Growing up and playing soccer in the hot Texas sun, my parents always encouraged practicing sun safety. In high school my sport of choice changed to ice hockey, which allowed a lax in sun protection during exercise. Toward the end of my undergraduate degree I began participating in sprint triathlons. These triathlons were short enough that reverting back to the sun safety basics were enough to avoid sun burns. However, in 2017 I decided (for some unknown reason) to undertake completing a full Ironman distance triathlon the following year.
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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.
University of Nevada's Sanford Center for Aging has just launched their FREE Thriving & Surviving Workshops
What you need to know nowBy: Steven Fine NCC Communications Director
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.
By: Cari Herington, NCC Executive Director
Working my way towards that big 5-0 birthday in 2018, I knew darn well that a colonoscopy was in my future. I had been diligent about mammograms, so why not a colonoscopy? Most of us don't talk about our colons as readily as we might about other body parts...and we tend to make lots of silly excuses to avoid this particular type of cancer screening, even though we know it is really important.
Guest Blogger: Ashley Hamstengel
Who wants to breathe secondhand smoke while they are eating dinner? I bet most people would say, “not me.”
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.
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?