History of The American Cancer Society Las Vegas

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The American Cancer Society Las Vegas is a national voluntary health organization dedicated to finding a cure for cancer. It was founded in the early 1900s at a time when it was not considered suitable to use the word ‘cancer’ in public due to fear. In the early 20th century, over 75,000 people died per year from cancer.

The goal of the American Cancer Society Las Vegas is to build awareness and fund research. The American Cancer Society created their own journal to educate doctors and nurses on the illness. In the 30s, the ‘war on cancer’ began and people involved in cancer control grew exponentially. An American Cancer Society group, The Women’s Field Army, are credited of being the main reason for the spread of cancer awareness.

The sword and serpent symbol of the American Cancer Society Las Vegas represents the scientific and medical focus of the group with the serpents where the blade represents the ‘crusading spirit.’

NVSCC: Cancer Center Las Vegas

Nevada Surgery and Cancer Care is Las Vegas cancer center that is dedicated to the treatment of cancer. We specialize in gynecological cancers and minimally-invasive robotic surgical treatments of endometriosis, fibroids, other complex gynecologic conditions as well as colon and rectal health. NVSCC proudly leads the region in gynecologic robotic surgery, helping patients recover quickly and get back to daily life. Our oncologists treat each individual patient’s needs with specialized care and compassion while educating patients throughout treatment to ensure understanding and peace-of-mind. Please visit our website for more information at nvscc.com or call us at 702-739-6467.


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