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Cancer Resources

Certified Mastectomy Fitter

To make an appointment, call Rachel at 775-982-5210
Located at: 4KIDZ Store
1st floor of Building C, down from Starbucks next to the Hallmark Store
 
Rachel Patrick's passion is helping you be your best. As a BOC Mastectomy Fitter, Rachel is trained and qualified to measure, fit, dispense, and adjust external breast prostheses, bras, and related supplies, and women come from California and southern Nevada to utilize her services. She is the only in-person fitter in northern Nevada with a private fitting room that caters to each client's needs. If specific items are not in stock, Rachel measures clients and orders products especially for them.
 
Some insurances are accepted for fittings. By appointment only.


Sally de Lipkau Cancer Resource Center

To learn more, call us at 775-982-5210 
 
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 
 

Family Member Resources  

To learn more, call us at 775-982-4000 
 
A cancer diagnosis can be hard and stressful for everyone in the family. At Renown Health, our support services are designed to help you and your family receive personalized care and continuous guidance throughout your journey. You will be connected with counselors, dietitians and social workers, each of whom specialize in working with cancer patients.  
 
Cancer Counseling   
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.  
 
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 you.


Nutrition Services 

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

Social Workers 

To learn more, call us at 775-982-4000 
 
Social workers help patients and their families navigate difficult decisions that often become overwhelming during a cancer diagnosis. Our on-staff social worker and certified oncology social worker assist patients and their families with:   
 
  • Professional counseling   
  • Crisis intervention   
  • Support programs   
  • Financial resource information