NEWS & INSIGHT

  • patient story
    11.21.2015
    “I have good news and bad news,” recalls Bob McMillan of the words a Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center doctor told him when he visited for a pain in his abdomen. The pain had only begun a few weeks prior for the 87-year-old man, oscillating from one side of his abdomen to the other until eventually, the entire area hurt. McMillan believed he had a hernia. “You don’t have a hernia,” the doctor...
  • cancer risk
    11.19.2015
    Recent studies show definitive link between meat consumption and cancer risk.  Let's face it, most of us know bacon is not  the healthiest food. The same goes for jerky or bologna, for that matter. But to date, most reports link meat consumption and health risk  have been softened with some element of doubt and recommendations to “consume in moderation.”  What has changed in recent months  is the...
  • cancer patient
    11.09.2015
    Spending time in the waiting room at Sierra Nevada Cancer Center is a bit rare. For Elaine Martin, a patient who’s now in remission from her bout with lymphoma, it was also fate. Had she not been in the waiting room prior to her maintenance regimen, she never would have known that the photo she submitted to the Lilly Oncology On Canvas art gallery in 2014 was accepted and published. “I started...
  • chemotherapy cancer treatment
    09.17.2015
    Chemotherapy is the most effective tool we have in stopping, slowing and curing cancer, but it's no walk in the park for those who receive it. The good news is, after more than 60 years of use, we've learned to better manage chemotherapy's side effects. The following tips were collected from the insight and experience of the tens of thousands of cancer patients who have been through it and seen...
  • cancer survivor
    07.21.2015
    Immunotherapy's evolving role in cancer treatment What is immunotherapy? Immunotherapy is treatment that uses parts of a person's immune system to fight diseases such as cancer. Also called biologic therapy or biotherapy, this form of cancer treatment works by stimulating a person's own immune system to work harder or smarter to attack cancer cells or by supplementing the immune system with man-...
  • St. Teresa of Avila helps care for SNCC patients
    06.06.2015
    The St. Teresa of Avila community in Carson City provided Sierra Nevada Cancer Center patients with a gift of handmade blankets. The youth group at the church made the blankets and the group's director, Joe Koreski, delivered the colorful, warm, loved-filled fleece gifts.
  • SNCC - 6 Things You Can Do To Reduce Your Cancer Risk
    05.15.2015
    While you cannot always prevent cancer, recent research and longterm studies point to six things individuals can do to limit their risk of getting cancer and to make cancer less deadly when it does develop. 1. Avoid tobaccoTobacco causes nearly 1 in 5 deaths, or about 480,000 premature deaths each year. 6 Things you can do to reduce your risk of death from cancer 1 Avoid tobacco...
  • Sierra Nevada Cancer Center - Hiring: Nurse Practitioner
    05.14.2015
    Sierra Nevada Cancer Center is looking for a Nurse Practitioner to join our practice
. Experience with chemotherapy and cancer patients a plus. 
This team member will work out of our Carson City office. To join our amazing team of healthcare heroes; please fax your resume to office manager Kristina Benavidez at (775) 883-0877.
  • Chemotherapy cancer patient
    05.06.2015
    Minden resident Sonya DeHart leads a full life. She is the mother of two sons, three grandchildren and two dogs, and she has been married for more than six decades. That’s right, DeHart and her husband have accomplished something very few do: a 61-year marriage. They enjoy classic cars and are part of two car clubs in Carson Valley. But this full life was in jeopardy in June of 2011, when DeHart...
  • Sierra Nevada Cancer Center Seeks Billing Assistant
    05.05.2015
    Sierra Nevada Cancer Center is looking for a Billing Assistant to join our practice
. Experience with chemotherapy and cancer patients a plus. 
This team member will work out of our Carson City office. To join our amazing team of healthcare heroes, please fax your resume to office manager Kristina Benavidez at (775) 883-0877.

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