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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.