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Cancer occurs when certain types of cells grows uncontrollably and form tumors. Cancer can start almost anywhere in the human body and spread into or invade nearby tissues. Cancer cells are abnormal in both function and structure, and they can cause serious symptoms and become life threatening.


For information on how to report a disease click here. For any questions, please contact the appropriate health authority by phone or review the website for additional information.

Carson City, Douglas and Lyon Counties
Carson City Health & Human Services (CCHHS)
(775) 887-2190

Clark County
Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD)
(702) 759-1300

Washoe County
Washoe County Health District (WCHD)
(775) 328-2447

All Other Counties
Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH)
(775) 400-0333


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    • For information on the cost of cancer please click here.