Many people who receive a cancer diagnosis report feeling very alone, especially at the beginning of their journey. While it’s a natural reaction, we at Sierra Nevada Cancer Center want to highlight the very large community of support in northern Nevada and Lake Tahoe, because with support comes strength.
Support Beyond Friends, Family & SNCC
Family, friends and your oncology team are among...
Victoria Allan of Fallon, Nevada is a medical surgical nurse who loves caring for others. But a few years ago, she wasn’t doing a very good job of taking care of #1. She knew something was wrong with her body, and she was pretty sure it was breast cancer. “I was in denial for about a year,” said the now 71 year old. “I knew what I had was serious. It was a little painful but I handle pain well...
In the early ‘90s, Richard Erickson received news no one ever expects to hear: “You have cancer.” What’s worse, his type (follicular cancer) was incurable. “I was told back then that my cancer was 100 percent fatal within 10 years,” the now 69-year-old said. “I said, ‘Is it 100 percent or 99 percent? I volunteer to be in the 1 percent.’”
That was 25 years ago.
Follicular Cancer’s Idiosyncrasy...
The week of August 7-13, 2016, is National Health Center Week. This thirty-something-year-old event celebrates quality, reasonably priced and accessible healthcare throughout our nation’s communities, big and small. This year’s theme is Celebrating America’s Health Centers: Innovators In Community Health—one we wholeheartedly stand behind.
Bringing Quality Cancer Care to Northern Nevada and Tahoe...
July 11 is World Population Day, a day designated by the United Nations to focus on urgent and important population issues. This year's theme is 'Investing in teenage girls.' The theme recognizes that the health and well-being of young girls has a profound impact – not only on their lives, but on that of their families, their communities and the greater world.
Here in Nevada, there is a simple,...
Diana Freeman, a two-time patient at Sierra Nevada Cancer Center, may have stage IV metastatic breast cancer, but she wakes up happy every morning. “I’ve been undergoing treatment for just short of a year and I do feel better now than when I did when I was initially diagnosed,” said the 58-year-old South Lake Tahoe resident. “I lost my hair shortly after starting the treatment but it did come...
For cancer survivors and patients, recovering from treatment can be both difficult and extremely empowering. One of the most challenging parts of cancer recovery is learning to do things on your own again. In the spirit of the Fourth of July holiday, we’re breaking down ways to regain your independence after cancer treatment. Get ready to start anew, survivors. We’ve got some helpful tips for you...
June 24 is National “Swim a Lap Day” and we’re making a splash about it. We love any excuse to get out and get active in the name of finding our healthiest, happiest self, and swimming is a great way to do just that. Today we’re breaking down the top six health benefits of swimming. Get those swim caps on and let’s dive in.
1. Dual Strength & Cardio Training
We love water workouts for so...
Sierra Nevada Cancer Center is looking for a full-time Registered Nurse.
Join our amazing team; please fax your resume to office manager Kristina Benavidez, at 775-883-0877.
In honor of National Men’s Health Week, we challenge men of all ages to do better in taking charge of their health. Why? Because men aren’t as diligent about managing their healthcare as women are. These statistics from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality are alarming:
Males are 24 percent less likely to have been seen by a healthcare professional within a year
Males are 32 percent...