• Hiring: Registered Nurse | Sierra Nevada Cancer Center
    Sierra Nevada Cancer Center is looking for a full-time Registered Nurse. Join our amazing team; please fax your resume to office manager Kristina Benavidez, at  775-883-0877.
  • Man Cancer Risk
    In honor of National Men’s Health Week, we challenge men of all ages to do better in taking charge of their health. Why? Because men aren’t as diligent about managing their healthcare as women are. These statistics from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality are alarming: Males are 24 percent less likely to have been seen by a healthcare professional within a year Males are 32 percent...
  • cancer care
    The cost of rural living Many Nevadans choose to live in the wide open spaces and serenity of rural towns and communities over urban cities. But that choice can come at a price, namely, giving up easy access to many of life’s conveniences – like the library and jumbo box stores – and its necessities – like quality healthcare.   The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has noted a significant disparity...
  • cancer survivor
    As of January 2014, more than 108,000 Nevadans fought the good fight, stayed strong, and kicked cancer’s butt. To say that’s a huge accomplishment is a gross understatement. But now what? Many cancer survivors struggle to get back to life before cancer, or seek a new normal. As National Cancer Survivors Day approaches (June 5), Dr. Perez has some tips for cancer survivors to help live healthier,...
  • 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...
  • skin cancer prevention
    Did you know that Nevada is the state with the most sunshine on average per year? It’s good to know, especially since approximately 90 percent of skin cancers develop due to sun exposure over time. Given that May is National Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month, and May 27 is Don’t Fry Day, now is the perfect time to discuss prevention and detection tips. And of course, share a fun video...
  • fight-breast-cancer
    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...
  • Question About Cancer
    We asked our team for the most frequent patient questions they hear. We're sharing those questions and our answers here to give our patients and their caregivers as much information as possible about the cancer treatment process. Unfortunately, there are not always quick and easy answers when it comes to cancer, and please also remember that every case is different and should be treated as such...
  • Prostate cancer prevention
    According the American Cancer Society, one man in seven will develop prostate cancer in his lifetime. In 2011, the cancer incidence rate in the United States was reported to be 128.3 men per 100,000, while the rate in Nevada was 126.6 per 100,000. Because 60 percent of cases are diagnosed in men who are 65-years-of-age or older, younger men have the luxury of time to lower their risk of...
  • Jim Reinhardt story
    Jim Reinhardt wanted to share his story about how he came to be under the care of Sierra Nevada Cancer Center for one reason: “Dr. Perez is one of my very favorite people. I want this to be more about Dr. Perez than me,” Jim said.  The two first met in the hospital after Jim was transported to the ER with shortness of breath in 2013. Following a battery of tests and the removal of a liter of...