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  • 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...
  • Cancer Patient
    Last month, we shared information on ways to support a friend or family member who is battling cancer. In addition, Sierra Nevada Cancer Center patient Paula Steinmetz was kind enough to share her advice and experience. Now, patient Bill Wadding shares his thoughts on this very important subject.   Be Open To Kindness By Bill Wadding   When I was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer, the first...
  • Cancer Patient Support
    Last week, we shared five tips on how friends of cancer patients (or other serious diseases) can support their friend during battle and recovery. We reached out to Paula Steinmetz, a patient of Dr. Perez with Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (a rare autoimmune disease), who has some pertinent insight and words of wisdom to share. Continue To Be A Friend By Paula Steinmetz   I have an invasive...
  • The Best Revenge Is Living Well
      Linda Jenkins was no stranger to cancer—her husband had been undergoing treatment for lymphoma and she was his caregiver. But after a routine mammogram in 2010, she got news she was not prepared for. “I had felt a little lump underneath my arm so I told them about it. They immediately did a biopsy and within a day, they determined it was breast cancer,” Linda recalled. “I was in total shock.”...
  • Lung cancer survivor
    For years, Bill Wadding had a persistent dry cough. Each year at Bill’s routine physical exam, the cough was attributed to reasons like post-nasal drip and a side effect of his heart medicine.   “In 2013, my wife threatened me,” Bill recalled. “She said if I didn’t pursue the cause, she would come with me to see the doctor.” So Bill discussed the cough again with his doctor, who agreed to order...
  • hematology patient
    Paula Steinmetz, a healthcare educator, has led a very healthy life. In fact, a burst appendix as a child and childbirth were her only reasons for being in the hospital until last year. “I’m a busy person and I am almost never sick,” said the 63 year old. “But then, last year I got a virus that took a long time to get over. Even when I finally did, I still didn’t feel like myself,” Paula...
  • 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...
  • bone marrow biopsy
    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...
  • 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...
  • Rounds of Chemotherapy | Cancer stage | Sierra Nevada cancer center
    Corene Norris is a shining example of how to live well. She worked hard all her life, serving both as a secretary and her husband’s right hand woman as they built their own homes. She raised two boys in Alaska, and spent a lot of time fishing, hiking and doing other outdoor activities with her family. She never smoked or drank and she has always gotten her exercise. In fact, at 92 years old, she...

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