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Tahoe Forest Cancer Center

Tahoe Forest Cancer Program

Committed to providing the highest quality cancer care

Mission | Team | Values | Services | Quality Care | Publications | Support | Payment | Contact | Contribute

Our Mission

The Tahoe Forest Cancer Center is committed to providing the highest quality of care to our patients. We strive to offer the most appropriate and current diagnostic and therapeutic modalities in an honest, supportive, respectful and compassionate manner.

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Our Team

Led by Medical Director Laurence Heifetz, MD, our multidisciplinary team includes nurses, pharmacists, laboratory technologists, nutritionists, social workers, and support personnel all committed to providing the highest level of care and support.

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Our Values

The Tahoe Forest Cancer Center is committed to:

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Our Services

The Cancer Center at Tahoe Forest Hospital offers the following services for the early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer:

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Quality Care ... Close to Home

Tahoe Forest Cancer Center is located in the medical office building across the street from Tahoe Forest Hospital. Our individualized care planning addresses the unique needs of each patient. Our center enables patients to focus on living, continuing their daily routine and maintaining their work schedule with minimal disruption.

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Cancer For The Whole Patient

Tahoe Forest Cancer Center was recently featured in publications by two highly regarded national organizations. Both the Institute of Medicine and the American Society of Clinical Oncology cited Tahoe Forest Cancer Center for its successful “whole person” approach to cancer care, and as a good example of proficient use of local and community resources (such as Tahoe Forest Hospital and its services) to help meet the needs of its patients.

For more information on treating cancer for the whole patient, see the following:


A Model for Rural Oncology, Laurence J Heifetz, MD


Cancer for the Whole Patient, Patricia Ganz, MD


Journal of Oncology Practice, Patricia Ganz, MD

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Support and Healing

Adjusting to life with a cancer diagnosis can be a life changing experience, and we are committed to assisting families through this difficult time. Trained counselors help our patients and their families cope through one-on-one counseling, support groups and other special services throughout the course of treatment and beyond.

The Tahoe Forest Cancer Center offers bi-weekly support group meetings for cancer patients, their families and friends. For more information, please call (530) 582-6450.

Tahoe Forest Cancer Center is affiliated with the American Cancer Society's "Look Good Feel Better" program, for times and locations please call (530) 582-6450.

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Paying for Your Care

The Tahoe Forest Cancer Center accepts all major insurance plans. Individualized financial counseling is available to help patients and families understand their financial responsibilities.

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How to Reach Us

Our phone number is (530) 582-6450. The Tahoe Forest Cancer Center is available 24 hours a day / 365 days a year, after hours and weekends. Website -

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Charitable Gifts and Contributions

Making a charitable gift to the cancer center for the benefit of others is a wonderful way to affirm your values and priorities. Support in the form of tax-deductible gifts, private memorials, grants and local fundraising events are necessary to meet the financial challenges of the cancer center. The Tahoe Forest Hospital Foundation is a charitable organization under section 501(C)3 of the IRS code. Donations can be made to Tahoe Forest Hospital Foundation - Cancer Center.

For information
please call (530) 582-6450
10956 Donner Pass Road, Suite 330
Truckee, CA 96161
Cancer Center Map

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Tahoe Forest Hospital District, 10121 Pine Avenue, PO Box 759, Truckee, CA 96160, (530) 587-6011

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