Oncology in Reno, Nevada
Oncology – Advanced Cancer Care
Treating cancer, oncology, requires specialized medical technology. Sierra Medical Center provides advanced care for adults. Our team of oncology specialists are here to help guide you and your family through all the stages of cancer care.
Services We Provide
There are a variety of options to treat your particular cancer. The right treatment depends on the type of cancer you have, the current stage and your individual needs. The goal is to stop the growth of cancer cells while leaving healthy cells unharmed.
There are new medications that may provide effective cancer treatment with fewer side effects than traditional therapy. If your cancer is resistant to other therapies, these medicines may give you another treatment option.
We will develop a personalized treatment plan that is right for you, which may include:
- Hormone therapy
Surgeons at Sierra Medical Center perform advanced procedures for both common and rare cancers. They may perform advanced surgical procedures using robotics, such as:
- Laparoscopic procedures and minimally invasive techniques
- Organ and skin-sparing techniques
- Procedures for gastrointestinal and genitourinary cancers
- Fertility-sparing surgery
- Prophylactic procedures for patients with high risk factors
- Robot-assisted procedures for gynecologic and prostate cancers and nephrectomy
Colorectal Cancer Treatment
According to the American Cancer Society, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in men and women. It is the third leading cause of cancer death in both men and women. But it is often preventable and can be treated if detected early enough. Colorectal cancer may have no symptoms, so you should talk to your doctor about when to begin screenings such as a colonoscopy.
Treatment options may include surgery such as a colectomy or colostomy, radiation therapy, immunotherapy, and chemotherapy.
Inpatient Cancer Care
If you are admitted to the hospital, your oncologist will direct your treatment and work with the inpatient care team. The team may include the resident doctor, primary nurse, case manager, dietitian, physical therapist, nurse navigator and social worker. Your primary nurse will coordinate your care and talk regularly with your doctor