Support and After Care

Unlike other hospitals and treatment facilities, at Carson Tahoe you will find a comprehensive and integrative approach to fighting cancer - all under one roof. Our integrative cancer treatment expands the boundaries of conventional care by bringing together traditional tools for fighting cancer, such as surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, and immunotherapy, with complementary therapies, including nutritional support, cosmesis boutique, mind-body medicine, oncology rehabilitation, pain management, and spiritual support.

We are committed to treating all of you - not just your disease - using leading-edge medical technology and innovative medical therapies. With our unique approach, we aim to fight your cancer on all fronts, and with every available resource.

But it takes more than technology, knowledge and skill to fight cancer. It requires the undeniable power of the human spirit. At the Carson Tahoe Cancer Center, compassionate doctors, nurses, clinicians, therapists, and staff members play an essential part of your care team. Each team member is devoted to you and your fight. They abide by a higher standard - the family standard of care. More than a gold standard, the family standard of care reflects the way members of your care team would want their own mothers, fathers, brothers, or sisters to be treated if they had cancer.

Your care team members collaborate on your treatment by sharing essential information and collectively determining the best conventional and complementary therapies for you.

Carson Tahoe Cancer Center offers cancer patients peer support through Coping Together, sponsored by the Carson Douglas Medical Alliance. These cancer support groups provide information, offer encouragement, and empower patients through education, and the promotion of survivorship.

All groups meet at the Cancer Resource Center 1535 Medical Parkway, Carson City, NV., (775) 445-7500.

  • Men’s Support Group
    For men dealing with all types of cancer to meet with other men for support and fellowship. Group meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 5:30pm.
  • Ostomy Group
    Meet fellow ostomates who have learned to deal with the emotional and physical challenges of having an ostomy. Spouses and friends are welcome and encouraged to participate. Group meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 4:00pm.
  • Women’s Support Group
    Women supporting women diagnosed with all types of cancers by sharing, educating, and guiding each other through treatment, physical, and emotional healing. Empower yourself with knowledge and gain emotional strength to cope better with cancer challenges. Group meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month at 4:30 PM.
  • Prostate Group
    Group provides education and support for men with prostate cancer and their spouses by providing fellowship and guidance towards physical, emotional health. Group often has speakers.
    Group meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7:00pm.
  • Multiple Myeloma
    Survivors share experiences to gain strength and knowledge about Multiple Myeloma.
    Group meets on the 4th Thursday of each month at 5:30pm.

Yoga

Our gentle Yoga class is designed to teach you easy movements to promote deep breathing and relaxation during cancer treatment. Cancer patients are taught simple stretching in a tranquil setting with other cancer patients which may help relieve stress and lessen treatment side effects.

View our calendar for dates and times.

Labyrinth

Labyrinth Helps Patients Find Their Way – When visiting the Carson Tahoe Cancer Center, we invite you to visit our “Chartres style” labyrinth, set just outside the main entrance. The labyrinth – made possible in part by a generous $200,000 donation from the Carson City Rotary Club – is an ancient spiritual tool found in many cultures and religious traditions in various forms around the world.

The labyrinth is not a maze, which can confuse and distress. A labyrinth calms, heals, comforts and balances. It has only a single path to the center and back out, so there are no tricks or decisions to it – and no dead ends. In a maze, participants can lose their way. In the labyrinth, they find their way.

There are three different stages in the labyrinth journey:

  • Releasing – let go of the details of life, shred distractions, opening the heart and quieting the min
  • Receiving – this occurs when visitors reach the center. It is a place of meditation, and a time to receive what is there for you to receiv
  • Returning – refers to the journey along the same path out of the center, where you become refreshed, renewed, empowered and in touch with the healing force at work in the world

Each person’s experience is different and unique because each of us brings our own life story to the labyrinth. The labyrinth is a metaphor for our life journey. We encourage you to utilize our labyrinth to aid in the process of inner healing while visiting the Carson Tahoe Medical Campus.

Complimentary Massage Room

The diagnosis of cancer can be overwhelming and stressful. This stress, combined with the fatigue of radiation and chemotherapy treatments, can be very hard on cancer patients. The Carson Tahoe Cancer Resource Center offers complimentary massages to help relax survivors and help them focus on the healing process. Massages must be scheduled through the resource center at (775) 445-7500.

Strength & Stretch Exercise Program

This healthy exercise program is designed to help cancer patients regain strength and get back to normal activity levels. A professional personal trainer will coach participants in good walking and movement techniques using light weights or bands to rebuild muscle mass. The trainer will also coach you on good nutrition to promote healing and increase stamina.

View our calendar for dates and times.

Cancer Center Rose Garden Symbolizes Hope

Hope grows in our garden. Just outside the entrance to the Carson Tahoe Cancer Resource Center, visitors and patients can find a rose garden gracing the Nevada landscape. A rose garden in itself is a beautiful and calming presence for those who are in need of the cancer center’s services. But this rose garden serves another purpose.

Rocks are nestled among the flowers, each one bearing the signature and personal credo of the Carson Tahoe Cancer Center’s many survivors. Each one provides a different message to those who are wandering through the garden – some simple, some profound. Despite the varying messages, all share common themes of hope faith and empowerment.