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Tue, Jun 27 8:34am · Cancer survivors: Tips for taking care of yourself in Mayo Clinic Champions

Perfect words Linda! You are an inspiration to all. Thank you for sharing 🙂
Melissa

Mon, Jun 26 4:36pm · Know your options when dealing with heart issues in Mayo Clinic Champions

Hello Ralph,
I’m glad you found the information useful! I hope you’ve been able to connect a doctor. If you’re interested there is also a Heart & Blood Health group here on Connect, where you may find others facing similar issues. I’ve included the link to the group below:

https://connect.mayoclinic.org/group/heart-blood-vessel-conditions/

Thank you!
Melissa

Mon, Jun 26 12:51pm · Tell us what you think

The Mayo Clinic Champion team is looking for feedback on the information and resources available for Mayo Clinic Champions. The following are some questions to prompt you:Champions knowledge ideas

  • Are there any missing any FAQs?
  • Is there something you find yourself always having to look up?
  • Do you have additional training topic ideas?

Your feedback will help improve the Mayo Clinic Champions program. Below are some quick links to current resources.

Resources to help

The resources on the Mayo Clinic Champions website are meant to help you answer common questions about Mayo Clinic, prepare you to share your story, and provide the basics on being a Champion:

Please review the information and comment on what you find helpful and what else you may need.

Your feedback is valuable

Please offer suggestions in the comments section below, or send an email to champions@mayo.edu.

Fri, Jun 2 11:00am · Cancer survivors: Tips for taking care of yourself

As a cancer survivor, you can take care of your emotional well-being as well as your long-term health. Find out what you can do.

Managing your emotions after treatment

When you began your cancer treatment, you couldn’t wait for the day you’d finish. But now that you’ve completed your treatment, you aren’t sure if you’re ready for life after treatment as a cancer survivor.

With your treatment completed, you’ll likely see your cancer care team less often. Though you, your friends and your family are all eager to return to a more normal life, it can be scary to leave the protective cocoon of health care providers and nurses who supported you through treatment.

Everything you’re feeling right now is normal for cancer survivors. Recovering from cancer treatment isn’t just about your body. It’s also about healing your mind.

Take time to acknowledge the fear, grief and loneliness you’re feeling now. Then, take steps to understand why you feel these emotions and what you can do about them.

Learn more about fear of recurrence, stress, depression and anxiety and more.

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Care for your body after treatment

After your cancer treatment, as a cancer survivor you’re eager to return to good health. But, beyond your initial recovery, there are ways to improve your long-term health, so that you can enjoy the years ahead as a cancer survivor.

The recommendations for cancer survivors are no different from the recommendations for anyone who wants to improve his or her health: Exercise, eat a balanced diet, maintain a healthy weight, avoid tobacco, and limit alcohol consumption.

But, for cancer survivors, these strategies have added benefits. These simple steps can improve your quality of life, smoothing your transition into survivorship. Here’s what you can do to take care of yourself after cancer treatment.

Learn more about simple steps to improve your sense of well-being and your quality of life.

 

Share these tips with cancer survivors.

 

 

Wed, May 24 2:17pm · Know your options when dealing with heart issues

Bob was diagnosed with congestive heart failure due to a leaky mitral valve. He went from being an active fisherman to barely being able to walk to the mailbox.

His local physician referred him to Mayo Clinic and Peter Pollak, M.D., a cardiologist, to consider a minimally invasive procedure for patients with leaking mitral valves who are suffering from mitral valve regurgitation, and are too old or too weak for open-heart surgery.

 

 

 

Get your life back

“I could tell almost immediately that my breathing was better,” says Bob, a Mayo Clinic mitral valve patient. “I was up on my feet and felt just great.”

Share Bob’s story and help others looking for heart surgery options.

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