I remember being a teenager in Reno — just driving age — and my mom would ask me to pick her up from a local casino. She had spent a few hours there playing her favorite video poker machines. And when she got in the car, she always smelled like a lit cigarette.
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As someone who holds a master’s in Kinesiology, was a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), and is a current certified Cancer Exercise Specialist (CES) through the Cancer Exercise Training Institute, I would like to discuss the importance of cancer survivors meeting with a trained expert in cancer exercise.
A virtual learning opportunity presented by Nevada Cancer Coalition to address Nevada's low cancer screening rates and decrease the number of late-stage diagnoses.
Join us August 17 - September 2, 2020
Following the completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
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.
During the recent pandemic, most Americans have skipped or postponed important medical care. Now that social distancing measures have successfully flattened the curve, it is time to start giving your health the attention that it deserves. We must address non-COVID-19 health problems before we start seeing the negative impact of delayed care on the health of our community. For important screening exams such as mammograms, we know that early detection and treatment saves lives.
Gyms are beginning to open up across Nevada and many people are anxious to get back to their exercise routines. Cancer survivors are included in this group, as they should be, with exercise being a great way to improve your immune system and reduce the risk of cancer reoccurrence. However, even the cleanest gyms are a breeding ground for germs.
Today is “Melanoma Monday”, a day designed bring awareness to melanoma and remind us of what we can do to keep ourselves healthy. Melanoma is largely preventable and—if caught early—is usually a curable cancer.
Volunteering at community events for the Nevada Cancer Coalition, I've heard a handful of the success stories from people who had their melanoma – the deadliest type of skin cancer—found early and treated successfully.
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.
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.