LAS VEGAS – June 13, 2018 – Summer means fun time outdoors to enjoy the warm weather, but too much sun exposure can lead to skin cancer. To combat the likelihood of this disease, 21st Century Oncology is giving out over 6,000 free bottles of sunscreen at public pools in the Las Vegas area.
More people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year in the U.S. than all other cancers combined. According to The Skin Cancer Foundation, 3.5 million cases of skin cancer are diagnosed each year across the country.
Board Certified Radiation Oncologist Susan Reisinger, M.D. with 21st Century Oncology says that if melanoma is diagnosed and treated early, it can be curable, but the best form of action is to prevent the disease in the first place.
“Take care to avoid exposure to harsh UV rays, wear protective clothing and properly apply sunscreen,” says Dr. Reisinger. “Protecting your skin is increasingly important during these summer months because you will likely be spending more time in direct sunlight.”
The sunscreen will be given out at the following public pools throughout the community:
Henderson Multigenerational Center
250 S Green Valley Pkwy., Henderson, NV 89012
Veterans Memorial Center
101 S Pavilion Center Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89144
7025 S Fort Apache Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89148
Silver Mesa Recreation Center
4025 Allen Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89032
Durango Hills Community Center
3521 N Durango Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89129
Patrons may receive their free bottle at check in at any of these locations during regular pool hours. Sunscreen will be handed out on a first-come, first-serve basis while supplies last.
For more information about our services, visit www.21co.com or call (702) 243-3340.
About 21st Century Oncology:
21st Century Oncology is the largest global, physician led provider of Integrated Cancer Care services. The company offers a comprehensive range of cancer treatment services, focused on delivering academic quality, cost-effective patient care in personal and convenient settings. As of March 31, 2018, the Company operated 172 treatment centers, including 136 centers located in 17 U.S. states and 36 centers located in seven countries in Latin America.