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Two Doses Now Recommended for HPV Vaccination

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 01/05/2017 - 05:49

This post originally appeared as a guest post on the Immunize Nevada blog.

Preventing cancer just got a little easier. That’s a big deal. The official news at the end of 2016 was a change to the recommendation for HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccination, reducing the recommended number of doses from three to just two for girls and boys who initiate the series at ages 9 through 14 years.

Celebrating a Tremendous Year!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 12/27/2016 - 13:28

As we look back on 2016 please join us in celebrating the impact Nevada Cancer Coalition had on improving quality of life for all Nevadans. It was a tremendous year for us all, and we are grateful to NCC’s members, stakeholders, partners, volunteers, and funders for making this possible!

Click here to download the PDF.

Here's a look, by the numbers, of just a few of our accomplishments:

Our Three Holiday Wishes

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 12/20/2016 - 08:27

At NCC we believe in the possibilities of preventing cancer for future generations. We believe in the power of collaboration and partnership, the integrity of science and research, and the essential right for quality in every life. Together we can improve lives and change the course of cancer for current and future generations of Nevadans.

Tips For You to Flight Flu

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 10/25/2016 - 12:18

The flu affects up to 60 million people every year, causing mild to severe illness, and at times leading to death. As of this posting (Oct. 20, 2016) two people in Nevada have died from the flu. What do you need to know as a cancer advocate, caregiver, patient, or healthcare professional? Here are the basics to help you fight flu:

What is influenza or the flu?

Gardnerville Elementary Assembly Kicks Off Sun Smart Schools for Douglas County

Submitted by admin on Fri, 10/21/2016 - 02:33

The Douglas County School District (DCSD) and the Nevada Cancer Coalition (NCC) kick off Sun Smart Schools district-wide with an assembly at Gardnerville Elementary School Thursday, Oct. 20 at 2:15 p.m. Sun Smart Schools is a sun safety education program of NCC that includes nationally-recognized, standards-based curriculum, policy initiatives, and sunscreen. 


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