Helpful Information/ Educational Services
Understanding your disease and having the latest information will help you feel more comfortable making choices about your care. Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada (CCCN) personnel have extensive knowledge about cancer-related challenges and vast resources of information about the various types of cancers and their treatments. We will help connect you to the services and programs you need—many of which are offered within our cancer treatment centers.
If you are starting chemotherapy for the first time, CCCN offers a chemotherapy class several times per week at our various treatment centers located throughout Southern Nevada. All new patients — we encourage family members to come, too — are required to attend this class before their first chemotherapy treatment. The class lasts about an hour, depending on the number of questions our patients and their families have. Everyone takes home a folder, which contains useful information about experiencing and managing chemotherapy treatment.
During the class, patients learn about their upcoming chemotherapy treatment. They watch a video “Understanding Chemotherapy,” discuss side-effects and conditions to report to physicians, review terminology, and hear about the many support services available at CCCN, which include social worker, nutritional support, patient library, and pet therapy, as well as other support services offered through the American Cancer Society.
Before your treatment begins, chemotherapy training classes are coordinated with you personally by appointment.
American Cancer Society Quality of Life Center at Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada
You can also receive educational materials, American Cancer Society program information, wigs and other needed supplies through CCCN and the American Cancer Society’s Partners in Cancer Control – Affiliate Program. This partnership enhances CCCN’s cancer control efforts, through its access to American Cancer Society’s materials, trained staff and volunteers, information resources, and cancer control and quality of life programs.
An American Cancer Society staff member or volunteer is present two, ½ days weekly at our CCCN treatment center located at 3730 South Eastern Avenue, at Eastern and Twain, to serve you. For more information about this program, please contact CCCN social worker Angela Vensor-Cushman, LCSW, at 702.952.3400.
We also provide a range of written materials to help you learn about most types of cancers and their treatments. These materials include information about various chemotherapy drugs and other therapies and their side effects and management. Your oncology nurse will review this information with you.
We also provide a range of written materials to help you learn about most types of cancers and their treatments. These materials include information about various chemotherapy drugs and other therapies, as well as their side effects and management. Your oncology nurse will review this information with you.