May is Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month
One in five people will be diagnosed with skin cancer in their lifetime. New Hampshire is one of the few states with a melanoma incidence rate higher than the national average. Men over 50 in New Hampshire are at an increased risk for developing melanoma, a dangerous form of skin cancer, according to the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services.
Skin cancer is one of the most preventable forms of cancer, with many of the cases being linked to overexposure to ultraviolet sunlight and indoor tanning equipment. Screening can find cancers early when treatment may be more effective. Educating teens and young adults about this risk has been a top priority for NH CCC. The Melanoma Foundation of New England and others partner with NH CCC to provide community based programs that increase teens’ awareness about the dangers of UV exposure from the sun and indoor tanning.
NH CCC works collaboratively with partners to share resources and implement strategies that address skin and other cancers in New Hampshire. Learn more about NH CCC strategies to reduce cancer statewide in the New Hampshire Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan.
Featured Partner: Andy Morse
Andy Morse is the Director of Communications at Concord Regional VNA. He has been a NH Comprehensive Cancer Collaboration (NH CCC) Board Member for nearly four years and has been on the Communications Committee since 2010.
“I enjoy being and working with other health professionals on the Board and the Communications Committee,” he said. “Our Board, task force, and committee members have tremendous talent and expertise and are extremely committed to achieving the goals and objectives of the cancer plan.”
As the Director of Communications at Concord Regional VNA, Andy develops and implements external and internal communications such as website messaging, e-mail marketing, social media, and print, radio, digital, and television advertising to help promote the agency’s community services and programs. He also manages the agency’s media relations efforts. Additionally, Andy identifies, prepares, and submits grant proposals to funding sources that align with the organization’s programs and services.
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Feds Say That In Screening Colonoscopies, Anesthesia Comes With No Charge, Kaiser Health News 5/15/15
Skin Cancer Epidemic, Fosters.com, 5/15/15
Tanning is bad for teenagers, The Cabinet, 5/14/15
Screening Rates Stalled For Common Cancers, NHPR, 5/7/15
NH has 3rd highest incidence of melanoma, NH Union Leader, 4/29/15
What to expect at a SPOTme skin cancer screening, NH Union Leader, 4/29/15
Why New England Is Such a Hotbed for Skin Cancer, Boston.com, 4/28/15
It's too soon to look at e-cigarettes as a positive step, Sentinel Source, 4/24/15
Ethnicity complicates patient-doctor discussion of death, Washington Post, 4/22/15
Officials Weigh Options To Hold Down Medicare Costs For Hospice, Kaiser Health News, 4/23/15
Study: N.H. Makes Gains In Treating Prostate Cancer, NHPR, 4/21/15
Use Of E-Cigarettes Triples Among U.S. Teens, NHPR 4/16/15
My Turn: E-cigarettes pose threat to New Hampshire’s young lungs, Concord Monitor, 4/15/15