., F .A.C.S. with the Rio Grande Urology Associates as he conducts a comprehensive workshop about treating prostate cancer. Do not miss this one-time opportunity...

 

RGCF offers classroom series on better living

All courses are free of charge (donations weclome) and are limited to the first 25 registrants. For more information or to sign up for a class, please call the Rio Grande Cancer Foundati...

 

Yoga classes every Tuesday and Thursday at RGCF

Classes are offered free of charge (donations welcome) and are limited tothe first 25 registrants. For more information or to sign up for a class, please call the Rio Grande Cancer Found...

 

Celebrate Life!

Cancer Survivors, Local Communities to Celebrate 30th Annual National Cancer Survivors Day® on Sunday, June 4 As part of the 30th annual National Cancer Survivors Day®, cancer sur...

 

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...

 

Testicular Cancer: Symptoms and Signs

Usually, an enlarged testicle or a small lump or area of hardness are the first signs of testicular cancer. Any lump, enlargement, hardness, pain, or tenderness should be evaluated b...

 

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...

 

How Can I Detect Testicular Cancer?

You can detect testicular cancer by doing a monthly testicular self-exam. Such an exam is a way that men can look for signs of cancer of the testicles. To do a self-exam, follow thes...

 

Know More about Gall Bladder Cancer:

Gall Bladder Cancer At a Glance: • Gallbladder cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the gallbladder. • Being female can increase the risk of...

 

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 ...

 

RGCF Announces new 'Colors of Cancer' Run in 2017

The Rio Grande Cancer Foundation announced the inaugural Colors of Cancer Race (Our Colors Run Together) April 2, 2017 at Cohen Stadium.

 

Offering support to a loved one with cancer

If someone you love has cancer, you may be contemplating the best way to celebrate the holidays with them. Even though you want to help, it can be hard to know what to say or do. It’s...

 

The spirit of giving

Our staff has put on our elf hats to collect a variety of creative ways to make holiday wishes come true for patients and caregivers. Be an angel for someone near and dear to make memori...

 

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...

 

Special film screening of ‘Being Mortal’

New documentary explores families faced with terminal illness You’re invited to a free screening and discussion of the PBS program “Being Mortal” on Friday, November 11, 2016, 1-4 pm ...

 

RGCF proud to be a part of the first Give El Paso Campaign

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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...

 

Cancer: 5 tips to help children cope & hope

Cancer often sneaks up when you least expect it, turning your world and your family's world upside down. Young children have a very difficult time learning to cope with cancer beco...

 

School days: a lesson in communication

Attending school helps children with cancer feel normal. Children who continue their schooling, whether in the hospital, at home, or in school, are able to retain part of their regular r...

 

Child friendly recipes

 

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 (http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/content/do...

 

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...

 

Spirituality and Cancer Treatment

Connecting to a higher power provides strength, solace. Cancer treatment stresses the body physically and mentally. But regardless of the type of cancer, one form of alternative medi...

 

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 ...

 

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...

 

Testicular Cancer Symptoms & Diagnosis

Men with testicular cancer may experience a variety of symptoms or signs. Sometimes, men with testicular cancer do not show any of these symptoms. In addition, these symptoms can be caus...

 

How to conduct a testicular self-exam

Although testicular cancer is rare in teenage guys, overall it is the most common cancer in males between the ages of 15 and 35. It's important to try to do a TSE every month so you can ...

 

'Spring clean' your recipes with healthy food substitutions

Eating healthy is important during and after cancer treatment. It’s also critical to a healthy lifestyle overall. The American Institute for Cancer Research recommends eating a plant-bas...

 

Springtime Recipe packs flavor and nutrition

Charred Asparagus Tacos With Creamy Adobo and Pickled Red Onions Meaty tacos are great, but who doesn't love charred sweet asparagus in the springtime? Cook the asparagus in olive oil...

 

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...

 

What everyone needs to know about colorectal cancer

Research has shown people with certain risk factors have a higher chance of developing colon cancer before age 50.If one or more of these risk factors applies to you, don’t put off talki...

 

March is colorectal cancer awareness month

In both men and women, colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and the third leading cause of cancer death with more than 200,000 cases in the U.S. each year....

 

Eating for a healthy colon

Just as diet can have a positive or negative impact on heart, brain and bone health, your colon's overall health can be affected by what you eat. The colon is a crucial part of the di...

 

Eat healthy with these 'D-lightful Vitamin Packed Recipes

Just as diet can have a positive or negative impact on heart, brain and bone health, your Get more vitamin D in your diet with these healthy recipes. Very few foods are naturally rich...

 

Check this out: Recommended reading at your El Paso neighborhood library branch

Title: Don't die of embarrassment--get informed about colorectal cancer Although colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer found in men and women, you may be unaware of ...

 

Pillow Fight! Sleep can be your way to put cancer risks to bed

You often hear of the many benefits of a good night’s sleep. It is a time when the body repairs itself and recuperates from the wear and tear of the day. But take heed, studies show that...

 

Food Fight! Diet suggestions that help prevent cancer

No single food or food component can protect you against cancer by itself. But scientists believe that the combination of foods in a predominantly plant-based diet may reduce your risk o...

 

Website offers great tasting cancer fighting ideas

Wondering how to rustle up delicious meals that can also help prevent cancer? This recipe collection includes more than 50 healthy recipes that feature some of the most powerful cancer-f...

