CANCER PREVENTION

Firefighters and Cancer

  • Two in every three male firefighters will contract cancer.

  • One in every three female firefighters will contract cancer.

  • One in every seventy in Southern Arizona will contract melanoma skin cancer.

  • Most Common Cancers and Causes

 

Cancer Screening Performed at your annual physical includes:

Prostate           Liver

Skin                Throat/ Lung

Leukemia

 



 DermSpectra™ Total Body Digital Skin Imaging System, a solution enabling physicians to monitor critical skin changes (skin cancers, eczema, lesions, psoriasis, and rashes) over time.  This service is available, free of charge, to all Tucson area firefighters at their annual physicals at WellAmerica.  A big thank you to the Greater Tucson Fire Foundation and the Pima County Fire Chiefs Association for their amazing generosity of donating more than $11,000.00 each towards the down payment of the DermSpectra.  The total cost of the DermSpectra system is $115,000.00 and the Greater Tucson Foundation is still looking for donations to help pay for it. If you would like to donate, please click on the following link:  https://tucsonfirefoundation.org/ .

DermSpectra™ Total Body Digital Skin Imaging System, a solution enabling physicians to monitor critical skin changes (skin cancers, eczema, lesions, psoriasis, and rashes) over time.

This service is available, free of charge, to all Tucson area firefighters at their annual physicals at WellAmerica.

A big thank you to the Greater Tucson Fire Foundation and the Pima County Fire Chiefs Association for their amazing generosity of donating more than $11,000.00 each towards the down payment of the DermSpectra.

The total cost of the DermSpectra system is $115,000.00 and the Greater Tucson Foundation is still looking for donations to help pay for it. If you would like to donate, please click on the following link: https://tucsonfirefoundation.org/.


Helpful Organizations

Firefighter Cancer Support Network Arizona Chapter
7090 N. Oracle Rd. 178-155
Tucson, AZ 85704-4383
Direct: 520-490-1772
Toll free: 866-994-FCSN
www.firefightercancersupport.org