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Two Doses Now Recommended for HPV Vaccination

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 01/05/2017 - 05:49

This post originally appeared as a guest post on the Immunize Nevada blog.

Preventing cancer just got a little easier. That’s a big deal. The official news at the end of 2016 was a change to the recommendation for HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccination, reducing the recommended number of doses from three to just two for girls and boys who initiate the series at ages 9 through 14 years.

Tips For You to Flight Flu

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 10/25/2016 - 12:18

The flu affects up to 60 million people every year, causing mild to severe illness, and at times leading to death. As of this posting (Oct. 20, 2016) two people in Nevada have died from the flu. What do you need to know as a cancer advocate, caregiver, patient, or healthcare professional? Here are the basics to help you fight flu:

What is influenza or the flu?

Sun Smart Schools Kicks Off in Douglas County

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 10/19/2016 - 05:27

The Douglas County School District (DCSD) and the Nevada Cancer Coalition (NCC) kick off Sun Smart Schools district-wide with an assembly at Gardnerville Elementary School Thursday, Oct. 20 at 2:15 p.m. Sun Smart Schools is a sun safety education program of NCC that includes nationally-recognized, standards-based curriculum, policy initiatives, and sunscreen. The Sun Smart Schools kick-off assembly will include a short sun safety education program for students.

Prepping for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 09/06/2016 - 05:55

We all know it’s coming…the onslaught of pink for October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  As the #2 cancer killer among women, just behind lung cancer and edging out colorectal cancer, it’s an area with a lot of resources and information available. If you’re prepping ahead for October, here are some updates for you:

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Summit Speaker Series: Louanne Currence, RHIT, CTR

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 08/17/2016 - 07:58

The 2016 Nevada Cancer Control Summit brings together expert speakers from throughout the region to discuss the latest topics in cancer control. In the months leading up to this year’s Summit, scheduled for September 15 at Springs Preserve in Las Vegas, join us to learn more about our roster of speakers.

Summit Speaker Series: Colin Correnti, PhD

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 08/02/2016 - 07:39

The 2016 Nevada Cancer Control Summit brings together expert speakers from throughout the region to discuss the latest topics in cancer control. In the months leading up to this year’s Summit, scheduled for September 15 at Springs Preserve in Las Vegas, join us to learn more about our roster of speakers. In a matter of ten years surgeons will look back and say, “I can’t believe we used to remove tumor by using our eyes and our fingers and our thumbs.”  - Dr.

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