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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.
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 [...]
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?
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.
Every person has a [...]
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 [...]