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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And that’s a wrap! This year’s legislative session was packed with activity, much of it at the last minute.
One such bill, an exciting development for NCC, was SB 460 put together by the Senate Finance Committee that Assembly Ways and Means Chair Maggie Carlton shared was considered the “add back” bill. It provides funding from the state’s general fund to “reinstate” funding that was previously cut due to a large projected pandemic-related budget deficit.
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 Christine Thompson, NCC Cancer Prevention Programs Manager
There’s a lot to be said for following your gut instinct, especially when it comes to your health.
Last month NCC launched ThriveNV.org, our companion site that focuses on caring, connection, and collaboration for Nevadans in need of cancer support and resources. It’s designed with survivors, thrivers, and caregivers in mind, but it’s for any Nevadan who’s looking to improve the lives of those affected by cancer.
ThriveNV.org combines a number of great resources all in one place.
Dilworth Middle School Athletic Director Kelly Mitchell is a sun safety warrior. This melanoma, basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma survivor jumped to say "Yes!" last August to Sun Smart Schools' offer of free sunscreen dispensers and a one-year supply of sunscreen.