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  • After a full career working for the State of California in the capital, Ralph Evans was ready for a change of pace. When he retired to Dayton, Nevada in 2016, he was looking forward to the quiet country and relaxing afternoons on his front porch. Unfortunately, he hit a detour on the way there.   It started with trouble breathing. Ralph thought it was the altitude of his new hometown. After all,...
  • When Carrie Dryer was diagnosed with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), she was grateful to finally have a “cause” for the extremely painful bruising on her legs, excessive monthly bleeding and high blood pressure. But after six months of ineffective treatments, she was frustrated, still in pain and still struggling with a low platelet count. It was then that her primary care physician...
  •   Marilyn Knipe was tired. All the time. While the 89-year old expected to be slowing down a bit at her age, she knew sleeping most of the day, and night, was just not normal for her.   She went to her doctor with her complaint. When he couldn’t figure out what was wrong with her, he referred her to another physician, then another, until she had seen a total of 10 doctors. It was her cardiologist...
  •   Author’s note: While oncology comprises the bulk of Dr. Jorge Perez’s practice, he is board certified in both oncology and hematology. For patients with blood disorders, his knowledge and expertise can be life-changing.   Susan W. was a healthy, fit 55-year old professional living in San Francisco who enjoyed hiking and yoga. Until she wasn’t.   Over the course of 2011, she developed a series...
  • In early 2017, Sandy Sepsey of Fallon, Nevada had an uneasy feeling—as if a pill was stuck in her throat. She went to her general practitioner to investigate. While initial blood tests came back normal, Sandy knew something wasn’t right and asked for a chest x-ray. It revealed a mass in her right lung, prompting a biopsy that confirmed her suspicion. In March, she was diagnosed with non-operable...
  • Madelyn Stikes, a retired English and special education teacher, has been training to beat cancer practically her whole life. She just didn’t know it. “I figured out how to help middle schoolers with learning challenges not to give up,” she said. “I believe in doing the best you can with what you have, and I taught that to my students.”    Fast forward to 2003. “I had just moved to the area when...
  • melanoma treatment
      Every individual’s reaction to getting a cancer diagnosis is unique. When Constantine Kuzmicki of Wellington, Nevada got his, he reacted in a very no-nonsense manner. “Okay, so I have a melanoma,” he thought. “Either I die of cancer or we do something about it. It’s no big deal.” Perhaps Constantine’s relaxed attitude comes from the fact that he’s had to handle more than his fair share of...
  •   Reno resident Dorman Dane was diagnosed with an inoperable form of cancer in one of his vertebrae at 86 years young. The subsequent advice he received from his primary care physician is something Dorman has appreciated every day since. “You need to go see Dr. Perez,” his doctor recommended. “If I ever got cancer, that’s the guy I’d go to.” With complete confidence, Dorman made an appointment at...
  • top cancer doctor
      Lee Hyde, 65, is a patient of Dr. Perez for the second time. The first was for treatment of a blood disorder in 2011, for which he was successfully treated. After treatment, Lee and his wife Sharon moved to Elko, where they were living when Lee was diagnosed with melanoma in March of 2016. He initially consulted with a few other oncologists nearby before returning to Dr. Perez. Why not go...
  • Cancer Patient
      Drusilla “Dru” Beveridge, a 73-year-old Carson City resident, was not surprised when she was handed a cancer diagnosis two years ago. The symptoms she had prior to a routine colonoscopy led her to believe something was not right. “I was told that I had stage 2A rectal cancer,” Dru said. “I was fine though. I’m a very strong person. I have Jesus, and I have family and friends who are very...

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