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It Takes Guts to Talk About Colon Cancer

Submitted by skynet on Thu, 03/04/2021 - 11:46

By Steven Fine, Nevada Cancer Coalition

We all have a certain comfort level when it comes to talking about our health. On the surface, we usually have no problem discussing our aches and pains with friends. But when it comes to some of those deeper health issues, we tend to close up and keep our concerns close to the chest. Nevertheless, there are some things that should be talked about in certain circles, no matter how uneasy it might feel. And since this month is Colon Cancer Awareness Month, it makes sense to begin here.

Colorectal Cancer Committee Survey Request

Submitted by skynet on Mon, 08/10/2020 - 11:36

Partners working in colorectal cancer (CRC) across Nevada continue to be challenged with low rates of screening and high incidence of late-stage diagnosis. The American Cancer Society is estimating Nevada will see 1,480 new cases of CRC and almost 600 deaths this year alone. While progress was made in increasing screening uptake by promoting “choice” in screening options, we still have a long way to go. Further complicating the issue for our uninsured and underserved, Nevada will no longer be receiving federal funding for CRC screening and diagnostics.

Paint Nevada Pink images to share on social media

Submitted by skynet on Fri, 07/17/2020 - 12:26

 

When it comes to Paint Nevada Pink, SHARING is the name of the game! 

We feel the best way to tell the world about the importance of breast cancer screening isn't throwing up ads on social media (we're a non-profit for goodness sakes!). The strongest message comes from you! Your friends trust you. They believe in your values. And they’re far more likely to engage in your social posts than anything we’d ever post.

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