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.
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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.
In 2013 Nevada was the fourth state in the nation to prohibit minors under 18 from using indoor tanning devices. NRS 597 outlines the law's key requirements, which include posting both notices and warnings about the risks of indoor tanning, requiring customers to sign a form acknowledging the risks of indoor tanning, and as mentioned, prohibiting minors from using the devices. It was a victory for NCC and other cancer control partners and numerous legislative sessions working to pass the law.
From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
Have you ever been reading a report on cancer or looked for cancer data and when you got to Nevada you found that there was footnote, “Data not available”? Usually this is joined by, “Rates are not shown if the state did not meet USCS publication criteria or if the state did not submit data to the CDC.”
Yes, there is a link between HIV/AIDS and cancer.
Isn’t that the way with chronic diseases? They hit you when you’re down.