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Nevadans Challenged to Get Screened for Colon Cancer

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 02/25/2015 - 14:34

With March’s Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month fast approaching, health professionals throughout the state are challenging Nevadans to get screened for colon cancer. The disease is the second leading cause of cancer death for men and women in Nevada and nationwide, but with proper screening and early detection the risk of dying from colon cancer can be reduced by up to 70 percent.

 

Webinar: Improving Colon Cancer Screening Rates - Offering Patients a Choice

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 02/04/2015 - 13:44

Nevada Cancer Coalition, in conjunction with Nevada Colon Cancer Partnership, is pleased to host this training via toll-free web-conference. This program is eligible for one free CME/CEU credit. Attendees wishing to obtain a CME/CEU credit must complete a post-test evaluation.

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How Do You Measure Up 2014 - A Look at Nevada's Cancer Policies

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:41

Last week the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network released the 2014 version of their annual “How Do You Measure Up?,” (HDYMU) a progress report on state legislative activity to reduce cancer incidence and mortality. Since Nevada’s lawmakers only meet every other year, Nevada hasn’t seen much progress from the 2013 report to now. However, we think it’s great to take a look at what has changed with the rollout of the insurance provisions of the Affordable Care Act as well as how Nevada now stacks up against other states.

 

Getting the Coverage You Deserve: A Toolkit for Women and Preventative Care

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 05/15/2014 - 12:04

The Affordable Care Act has not only expanded healthcare coverage to millions of people who previously lacked insurance, but has taken a step to improve health outcomes by making preventive health services more accessible and affordable. All healthcare marketplace plans and many other healthcare plans, including non-grandfathered private insurance plans, must cover a list of preventive services (also known as the Essential Health Benefits) without charging a co-payment, co-insurance, or other cost-sharing, regardless if the yearly deductible has been met.

Prevention, Early Detection Key to Reducing Colon Cancer

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 02/27/2014 - 10:19

“We cannot treat our way out of the cancer problem…More commitment to prevention and early detection is desperately needed in order to complement improved treatments and address the alarming rise in cancer burden globally.” – Dr. Christopher Wild, Director of International Agency for Research on Cancer

Screening Success: Community Health Alliance

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 02/18/2014 - 13:23

With Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month just days away (March 1 - 31) NCC, in collaboration with Nevada Colon Cancer Partnership, has been working on a statewide campaign to increase colon cancer screening.  The project is modeled on a 2013 project NCC piloted with Community Health Alliance in their clinics. In just a few months they saw a 300% increase in colon cancer screening among their patients. Read more about their success in this pilot project whitepaper.

World Cancer Day: Let's Debunk Some Myths!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 02/04/2014 - 05:53

If you caught the collaborative ad from Chevrolet and the American Cancer Society during Sunday’s SuperBowl then you may already know that today is World Cancer Day. So what does this mean? No, there won’t be a walk. And we won’t be pinning on colored ribbons. What we will be doing is raising our collective voices in the name of improving general knowledge around cancer and dismissing misconceptions about the disease.

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