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Skin Cancer

‘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.  

Melanoma Monday Message - It Matters

Submitted by skynet on Mon, 05/04/2020 - 17:08

 

Today is “Melanoma Monday”, a day designed bring awareness to melanoma and remind us of what we can do to keep ourselves healthy. Melanoma is largely preventable and—if caught early—is usually a curable cancer.

Volunteering at community events for the Nevada Cancer Coalition, I've heard a handful of the success stories from people who had their melanoma – the deadliest type of skin cancer—found early and treated successfully.

Don't Fry Day...Reminding You To Wear Sunscreen

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 04/13/2020 - 04:36

Ever heard of Don't Fry Day? For people with fair, easily sunburned skin that's likely every day. But for cancer prevention advocates it's the Friday before Memorial Day each year. It's an annual day to remind people to protect their skin from UV radiation, sunburn, and skin damage that can lead to skin cancer.

 

Skin Doesn't Lie

Submitted by skynet on Fri, 05/03/2019 - 14:22

Guest blogger: UNR Student Dana Getreu

The truth about our moles and why it’s important for yearly skin cancer checks.

Yearly physicals are encouraged for all ages. Some experts would argue they become more important as we get older. Sometimes what is left out of a physical can be a skin cancer screening. What is a skin cancer check, and why is it important?

My First Skin Cancer Screening

Submitted by skynet on Mon, 04/29/2019 - 10:11

Guest blogger: UNR Student Ramsey Pfeffinger

My name is Ramsey Pfeffinger. On Friday, April 26 I got my first skin cancer screening! I’m here to use my experience of receiving this skin check to walk anyone interested through the process. Like many people, I have a slight aversion to medical attention. I know first-hand how scary and cynical of an experience these practices can be.

NCC Donates Sunscreen Dispensers to Northern Nevada Nonprofits

Submitted by skynet on Thu, 05/24/2018 - 11:54

Three northern Nevada nonprofits received free automatic sunscreen dispensers and a supply of sunscreen through a community donation program launched by Nevada Cancer Coalition (NCC). The organizations selected through an application process include Community Health Alliance Record Street Health Center for the Homeless, Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation (TMPF), and Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation.

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