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Making Strides Against Breast Cancer returns Oct. 24

The American Cancer Society’s annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer returns Oct. 24 at Red Rock Resort. This year marks the event’s 22nd year in Nevada and serves as the culmination of October Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Rose Regatta Dragon Boat Festival to return in 2022

Although the Rose Regatta Dragon Boat Festival won’t return to its full, in-person festivities until 2022, the Las Vegas Dragon Boat Club will host its annual Flowers on the Water Ceremony on Saturday starting at 11 a.m.

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Paint Nevada Pink shows its colors

In partnership with Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada, Susan G. Komen Nevada, Optum Care and many other generous sponsors throughout the state, Nevada Cancer Coalition aims to Paint Nevada Pink as part of a campaign to encourage yearly mammograms.

Missed mammogram turns into cancer diagnosis

COVID-19 altered the plans for Deborah Klink, and she missed her annual mammogram in 2020. Fortunately, her breast cancer diagnosis was still caught early enough even though her mammogram was delayed.

Company says experimental pill cuts worst effects of COVID-19

Merck said it will soon ask health officials to authorize the pill’s use. A decision from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration could come within weeks after that.