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.
Article contributed by Erin Haefner
Music is a universal and beautiful thing. Some use music as background noise on their morning commute, some like to use it as a motivational tool while they exercise, and some study it, wanting to learn how it works. Music can also be used [...]
Don't miss next week's Beyond the Diagnosis: Empowered to Live Well session on cancer-related "brain fog." Come listen to Dr. Matthew Powell, a Clinical Neuropsychologist in Psychiatry and Psychology at Mayo Clinic explain what it is and how to manage it.
The session will be held on December 3rd, [...]
Article contributed by oncologist Edward T. Creagan, M. D.
Resiliency, stress, and burnout have become common topics in the corporate community.
Resiliency means that bounce back factor, that inner strength to overcome adversity, suit up, and get back into the arena despite the setbacks. Burnout has really reached [...]
With the change to wintry weather, comes the cold and flu season. Prevention is always important, but heightened diligence may be warranted during and after cancer treatment. Thorough hand washing is considered one of the most helpful strategies. Our hands come into contact daily with potential sources of one of [...]
Article contributed by Mayo Clinic acupuncturist Sara Bublitz, L.Ac
What can acupuncture treat?
Acupuncture can treat a myriad of conditions. It not only treats physical symptoms but helps with mental and emotional support as well. The World Health Organization [Who] published an official report listing 31 symptoms, [...]