Guys, it’s been a while, hasn’t it? Aside from COVID-19 testing and vaccination, when was the last time you went to the doctor to check in on your general health? If it’s been more than a year, it’s time to make an appointment.
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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.
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.
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.
Colon Cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in both men and women and rank among the top 10 causes of cancer incidence in Nevada. Additionally, colorectal cancers have higher rates of a late-stage di
NCC is updating the Screening Location Map and we need your help.
If you would like to include your BREAST or LUNG screening facility on our statewide map, please take 2 minutes to provide your organization’s information on this simple form.
Kick-off meeting February 23
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
- NCC is re-launching the Breast Cancer Collaborative in southern Nevada, originally formed in 2013, to continue working with partners on increasing breast cancer screening rates and eliminating barriers for women.
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Gentlemen, let’s have a talk. Ladies, you can listen in too since we’re all in this together, really.
November is National Healthy Skin Month. This awareness effort stresses how to check your skin periodically to detect signs of skin cancer among other things. But let’s go a little deeper, shall we?
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.