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Report: Nevada Gov't Could Do More to Stop Cancer

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The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network issued its annual report card on what state governments are doing to combat cancer. It found Nevada could be doing more.

In the annual "How do you Measure Up?" report, the Silver State got negative marks for not doing enough to stop tobacco use and secondhand smoke.

It also found Nevada is behind the curve in dealing with pain management and providing funding for breast and cervical cancer screenings. "As it is now our breast screening process for women who do not have coverage, otherwise, it's stopped already for this year- they've run out of money. And that's because they're not providing any state funding," says Tom McCoy.

However, Nevada gets positive scores for passing a law banning tanning by teenagers, and another for expanding Medicaid.

The report also praised a bill passed by the 2013 legislature to give equal treatment to the costs of intravenous chemotherapy and oral cancer drugs.

You can read the entire report, click here.

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