Cancer Education Center

Welcome to the Slaggie Family Cancer Education Center page. Our goal is to empower patients and their supporters to become active partners in their health care by providing relevant information, increasing knowledge and learning from one another’s experiences. Follow the Cancer Education Center page and stay up-to-date as we post accurate and timely cancer-related information on topics such as cancer prevention, risks, treatments, clinical trials, end-of-life care, and survivorship. No matter where you are in your journey, we are here to help.

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Jul 17, 2019

Forefront: The Latest Edition of Mayo Clinic Cancer Center Magazine

By Megan Roessler M. Ed. @meganroessler
Volume 8, Issue 2, June 2019 The Summer 2019 issue of the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center magazine, Forefront, has arrived. Features include brief news articles about Mayo Clinic Cancer Center research, video commentary from researchers, and investigator profiles. Click here to subscribe, read this newsletter edition or view archived publications. Director's [...]
Forefront: The Latest Edition of Mayo Clinic Cancer Center Magazine
Jul 11, 2019

Tips for cancer survivors to keep cool in the summer heat

By Wendy Hanson, MPH @wendyhanson
Summer is in full swing. With the higher temperatures and intense summer sun it's important to stay safe and healthy. Here are a few tips to keep in mind: Protect your skin from sun exposure by wearing protective clothing and hats. Use sunscreen with SPF [...]
Tips for cancer survivors to keep cool in the summer heat
Jul 2, 2019

Cancer. Work. Hmmm, I hadn’t thought of that…

By Lonnie J. Fynskov, R.N. @lonniefynskov
For many people when they first hear a diagnosis of cancer for themselves or a loved one, work accommodations are not among the first thoughts that enter their mind. Usually our mind will race through a variety of concerns such as: Am I going to survive? [...]
Cancer. Work. Hmmm, I hadn’t thought of that…
Jun 25, 2019

What is your story?

By Wendy Hanson, MPH @wendyhanson
  Meet Claire. At age 20, Claire was studying to be a doctor and was diagnosed with melanoma. In the midst of a terminal diagnosis she became an inspiration to many. Her family shares this touching story. Claire's Story https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LH-Impi3yU Every person has a [...]
What is your story?
Jun 17, 2019

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Can Affect Cancer Survivors

By Megan Roessler M. Ed. @meganroessler
Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is a mental health condition that is triggered by a shocking, terrifying, or scary event.   We often associate PTSD with war, sexual or physical assault, or a serious accident. Research has shown that post-traumatic stress disorder can also occur with cancer survivors — especially since [...]
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Can Affect Cancer Survivors

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