 

What cancer patients need to know about flu shots

Should I Get a Flu Shot? The flu shot is recommended for most people with cancer and cancer survivors. Their family members are encouraged to get flu shots, too. The flu shot is a typ...

 

The color of February is Green

February is Gallbladder and Bile Duct Cancer Awareness Month. It is also National Cancer Prevention Month. Green is the ideal color to remind us about cancer prevention. Our diets should...

 

Fight Cancer this February

Every February, individuals are invited to turn their attention to a very important cause: personal health. The second month of the year is National Cancer Prevention Month and activists...

 

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...

 

CDC explains HPV vaccine

HPV vaccine is important because it protects against cancers caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) (http://www.cdc.gov/hpv/whatishpv.html) infection. HPV is a very common virus; nearly...

 

3 Things Parents Need to Know about Preventing Cancers

In a recent report, NPR discovered that vaccination rates against human papillomavirus have remained far lower than rates for other routine childhood and teen immunizations. The reason: ...

 

Reduce your waistline and cancer risk

More than two dozen studies have shown that women who exercise have a 30 percent to 40 percent lower risk of breast cancer than their sedentary peers. The female hormone estrogen s...

 

'Fit to Fight' Fitness program designed for patients undergoing treatment

If you have been recently diagnosed with cancer or are undergoing treatment, it's important to take special care of yourself. Studies show that one of the best ways to do this is to stay...

 

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...

 

Foods help in the fight against cancer

Some foods help boost your body’s resistance to the Human Papillomavirus (HPV), the leading culprit in cervical cancer. Eating healthy is no doubt essential for good health, but ac...

 

Cervical Cancer Awareness and Screening

Each year, approximately 12,000 women in the U.S. are diagnosed with cervical cancer, even though it is one of the most preventable of cancers. January is Cervical Cancer Awareness...

 

in the KITCHEN

Farro and Bean Soup This is a thick, hearty Tuscan-inspired potage with farro and beans. Red, kidney, pinto or borlotti beans (or a blend) most resemble the beans used in Tuscany...

 

Grief and the most ‘Wonderful’ time of the year

Ready or not, here come the holidays. Under normal circumstances, preparing for the holidays can be stressful.We incorporate shopping, wrapping, cooking, decorating and entertai...

 

In the KITCHEN

Finding time to cook an 'everyday' meal during the holidays can be challenging. Try this quick, easy and healthy dinner idea!

 

The Cancer patients holiday survival guide

The holidays can be the most stressful time of the year. Between shopping for gifts, decorating your home, baking Christmas goodies and entertaining guests, it is hard to find t...

 

Resolve to reduce your risk of cancer in 2016

As we so often do at the start of a new year, everyone is rushing to make resolutions. But in addition to promising to get organized or financially sound, why not focus on what really m...

 

Creative ways to think outside of the (gift) box!

It’s always better to give than to receive. With a little effort, you can fill someone else’s holidays with love and beauty by sharing the most priceless gift of all—your time. After all...

 

‘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,...

 

November is White: Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Did you know that lung cancer is the number one cancer killer? It kills more than breast, colorectal, pancreatic and prostate cancers combined. Did you know that 1 out of 5 people wi...

 

What Causes Pancreatic Cancer?

While it is virtually impossible to tell what caused a specific person to develop pancreatic cancer, there are some important principles of cancer biology that can help us understa...

 

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 ...

 

Detox Purple Smoothies

Looking for a boost to your immune system? Try this Purple Smoothies for a delicious treat that packs plenty of nutrition! Get blending.... Ingredients ½ cup raspberries ½ cu...

 

Talking to your family about cancer during the holidays

Cancer patients often are hesitant to talk to family members and family members about their cancer experience during the holidays.Facing this awkward social situation may help the patien...

 

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.

 

How to perform a BSE

Meet ‘Mammoo’ our divine bovine who reminds women of all ages to to perform a regular self breast exam. Here are her BSE Tips: Check your breasts monthly. Breast cancer is the most co...

 

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...

 

Drink Pink – Here’s to your health!

Strawberry-Rhubarb-Banana Smoothie Blend low-fat yogurt, Strawberry-Rhubarb jam, frozen berries, and bananas to make this simple breakfast smoothie. Yield: Makes 4 cups for the ...

 

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...

 

Lifestyle Choices Best Way To Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

We have all seen the troubling statistics that report one in eight women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime.But what is it that causes one woman to develop breast cancer and ...

 

Making sense of complementary and alternative methods

Complementary and alternative are terms used to describe many kinds of products, practices, and systems that are not part of mainstream medicine. You may hear them used to refer to metho...

 

The eyes have it

The eyes can reveal joy and sadness; they can reveal pain and sorrow. They are who we are. Amazingly they can reveal much more. “The eyes are a window of what’s occurring within the body...

 

Music to your ears

Whether it’s a jazzy number by Miles Davis or a calming Beethoven Sonata, the humming of a tune on your way to work, or the strumming of a guitar, music is often an escape igniting emoti...

 

Taste the tea

It has inspired composers, writers and revolutionaries. It was a staple of trade in the 17th century and was originally available only to the elite and well to do. Its history is ancient...

 

Reach out and touch

A frenetic and busy life often leaves its mark upon the body that carries out the everyday hustle and bustle. Muscles, tendons and body chemistry endure so much of the wear, the worry an...

 

Put your best foot forward

Reflexology is the application of appropriate pressure to specific points and areas on the feet, hands, or ears. Reflexologists believe that these areas and reflex points correspond to d...

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