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Tue, May 14 9:41am · Stage 2 breast cancer: What treatments decisions did you have to make? in Breast Cancer

Thank you for attending Dr. Shin’s session! We are glad you found it helpful. While this session is not planned to be offered again for a while, the Slaggie Family Cancer Education Center does have a variety of other daily classes that you may find equally as helpful. There is a nutrition-specific session each morning at 10:15am. You can visit our Cancer Education Center page on Connect for additional cancer-related information and opportunities: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/page/cancer-education-center/.

Mon, May 13 10:24am · Strike Out Cancer in Cancer Education Center


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Article contributed by Tammy Adams, RN, Educator, Slaggie Family Cancer Education Center

“Strike Out Cancer”- Celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day – Sunday, June 2, 2019! 

Cancer survivors, their families and friends are invited to a celebration of life during the National Cancer Survivors Day event on Sunday, June 2, 2019.

This annual event is a wonderful day filled with hope, inspiration and friendship as we honor people whose lives have been touched by cancer. The celebration will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, June 2 at the Rochester International Event Center (located near the airport) at 7333 Airport View Dr. SW, Rochester, Minnesota.

Registration, family activities and live music start at 11 a.m., lunch at 11:45 a.m., followed by a program to honor cancer survivors and their families.

This year’s theme is “Strike Out Cancer” and baseball players from the Rochester Honkers, Rochester Royals and the 1860’s Roosters and Hens will be involved in activities for all ages. Come play catch and get a signed autograph from one of the players! The Honkers mascot, Slider, will be here too!

Wear your favorite baseball team jersey, t-shirt or hat and come ready for a fun time!

The event is sponsored by the André Gauthier Foundation and hosted by Mayo Clinic Cancer Center and the American Cancer Society. Admission is free for cancer survivors and two guests. Additional guests are welcome to attend for a nominal fee of $5 per person.

Reservations are required by May 27, 2018.

Register by calling the Mayo Clinic Cancer Education Program at (507) 538-6001 or Email: canceredprog@mayo.edu.

Thu, Apr 11 8:59am · Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week 2019, April 7-14 in Cancer Education Center

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Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week is led by the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance and supported by the American Academy of Otolaryngology. Head and neck cancers are a broad category of cancers that occur in the head and neck region while oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancers start in the mouth or throat. In recent years, there’s been an ongoing rise in cases of oropharyngeal cancer linked to HPV infection in both men and women. A recent Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute focuses on this topic and is included below.

According to the American Cancer Society, 4 of 5 people will get HPV at some point during their lives and approximately 31,500 men and women are diagnosed annually with cancers caused by HPV. A  HPV vaccination is available, safe and is recommended for both boys and girls at age 11 or 12. The vaccination can help prevent six types of HPV-related cancers including: cervical, vaginal, vulvar, penile, throat and anal. For more information please visit the American Cancer Society website: https://www.cancer.org/healthy/hpv-vaccine.html.


Rise of HPV-related throat and mouth cancer: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

March 27, 2019

More than three quarters of Americans will get HPV at some point in their lives. Most will never know it because they’ll show no symptoms. But in this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Eric Moore, a Mayo Clinic head and neck surgeon, says a growing number of people are developing HPV-related throat cancer. He also fears the numbers are going to get much worse before they get better.

To listen, click the link below.

Rise of HPV-related throat and mouth cancer


Fri, Mar 22 9:16am · Mayo Clinic Minute: Eating for a healthy colon in Cancer Education Center

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March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness month. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, colorectal cancer is the 3rd most common cancer, and the 2nd leading cause of death from cancer, in men and women in the United States.

The colon is the final part of your digestive tract. Since it’s part of the digestive system, the food you eat is an important factor in the health of your colon. To learn how to keep your colon healthy either view this Mayo Clinic Minute or read the script below.

Lastly, remember the importance of screening. Colorectal screening tests help identify abnormal growths. When detected early, colorectal cancer can be treated more effectively. If you are at least 50 years of age, or have a family history of cancer, please discuss screening guidelines with your medical provider.


Mayo Clinic Minute: Eating for a healthy colon

Want to keep your colon healthy? Use these two diet tips:

  1. Eat a nutrient-dense diet
  2. Include more fiber-rich foods

“Eating a nutrient-dense, high-fiber diet not only keeps the walls of your colon strong, but it can also prevent hemorrhoids or pouches in your colon,” says Kate Zeratsky, a Mayo Clinic registered dietitian nutritionist. “It also may prevent colon polyps and, potentially, cancer.”

A typical American diet is low in nutrient-density with larger portions of processed meats and refined grains, such as breads and cereals.

“Our Western diet tends to be lower in nutritional value,” says Zeratsky.

Fiber-rich foods, like fruits and veggies, whole grains, nuts and seeds, are also more nutrient-dense. And the fiber keeps you regular and controls the amount of bacteria in your colon.

“The nutrients in those foods also may be beneficial in preventing digestive diseases as well as other chronic diseases, such as diabetes, and help you manage your weight,” says Zeratsky.

And when increasing fiber in your diet, do it gradually, and drink plenty of water.


