NEWS & INSIGHT

  • St. Teresa of Avila helps care for SNCC patients
    06.06.2015
    The St. Teresa of Avila community in Carson City provided Sierra Nevada Cancer Center patients with a gift of handmade blankets. The youth group at the church made the blankets and the group's director, Joe Koreski, delivered the colorful, warm, loved-filled fleece gifts.
  • SNCC - 6 Things You Can Do To Reduce Your Cancer Risk
    05.15.2015
    While you cannot always prevent cancer, recent research and longterm studies point to six things individuals can do to limit their risk of getting cancer and to make cancer less deadly when it does develop. 1. Avoid tobaccoTobacco causes nearly 1 in 5 deaths, or about 480,000 premature deaths each year. 6 Things you can do to reduce your risk of death from cancer 1 Avoid tobacco...
  • Sierra Nevada Cancer Center - Hiring: Nurse Practitioner
    05.14.2015
    Sierra Nevada Cancer Center is looking for a Nurse Practitioner to join our practice
. Experience with chemotherapy and cancer patients a plus. 
This team member will work out of our Carson City office. To join our amazing team of healthcare heroes; please fax your resume to office manager Kristina Benavidez at (775) 883-0877.
  • Chemotherapy cancer patient
    05.06.2015
    Minden resident Sonya DeHart leads a full life. She is the mother of two sons, three grandchildren and two dogs, and she has been married for more than six decades. That’s right, DeHart and her husband have accomplished something very few do: a 61-year marriage. They enjoy classic cars and are part of two car clubs in Carson Valley. But this full life was in jeopardy in June of 2011, when DeHart...
  • Sierra Nevada Cancer Center Seeks Billing Assistant
    05.05.2015
    Sierra Nevada Cancer Center is looking for a Billing Assistant to join our practice
. Experience with chemotherapy and cancer patients a plus. 
This team member will work out of our Carson City office. To join our amazing team of healthcare heroes, please fax your resume to office manager Kristina Benavidez at (775) 883-0877.
  • Lung Cancer Treatment Options
    04.20.2015
    Lung cancer is the second most common cancer diagnosed to both men and women and accounts for about 13 percent of all new type of cancers. It is responsible for 27 percent of all cancer deaths. According to the American Cancer Society, there are two main types of lung cancer: non-small cell lung cancer and small cell lung cancer. "Each type of lung cancer has a variety of different treatment...
  • Prostate Cancer Doctor
    04.20.2015
    In our last post, we discussed the preventive measures and risk factors of prostate cancer. Now we're tackling the topic of treatment. If you've been diagnosed with prostate cancer, one of your first and most pressing questions may be this: "How will my prostate cancer be treated?" Sierra Nevada Cancer Center has many options, and the selected treatment plan will be customized to your specific...
  • Chemotherapy: An Excuse to Celebrate - SNCC
    04.18.2015
    Carson City man sings the praises of Dr. Perez and his staff.   Bob Chambers has prostate cancer—and one very smart neighbor who recommended Dr. Perez to help him fight the disease. “The thought of chemo scared the heck out of me, so I first tried alternative medicine,” admitted Bob, 79. “After I became sick, I figured it wasn’t working. I asked my neighbor, a doctor, for an oncologist...
  • Blood Cancer - Sierra Nevada Cancer Center
    04.18.2015
    Leukemia is cancer of the blood and bone marrow. In a person with leukemia, the bone marrow produces abnormal white blood cells that are called leukemia cells and leukemic blast cells. The abnormal cells can't produce normal white blood cells, and the abnormal cells divide to produce copies of themselves. The copies divide again and again, producing more and more leukemia cells. Unlike normal...
  • Cancer Treatment Nevada
    04.18.2015
    When Judith Cohen was diagnosed with stage IIIb colon cancer, she was living in Costa Rica. For the past 40 years, the 61-year-old had been splitting her time between the Spanish speaking country and the United States, but with an insurance policy that is accepted anywhere she goes, she had relied primarily on the Costa Rican health care system for all of her care. After undergoing the initial...

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