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...
The cost of rural living
Many Nevadans choose to live in the wide open spaces and serenity of rural towns and communities over urban cities. But that choice can come at a price, namely, giving up easy access to many of life’s conveniences – like the library and jumbo box stores – and its necessities – like quality healthcare.
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has noted a significant disparity...
As of January 2014, more than 108,000 Nevadans fought the good fight, stayed strong, and kicked cancer’s butt. To say that’s a huge accomplishment is a gross understatement.
But now what?
Many cancer survivors struggle to get back to life before cancer, or seek a new normal. As National Cancer Survivors Day approaches (June 5), Dr. Perez has some tips for cancer survivors to help live healthier,...
Donna White, a pastor’s widow from Austin, Nevada, had been extremely fatigued and not feeling well in the early months of 2015. Previously, she had been low on blood, so her primary care doctor sent her to the ER for a pint of blood. After many tests, she was referred to Dr. Perez, a Board certified hematologist.
Though feeling unsettled, Donna was ready to face her health issues head on. “My...
Did you know that Nevada is the state with the most sunshine on average per year? It’s good to know, especially since approximately 90 percent of skin cancers develop due to sun exposure over time.
Given that May is National Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month, and May 27 is Don’t Fry Day, now is the perfect time to discuss prevention and detection tips. And of course, share a fun video...
Discovering Breast Cancer
Two years went by between the time Denise Wilson’s husband noticed her breasts were not the same, and the time she went to see a doctor. Difficult times, including the loss of her husband and her oldest son within an eight-month period, kept her focus on others.
It wasn’t until she started having problems breathing in 2006 that her health became a priority. “I finally...