Connect with others in the Colorectal Cancer group on Mayo Clinic Connect where members discuss


Mon, Mar 18 10:41am · Practice healthy eating during, after cancer treatment in Cancer Education Center

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March is National Nutrition Month – a perfect reminder of the significance of good nutrition and eating well. A well-balanced and healthy diet is especially important during and after cancer treatment.

The first step is to be mindful of what you are eating. One way to achieve this is to take the time to taste, savor and celebrate food and nutrition. This mind-body practice can help you be aware of the experience of eating and how important it is to nourish and care for your body.

Try mindful eating next time you have a snack or meal. Here are a few suggestions to help you get started:

  • Be in touch with your emotions and feelings — recognize the sensation of hunger. What does it feel like? Are you having a craving? Are you bored? What other emotions and feelings are you experiencing?
  • Be aware of the food on your plate — reflect on how the food was prepared, who prepared it, how it looks and smells. Notice bright colors and fresh smells of fruits and vegetables especially.
  • Slowly savor the food — as you take your first bite, notice the taste, temperature, texture and sensation as you slowly chew. Take longer than usual to chew and even notice how you feel when you swallow.
  • Take a deep breath and exhale — put your fork or spoon down between bites in order to relax, breathe and reflect on the nutrition of the food you just took in.

Another step toward healthy eating is being aware of serving sizes and exercising portion control. This practice does take effort, but doesn’t require drastic measures. Utilizing visual cues, such as equating a fist-size helping of vegetables as one serving, helps us to better gauge and practice healthy eating habits. For additional tips on matching visual cues to the foods we consume visit the mayoclinic.org website. Please share your experience with mindful eating and/or how you manage healthy portions in your daily life.

Tue, Mar 12 1:42pm · Melanoma Education Symposium 2019 in Cancer Education Center


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As we gradually welcome warmer weather, more attention will be given to sun safe practices and monitoring one’s skin for signs of sun damage.

In recognition of Skin Cancer Awareness month, Mayo Clinic Rochester will host a Melanoma Education Symposium on Saturday, May 18, 2019. The day-long event is designed for patients, caregivers and medical professionals who would like to learn more about melanoma. The newest and safest treatments and guidelines will be shared with attendees. Additional topics to be covered include: surgical treatments, vaccine therapies, immune therapy treatments, clinical trials, side effect management and patient stories.

For additional information, including registration details, please visit the symposium website.

Fri, Feb 22 8:58am · AZ and FL - Cancer Patient Symposiums in Cancer Education Center

2018 Mayo Clinic Florida Patient Symposium

These complimentary, educational patient symposiums were created to equip and empower cancer patients. Participants will be provided with patient-friendly resources and information on modifying one’s risk for cancer as well as how to better cope with the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Updates on cancer research and subsequent impact on patient survival will be shared. For details and registration see below.

Arizona: Living with Cancer Patient Symposium
Date And Time:
Sat, February 23, 2019
7:15 AM – 3:45 PM MST

JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort and Spa
5350 East Marriott Drive
Phoenix, AZ 85054

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/living-with-cancer-patient-symposium-tickets-49614702912


Florida: Capture the Moment Patient Symposium
Date And Time:
Sat, March 2, 2019
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM EST

JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes
4040 Central Florida Parkway
Orlando, FL 32837

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/capture-the-moment-patient-symposium-tickets-47969093851

Wed, Feb 6 2:51pm · March 4: Strollin’ Colon – Colon Cancer Awareness Event in Cancer Education Center

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Do you know the facts about colon cancer-what types of screening tests are available, whether you’re at risk, and how it is treated?

You can learn more by taking a walk through the inflatable Strollin’ Colon on Monday, March 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Cancer Education Center located on Gonda Lobby of the Mayo Clinic’s Rochester, MN campus. As part of Colon Cancer Awareness Month, Mayo Clinic Cancer Education Program is teaming up Mayo Clinic experts to provide the latest information about colon cancer prevention, screening, and treatment, as well as exciting research discoveries.

Meet the Experts:

  • 10:15 a.m. CST: “Update on Colon Cancer Treatment and Research” by Joleen Hubbard, MD., Medical Oncology, Mayo Clinic
  • 11:00 a.m. CST: “Maximizing Wellness and Cancer Prevention through Nutrition” by Madelynn Strong, MS, RDN, LD, Clinical Dietitian, Mayo Clinic
  • 11:45 a.m. CST: “Maximizing Wellness and Cancer Prevention through Exercise” by Linde Sifuentes, Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center, Mayo Clinic
  • 12:30 p.m. CST: “Options for Colon Cancer Screening” by John Kisiel, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic
  • 1:30 p.m. CST: “Strengthening Healing: Breathing and Relaxation Exercises” by Tim Yoder, Chaplain Services, Mayo Clinic

In addition, the event will feature further learning opportunities on:

  • Colon cancer prevention, screening, and DNA stool testing
  • Colon cancer treatment and research
  • Colonoscopy Video
  • Hot topics in nutrition and cancer
  • Mayo Clinic Caring Canines Program, meet our dog, Maggie, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.