Protect Your Fun in the Sun

According to the American Cancer Society, nearly 850 Nevadans will be diagnosed with melanoma of the skin this year—higher than 2018. Amid rising rates of skin cancer and melanoma occurrences nationwide, awareness remains a powerful tool in mitigating the chance of a prospective skin-related diagnosis.

Comprehensive Cancer Centers is proud to offer free sunscreen to residents and visitors throughout Southern Nevada. We are committed to establishing sunscreen partnerships that aim to preserve the health and well-being of the Las Vegas community by using a proactive approach to preventing unnecessary skin conditions.

Comprehensive has established sunscreen partnerships with the following: Wet‘n’Wild Las Vegas, Las Vegas Aviators, UNLV Rebel Football, Las Vegas Lights FC, Nevada Cancer Coalition, Las Vegas Springs Preserve, Downtown Summerlin®, Cowabunga Bay and the Cadence master-planned community. The cancer center also provides free sunscreen at many community wide events.

We also partnered with Clark County Parks and Recreation to offer free sunscreen kiosks at 45 facilities including rec centers, senior centers, pools and camp sites.

A complete list of Clark County Parks and Recreation sunscreen kiosk locations can be found below:

Rec and Senior Centers                           

  • Cambridge Rec Center
  • Cora Coleman Senior Center
  • Desert Breeze Community Center
  • Helen Meyer Community Center
  • Hollywood Rec Center
  • Mountain Crest
  • Parkdale Senior Center
  • Parkdale Community Center
  • Paradise Rec Center
  • Pearson Community Center
  • Robert E Price Community Center
  • Walnut Rec Center
  • West Flamingo Senior Center
  • Winchester Cultural Center
  • Whitney Community Center
  • Whitney Senior Center
  • Shooting Complex Shotgun Center
  • Shooting Complex Rifle Pistol
  • Sunset Park Admin. Office
  • Wetlands Park
  • Clark County Museum
  • Summer Safekey Sites (2)

Pools                          

  • Desert Breeze Aquatics
  • Hollywood Aquatics
  • Aquatic Springs

Seasonal Pools (5/2019-8/2019)                  

  • Cambridge Water Park
  • Indian Springs Pool
  • Laughlin Aquatic Center
  • Logandale Pool
  • Overton Pool
  • Parkdale Water Park
  • Paradise Water Park
  • Sunrise Pool
  • Walnut Water Park
  • Whitney Pool

Camp Sites                             

  • Camp Lee /Mt. Charleston

South County                         

  • Spirit Mountain
  • Cal Nev Ari
  • Searchlight Community Center

North County       

  • Moapa Recreation Center
  • Moapa Valley Recreation Center
  • Logandale Recreation Center

Comprehensive also has a partnership with The PENTA Building Group, providing free sunscreen and skin safety tips for construction workers on sites throughout Las Vegas.

Sun Safety Tips:

Below are a few tips to keep in mind when you are enjoying your day in the sun.

  • Use sunscreen with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of 30 or higher regularly.
  • A sunburn is actually a burn. It can permanently damage your skin.
  • Reflected sunlight can burn you, too. Apply sunscreen to areas hit by bouncing rays.
  • Clouds don’t help. They won’t reduce UV rays.
  • Ball caps don’t protect your ears, back of the neck, or side of the face.
  • Don’t forget to apply sunscreen to your feet, lips, hands, and under straps.

Signs and Symptoms of Skin Cancer

Patients who notice any unusual skin changes should consult a physician. Those changes may include firm, pale or yellow scar-like areas, red patches that may be itchy or rough, raised growths or lumps or open sores that don’t heal. When you are examining yourself for abnormalities, just remember ABCDE:

  • Asymmetry: One half of the mole does not match the other half
  • Border irregularity: The edges of the mole are ragged or notched
  • Color: The color of the mole is not the same all over. There may be shades of tan, brown or black and sometimes patches of red, white or blue
  • Diameter: The mole is wider that about ¼ inch
  • Evolution: Change over time

To learn more about skin cancer, click here.