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Learn the 5 S’s to Be Sun Smart This Summer

Submitted by admin on Tue, 05/01/2018 - 16:22

It’s once again Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month, recognized May 1 – 31 each year. Bookended by Melanoma Monday, this year May 7, and Don’t Fry Day, the Friday before Memorial Day on May 25, the month encourages sun safe behaviors and skin cancer prevention.

Skin cancer is now the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the U.S. with more annual diagnoses than breast, prostate, lung, and colon cancers combined. Cases of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, are also on the rise. This year in Nevada it’s estimated 790 people will be diagnosed with melanoma.

New Transportation Options Available to Northern Nevada Patients

Submitted by admin on Tue, 04/10/2018 - 10:25

Transportation to and from cancer treatments can be a challenge, and for some, getting to treatment can be one of the biggest roadblocks to cancer care. Thanks to a grant from the William N. Pennington Foundation the American Cancer Society in northern Nevada has recently expanded its transportation program to help more cancer patients get to vital treatment appointments.

Sun Smart Schools Vies for 'A Community Thrives' Grant

Submitted by admin on Mon, 03/19/2018 - 11:53

We've thrown our wide-brimmed hat into the ring for the Gannett Foundation's 'A Community Thrives' program for a chance to win a $25,000 fan favorite grant. The program will also award up to $500,000 in additional grants to eligible organizations. NCC has chosen Sun Smart Schools as our featured program for the funding opportunity, working to secure funding to expand the program into the Elko County schools. 

Empowerment in Survivorship Through Self-Love

Submitted by admin on Wed, 01/24/2018 - 12:20

Ashley L. doesn’t consider herself to be a survivor.

“I just shoved it away and disassociated from the entire experience,” she says of the CIN 3 diagnosis she received while in her fourth year at the University of Nevada, Reno. “I didn’t accept that I had cancer until the last two years, but I choose to honor the experience now.”

Sun Smart Schools Wraps a Successful 2017

Submitted by admin on Tue, 12/19/2017 - 11:45

Sun Smart Schools, NCC's signature skin cancer prevention program for Nevada's students, kicked off its second year of programming in the 2016-17 school year by expanding from seven pilot schools to 22 participating schools. Students in pre-K through 12th grade in public, private, and parochial schools all participated in the program with the support of teachers, nurses, and school and district administration. 

Some of the past year's successes include:

From the RGJ: 'Get Your Affairs in Order. Make a Bucket List.'

Submitted by admin on Mon, 12/11/2017 - 14:33

This is an excerpt from Reno Gazette-Journal published in May 2017. To read the full story, click the link at the end. 

The boy approached Madeline Reese in the hallway at McQueen High School. He was sorry to read her mom’s latest post on Facebook.

“I don’t even know who you are,” thought Madeline, the oldest child of Emily Fay Reese.

But Madeline, 17, her sister Kate, 15, and her brother, Thomas 14, are used to it.

Individuals, Organizations Recognized in Annual Nevada Cancer Coalition Summit Awards

Submitted by admin on Wed, 11/08/2017 - 11:07

Seven individuals and two organizations received awards recognizing their passion and leadership in cancer control on Monday, Nov. 6 at the Nevada Cancer Control Summit Awards Luncheon. Awardees included an oncology nurse, a breast surgeon, a cancer advocate, and more.

New Collaboration Benefits Breast Cancer Survivors

Submitted by admin on Tue, 10/17/2017 - 11:31

As a coalition, we love a good story about collaboration and partnership. When we heard that two of our partners were working together on a unique project, funded by a third partner, we knew we had to share it with you. The three-partner project works to increase follow-up and surveillance care for breast cancer survivors transitioning to a primary care setting.

Carson Tahoe Breast Center Participates in International Clinical Trial

Submitted by admin on Mon, 10/16/2017 - 15:23

Carson Tahoe Breast Center was recently selected as the only provider in Nevada, and one of only 131 worldwide, to participate in the prestigious Tomosynthesis Mammographic Imaging Screening Trial (TMIST). Led by Dr. Kinsey Pillsbury, Medical Director at Carson Tahoe Breast Center, this innovative program will offer new advancements, opportunities, and expertise in the early detection of breast cancer. Since opening the comprehensive Breast Center in August 2016, over 10,000 women have accessed the facility for preventive and diagnostic care.

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