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‘A Wake-Up Call’: Chloe Koast Says She’ll Always Regret Indoor Tanning

Submitted by NCC Admin on Fri, 05/21/2021 - 11:09

The statistics are sobering. The Skin Cancer Foundation estimates the risk of developing life-threatening melanoma increases 75% from just one indoor tanning session before the age of 35. Indoor tanning can also lead to non-melanoma skin cancers, including basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas, and cataracts and cancers of the eye.

But aside from the statistics, the emotional and personal consequences of indoor tanning can be downright scary.

It’s not ‘just skin cancer,’ and other tips to stay Sun Smart

Submitted by NCC Admin on Tue, 05/11/2021 - 10:40

By Kristen Hackbarth, Communications Director

Have you ever had someone tell you they had a little something removed from their skin saying, “It’s no big deal, just a little skin cancer,” and continue on as if it’s really no big deal? It was a little shocking the first time I’d heard it from someone. After all, it’s cancer and skin is the largest organ of the body. That seems pretty serious.

In fact, it is.  

It Takes Guts to Talk About Colon Cancer

Submitted by skynet on Thu, 03/04/2021 - 11:46

By Steven Fine, Nevada Cancer Coalition

We all have a certain comfort level when it comes to talking about our health. On the surface, we usually have no problem discussing our aches and pains with friends. But when it comes to some of those deeper health issues, we tend to close up and keep our concerns close to the chest. Nevertheless, there are some things that should be talked about in certain circles, no matter how uneasy it might feel. And since this month is Colon Cancer Awareness Month, it makes sense to begin here.

Colorectal Cancer Committee Survey Request

Submitted by skynet on Mon, 08/10/2020 - 11:36

Partners working in colorectal cancer (CRC) across Nevada continue to be challenged with low rates of screening and high incidence of late-stage diagnosis. The American Cancer Society is estimating Nevada will see 1,480 new cases of CRC and almost 600 deaths this year alone. While progress was made in increasing screening uptake by promoting “choice” in screening options, we still have a long way to go. Further complicating the issue for our uninsured and underserved, Nevada will no longer be receiving federal funding for CRC screening and diagnostics.

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