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.
September is Gynecological Cancer Awareness Month. Gynecological cancers are cancers of women's reproductive organs and include cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal and vulvar cancer.
Some signs to watch for include:
pain or pressure in the pelvis that won't go away and you don't know why it is [...]
Join the Journey's 15th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk is this Sunday, September 15th. Each step taken together helps increase community awareness regarding breast cancer screening, breast health and supports those living with the diagnosis.
WHEN: Sunday, September 15th, 2019
WHERE: Mayo High School - 1420 11th Avenue [...]
Everyone has their own unique way of dealing with the stress of a serious diagnosis. We often talk about the “fight or flight” response as our body’s way of responding to a situation that feels threatening to us. Most of our current threats do not require us to physically [...]
August is often when the fruits of our labors reveal themselves. Gardens planted in late spring are now (hopefully) full of life and we are left reaping and sharing the bounty. In reflecting on this further, I couldn't help but think of all of the benefits a garden provides. [...]
Article contributed by Erin Haefner
I was recently reading an article on the American Cancer Society’s website titled, “Obesity-Related Cancers Rising in Young Adults in the U.S., Millennials have about double the risk of some cancers compared to Baby Boomers at same age.” And I was shocked at what [...]