From the hands that heal you, to the shoulders that steady you, Renown Institute for Cancer assists you and your family with the emotional aspects that are an undeniable part of this disease. From education and financial assistance to rehabilitation and home care, our range of comprehensive services offers everything you need to guide you from worry to recovery.

Nurse Navigators

Consider our cancer Nurse Navigators your personal guide for cancer education, guidance and support. They're with you through every step in your journey. No fee or referral is needed.

Meet or contact our cancer nurse navigators


Cancer Support Groups

Support Groups offer the chance to share everything from diagnosis, treatment experiences and caregiver concerns. As a safe place to share your innermost feelings, a support group complements medical aspects of treatment.

View the Support Group Calendar


Certified Mastectomy Fitter

Rachel Patrick is the only in-person fitter in northern Nevada who still has a private fitting room which caters to the needs of each client. If specific items are not in stock, she measures clients and orders product personally for them.

Learn More About Masectomy Fitting


Sally de Lipkau Cancer Resource Center

Located on the ground floor of the Institute for Cancer, the Sally de Lipkau Cancer Resource Center offers many support services for you and your family, including:

  • American Cancer Society affiliate office
  • Lending library
  • Support services information
  • Wigs, scarves, breast cancer pillows, blankets, hats and more

To learn more, call us at 775-982-4000.


Family Member Resources

A cancer diagnosis can be hard and stressful for everyone in the family. Our full scope of support services helps you and your family receive personalized care and continuous guidance throughout your journey. You are connected with dietitians and social workers, each of whom specialize in working with cancer patients.

Cancer Counseling Service

Emotional and mental health is a vital component of the healing and recovery process. Ask about a referral to Renown Behavioral Health to help you address the emotional aspects of cancer. Counseling services may include emotional and psychological support, treatment of depression and anxiety, as well as stress management and relaxation techniques. Counseling sessions are available by appointment.

To learn more, call us at 775-982-4000.


Financial Counseling

Financial counselors can help determine how much of the bill will be covered by insurance. They can also find sources of financial aid that may be available.

To learn more, call us at 775-982-4000.


Nutrition Services

The dietitian is available to meet with you and your family to discuss individual nutritional needs and concerns. Here are a few nutritional tips:

  • Be prepared for tastes to change from day to day
  • Have food within easy reach at home
  • Have meals and snacks ready
  • Encourage plenty of fluids even if you're not hungry
  • Try not to push eating and drinking. Encourage with support without being overwhelming

To learn more, call us at 775-982-4000.


Social Worker

A cancer diagnosis presents a number of difficult decisions that often become overwhelming. Our on-staff social worker and Certified Oncology Social Worker assist patients and their families with:

  • Professional counseling
  • Crises intervention
  • Support programs
  • Financial resource information
  • Referrals to community resources

To learn more, call us at 775-982-4000.



MyChart is a free, secure online patient portal that offers patients personalized and secure on-line access to portions of their medical records. With MyChart, you can:

  • Schedule an appointment anytime, day or night
  • Get your test results faster
  • Request prescription refills
  • Keep track of your family’s health
  • View or download your Summary of Care document

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Patient Stories and Testimonials

Read actual Institute for Cancer testimonials. Plus, get inspiration from our health and wellness blog, BestMEDICINE, which has a lot of useful patient information on screenings, early prevention and life after cancer.