NEWS & INSIGHT

  • 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...
  • leukemia cancer patient
    04.18.2015
    'God works miracles through his hands' A Profile of a Grateful Carson City couple who praises Dr. Perez for his caring approach Carson City residents Bill and Dot Miller are the kind of couple who finish sentences for one another. After 44 years together, one might assume that's a happy side effect of an enduring relationship. And they tell each other's stories, too — as is evident when you ask...
  • Prostate test
    04.18.2015
    Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men. According to the American Cancer Society, in 2015 it is estimated that 27,540 men will die from prostate cancer. Prostate cancer occurs when prostate cells grow out of control. They can spread and affect nearby organs and can also spread to distant parts of the body and cause problems. If diagnosed, it's important to research and plan for the...
  • Dr. Perez Quoted in RGJ
    04.18.2015
    Dr. Perez discusses the challenges of diagnosing pancreatic cancer in the February 3rd edition of the Reno Gazette Journal. Read the article here. 
  • Pancreatic Cancer
    04.18.2015
    Pancreatic cancer seems to make headlines when it claims the life of a celebrity like Steve Jobs or Patrick Swayze. But in 2015 alone, more than 40,500 people are expected to die from pancreatic cancer in the United States. Pancreatic cancer begins in the tissues of  the pancreas, an organ located behind the  stomach that contains exocrine and endocrine glands. Exocrine glands make digestive...
  • Dr. Perez to further training at American Society of Hematology Meeting
    04.18.2015
    Always seeking ways to enhance his training and clinical practice, Dr. Jorge Perez will be attending the American Society of Hematology 56th ASH Annual Meeting next month in San Francisco. As the premier event in malignant & non-malignant hematology, the event offers attendees the latest in hematology research and clinical training sessions with world-renowned experts. The conference will be...
  • Lung Cancer 101 - Sierra Nevada Cancer Center
    04.18.2015
    WHAT IS LUNG CANCER? It is believed that lung cancer begins developing when changes occur in the DNA of the lung cells, causing the cells to rapidly grow. While they may look abnormal, at this point they do not cause cancer symptoms such as tumor growth. If the abnormal cells experience further gene changes, however, they can progress to cancer. Once cancer is developed inside the lungs, the...
  • Dr. Perez Welcomes Ghouls & Princesses - SNCC
    04.18.2015
    Dr. Perez hosted ghosts, priates, faries and clowns at his home last weekend for Sierra Nevada Cancer Center's Annual Halloween Party featuring a spooktacular magic show.  Dr Perez and his wife Dr McKay hosted the event at their home.

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