It was the worst of circumstances. A not-quite 28-year-old woman - newly relocated, unemployed, and uninsured - feels a small lump on her left breast.
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RENO, Nev. (Sept. 17, 2019) – Nine individuals and three organizations received awards recognizing their passion and leadership in cancer control on Monday, Sept. 16 at the Nevada Cancer Control Summit Awards Luncheon. Awardees included nurses, physicians, a state senator, and more.
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?
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.
Profiles of Courage: Debbie Anderson's Breast Cancer Survivor Story
My name is Debbie Anderson, some may know me as an employee of Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital, Others recognize me from church, a few may even know me from different events around Elko County, but for the most part this is the first time most people in Nevada will get to know me for I am no one special. I am just an ordinary person who lives an ordinary life.
Guest Blogger: UNR Medical Student II, Anita Savell
Nine individuals and two organizations received awards recognizing their passion and leadership in cancer control on Monday, Sept. 17 at the Nevada Cancer Control Summit Awards Luncheon. Awardees included nurses, physicians, a state assemblywoman, and more.
Prepping for colonoscopy is dreaded by many, and for some is a barrier to screening. However, once the bowel prep is complete the procedure is relatively simple for those undergoing the exam. And, gastroenterologists stress that good bowel prep is essential so that they can clearly see any abnormalities in the colon during the exam.
In May 2018 American Cancer Society released an updated guideline for colorectal cancer screening. The new recommendation says regular screening should start at age 45 for individuals at average risk for developing colon cancer. Current guidelines from the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say regular screening should start at age 50 for those at average risk.
We have scholarships!
This year the Nevada Cancer Control Summit has a limited number of scholarship opportunities for both students and cancer registry professionals who wish to attend the Summit but may not otherwise be able to attend due to cost. This exciting opportunity has been made possible through support from the Heath Foundation, which supports cancer research and advocacy, and the Nevada Central Cancer Registry.