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 provider of Integrated Cancer Care services that strongly believes in fighting for patients like an army and caring for them like a family. Operating as one dream team in the crusade against cancer, the company employs or is affiliated with nearly 1,000 physicians globally to deliver the most advanced, integrated, and compassionate cancer care in personal and convenient settings. Headquartered in Fort Myers, FL, 21st Century Oncology operates 165 treatment centers, including 129 centers located in 15 U.S. states. In addition, the company operates 36 centers located in eight countries in Latin America. For more information, please visit https://www.21co.com/.