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Cancer Resources

Cancer Resources at Renown

Renown’s William N. Pennington Cancer Institute is a comprehensive Cancer Care Center that understands the challenges patients face after a cancer diagnosis. It is important to offer patients and their caregivers the specialty services, treatments and cancer resources in one convenient location.

Cancer treatment at Renown offers access to The Sally de Lipkau Cancer Resource Center which provides information and tailored support programs to patients. Additional resources include having a Certified Mastectomy Fitter for personalized care and partnering with Nutrition Services to customize dietary plans throughout treatment.

Your care team also includes working with compassionate Social Workers who assist with emotional support and practical matters of your journey, as well as skilled nurse navigators who ensure seamless coordination of appointments. 


Sally de Lipkau Cancer Resource Center

To learn more, call us at 775-982-6833

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

  • Lending library
  • Support services information
  • Wigs, scarves, breast cancer pillows, blankets, hats and more


Certified Mastectomy Fitter

To make an appointment, call Rachel at 775-982-5210 or email

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 a 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.


Cancer Support Services

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

A cancer diagnosis causes complex feelings and lifestyle changes that can be overwhelming for you and the people you’re close to. At Renown Health, our support services are designed to help you and your loved ones receive personalized care and continuous guidance throughout your journey. You will be connected with counselors, dietitians, nurse navigators, and social workers, each of whom specialize in working with cancer patients. Our cancer support services are completely free of charge.

Emotional Support and Counseling Services
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 Resource Advocates
Financial Resource Advocates can help you understand your health insurance benefits, determine how much of the bill will be covered by insurance, and answer your questions about billing. They can also find sources of financial aid that may be available to you.

Pharmacy Patient Advocate
Our Pharmacy Patient Advocate can assist in finding resources to help lower out-of-pocket costs of medications and prescription drugs related to your cancer diagnosis.


Nutrition Services

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

Our on-site clinical dietitians are available to meet with you and your loved ones to discuss individual nutritional needs and concerns.

Social Workers

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

Social workers help patients and their loved ones navigate difficult decisions that often become overwhelming during a cancer diagnosis. Our on-staff certified oncology social worker assists with connecting patients and their loved ones to:

  • Professional counseling
  • Crisis intervention
  • Support programs
  • Financial resource information


Nurse Navigators

To learn more, call us at 775-982-4000
With you every step of the way, a nurse navigator is your advocate for care — from the initial consultation right through treatment — assisting you through your cancer diagnosis and individualized care plan. All nurse navigation services are free.

Learn More About Nurse Navigators


Survivorship - Life After Treatment

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

At Renown and in collaboration with community partnerships, we offer a variety of resources and specialty care programs focused on improving quality of life after cancer including:

  • Mind-Body Techniques
  • Yoga and Meditation
  • Cancer Support Groups
  • Spiritual Center Activities & Programs
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Behavioral Health
  • Screening & Prevention
  • Acupuncture
  • Lymphedema & Physical Therapy
  • Sterling Silver 55+ Club and More!

Classes & Events

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Additional Resources

American Cancer Society