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.
Lee and Sharon knew the expert care Dr. Perez delivers was worth moving for, so in June of 2016, they did the only logical thing: They moved to the Carson City area to be close to Sierra Nevada Cancer Center.
We figure a cancer diagnosis is stressful enough without patients and caregivers having to battle folklore about the disease, as well. Here we tackle the top five cancer myths we’ve encountered.
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.
Located at 290 Kingsbury Grade, Suite 32, SNCC’s Stateline location offers full-service cancer care including chemotherapy, immunotherapy treatments and blood work.
As with all types of cancer, awareness is the key to diagnosing kidney cancer and undergoing treatment when it is most effective. Because March is Kidney Cancer Awareness Month, we’re shining the spotlight on this particular disease.
“Friends asked why I didn’t go to the big hospital instead. I trusted my doctor,” Dru said. And she’s glad she did. “When you’re going through cancer, you want people to be nice to you. They know you by name here. They are so supportive.” She added, “Dr. Perez is a very nice, polite doctor, and very educated.”
It can be embarrassing to talk about our bathroom habits with anyone, much less our physician. However, discussing what’s happening, or not happening, on the toilet and how things in the bowl look is a necessary step in managing our colon health.
The American Institute of Cancer Research estimates that approximately one-third of annual cancer cases in the United States could be prevented with lifestyle changes. One-third — that's nearly 400,000 cases of cancer that need never happen if we alter our eating and activity habits.
February is Gallbladder and Bile Duct Awareness Month, so we are taking the opportunity to share some information about the disease.