Catching up on your reading is likely not at the top of your list when faced with a cancer diagnosis. However, the right read can provided helpful information, timely comfort, inspiration or the healing power of a good laugh. Here are 10 books that offer 10 unique approaches to facing cancer head on.
1. Because laughter is good medicine: Cancer Vixen by Marisa Acocella Marchetto
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...
“Dr. Perez is a miracle worker.”
“I don’t have a death sentence. Dr. Perez is keeping me alive.”
“Dr. Perez stuck with me through it all.”
“He kept his promise. He saved my life.”
“In the first 20 minutes with Dr. Perez, I knew he cared about me.”
“He wants to find a way to heal his patients. He’s not just going to do what he did yesterday.
If there’s something out there that’s going to heal me...
What are e-cigarettes?
According to the FDA, electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, are devices that allow users to inhale an aerosol containing nicotine or other substances.
Unlike traditional cigarettes, e-cigarettes are generally battery-operated and use a heating element to heat e-liquid from a refillable cartridge, releasing a chemical-filled aerosol. Vaping is the act of inhaling and...
In Part 1 of this series, we looked at five of the more common inherited cancers. These included: colorectal, breast, kidney, melanoma, and ovarian cancers. In this blog, we look at the 6th through 10th most common inherited cancers.
When trying to determine if cancer might run in a family, these factors must be assessed:
Who has the cancer? How are you related? Which side of the family are...
Cancer is caused by certain changes to genes that control the way our cells function, especially how they grow and divide. Some people have inherited gene faults that increase their risk of developing certain types of cancer. In this article, we touch on five of the more common inherited cancers. In part two of this article we’ll share the 6th through 10th most common inherited cancers.
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...
Does standing next to the microwave give you cancer? How about the Splenda in your favorite diet drink? Will eating loads of kale and blueberries prevent cancer? There is a lot of misinformation floating around in popular culture about the causes of and treatments for cancer. We figure a cancer diagnosis is stressful enough without patients and caregivers having to battle folklore about the...
What used to be a simple matter of grabbing a bottle off the shelf to protect your skin from the sun has become quite complicated. Terms we saw on some bottles recently include: SPF 8 to SPF 100, UVA/UVB protection, broad spectrum, sweat-resistant, water- resistant, Powerstay Technology, Helioplex, Hexiplex, antioxidant enriched, paraben-free, chemical-free, natural sunscreen, organic ingredients...