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.
When working with cancer patients and their families, a common thing I hear is "I'm surprised by my friend." People say they are surprised by a friend they didn't imagine would be present or are hurt by someone, once supportive, who has now "ditched" them. While it is comforting when [...]
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 [...]
It is prom season and unfortunately, that may lead to an increase in tanning bed use. The quest for a bronzed look may continue to drive this activity but it can also put our skin and health in jeopardy. The Journal of the National Cancer Institute published a study [...]
April is Testicular Cancer Awareness month. This isn't a cancer we hear about as much, likely because it doesn't effect as many people as many other cancers do. Or, perhaps because the highest prevalence is among teens and men aged 15-35 and they likely don't want to share about the [...]
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 [...]