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.
We are all thinking about masks these days like we never have before. We see people out in public wearing them. We hear every news outlet talking about how very critical they are in the medical setting. All those who work in supply chain are feeling the demand. Some [...]
Older adults and those with serious chronic medical conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes and lung disease are at higher risk of developing serious complications if infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
But what about patients with cancer?
Cancer patients may be at a higher risk [...]
I am a cancer patient. What should I do to protect myself from COVID-19?
Because cancer treatments weaken the body's immune system, cancer patients are among those at risk for serious illness from COVID-19 The CDC recommends that people at higher risk for COVID-19:
Have you ever thought about what makes a difference for you when learning something new?
Think back to when you first learned you had cancer. Did you find yourself taking lots of notes and reading as much as possible about your cancer type? Or perhaps you jumped on [...]
When a loved one has a cancer diagnosis, you may find yourself being thrust into the caregiver role. This may be different than other times you have been a caregiver. If you become a parent, are close to someone having a surgery, an aging parent...you may have a little lead [...]