April 7 is World Health Day, honoring the foundation of the World Health Organization on the same day in 1948. Every year, WHO selects a health topic that affects people in all corners of the world, and brings light to the issues at hand. This year’s focus is on diabetes.
According the WHO, 350 million people have diabetes worldwide. In Nevada, it is estimated that 258,472 people have the...
Cancer can be a very controlling disease. Between dealing with symptoms, tests and treatments, cancer can dictate where we go, what we do, who we can be around — even what we eat. So any time we can be in control when dealing with a cancer diagnosis, we should consider it a victory.
As an independent cancer treatment center, Sierra Nevada Cancer Center offers patients this freedom of choice....
Darcy Wallace, RN
What is your role at SNCC? RN, Nurse Manager, and Pharmacy Manager.
What do you love most about your job? Helping our patients and the wonderful staff.
What has been most rewarding about working with SNCC patients? Patients allowing me into their lives and sharing their journey and experiences with them.
If you could describe Dr. Perez in three words, what would they...
During his 2016 State of the Union Address, President Obama called on Vice President Biden to lead a new, national “Moonshot” initiative to eliminate cancer as we know it.
So, why is finding a cancer cure the focus of White House attention? And why now?
Cancer by the Numbers
Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States, exceeded only by heart disease.1 About 1,685,210 new...
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...
From financial resources and transportation to emotional support, there are a plethora of northern Nevada cancer organizations and cancer support communities offering help. Sierra Nevada Cancer Center has compiled a list to help our patients and their families find the resources they need.
At Sierra Nevada Cancer Center, providing our patients with full-service cancer support means offering all...
When a cancer diagnosis is handed down, many people assume that the patient will be undergoing chemotherapy treatment. The fact is, chemotherapy is just one tool in a whole arsenal that physician Dr. Jorge Perez MD, PhD, MRCP, MRCPath, and his team at Sierra Nevada Cancer Center have for treating cancer.
Depending on the type of cancer, chemotherapy is one of the many treatments available for...
John Douglas finds comfort and healing at Sierra Nevada Cancer Center
During a routine annual physical exam in 2007, law enforcement veteran John Douglas was told that he had a spot on his lung. After following up with a pulmonary specialist and getting his biopsy results back, he was diagnosed with lung cancer. “That is not something you’re prepared for,” said John, a non-smoker. “The days from...
Contrary to some media accounts, Jimmy Carter was not “cured” of his cancer by a new wonder drug. The former president’s metastatic melanoma, diagnosed in the summer of 2015, is in remission after a multi-treatment approach. The medical community does not consider him “cured” and believes use of the word regarding his status is misleading.
Dr. Jorge Perez of Sierra Nevada Cancer Center points...
Robert Leedom liked Dr. Perez from the very first time they met in 2007—even though it was the very same meeting that Dr. Perez gave him a stage 4 cancer diagnosis. “We first met about a month after my colon resection surgery. He was very positive and also straightforward, which I love,” the 63 year old recalled. “He had the caliber of education and experience I was looking for, so I had complete...