Cancer Education Center

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.

 

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Feb 19, 2018

Cancer prevention: 7 tips to reduce your risk

By Wendy Hanson, MPH @wendyhanson
You've probably heard conflicting reports about cancer prevention. Sometimes the tip recommended in one study or news report is advised against in another. In many cases, what is known about cancer prevention is still evolving. However, one thing that is consistently agreed upon is your chances of developing cancer are [...]
Feb 13, 2018

Mayo Clinic to host public cancer education symposium in Orlando

By Lisa Stephens, PhD @lisastephens
ORLANDO, Fla. ― Individuals interested in learning more about the latest in cancer research, treatment and care will want to attend a free public cancer education symposium, “Capture the Moment” hosted by Mayo Clinic Cancer Center. The symposium will be held on March 3 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. [...]
Mayo Clinic to host public cancer education symposium in Orlando
Feb 7, 2018

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Cold cap therapy can reduce hair loss caused by chemotherapy

By Lisa Stephens, PhD @lisastephens
Many times when people hear the word cancer it is often associated with thoughts of chemotherapy or “chemo.” Not long after, many of us begin to associate chemo with hair loss. Some chemotherapy drugs are known to cause hair loss. In our Cancer Education Center we have received questions about cold [...]
Mayo Clinic Q and A: Cold cap therapy can reduce hair loss caused by chemotherapy
Jan 30, 2018

Reducing 13 Cancer Types

By Megan Roessler @meganroessler
Article contributed by Lonnie Fynskov, Patient Educator Stephen and Barbare Slaggie Family Cancer Education Center, Rochester, MN I wonder how much I would spend on a pill if I knew it reduced my chances of getting at least 13 different cancers and decreased the possibility of getting heart disease, diabetes, [...]
Reducing 13 Cancer Types
Jan 16, 2018

Allowing Gratitude to Stomp out Fear

By Wendy Hanson, MPH @wendyhanson
I remember the moment clearly, as I am sure many of you who have stood on the edge of a life-changing experience do. The day started out just like any other, aside from a scheduled ultrasound appointment. Many hours and physicians later, I found myself wavering between two halves – [...]
Allowing Gratitude to Stomp out Fear