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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Mar 21, 2019

Forefront: The Latest Edition of Mayo Clinic Cancer Center Magazine

By Megan Roessler M. Ed. @meganroessler
Volume 8, Issue 1, March 2019 The Spring 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 any archives. [...]
Forefront: The Latest Edition of Mayo Clinic Cancer Center Magazine
Mar 18, 2019

Practice healthy eating during, after cancer treatment

By Wendy Hanson, MPH @wendyhanson
March is National Nutrition Month – a perfect reminder of the significance of good nutrition and eating well. A well-balanced and healthy diet is especially important during and after cancer treatment. The first step is to be mindful of what you are eating. One way to achieve this [...]
Practice healthy eating during, after cancer treatment
Mar 12, 2019

Melanoma Education Symposium 2019

By Wendy Hanson, MPH @wendyhanson
  As we gradually welcome warmer weather, more attention will be given to sun safe practices and monitoring one's skin for signs of sun damage. In recognition of Skin Cancer Awareness month, Mayo Clinic Rochester will host a Melanoma Education Symposium on Saturday, May 18, 2019. [...]
Melanoma Education Symposium 2019
Mar 6, 2019

Unwanted or Unsolicited Advice

By Megan Roessler M. Ed. @meganroessler
Article contributed by Cancer Education Center staff member Lonnie Fynskov, R.N. A diagnosis of cancer affects almost everyone at some point in our life, either our own health or that of someone we love. Frequently, a new cancer diagnosis comes with a lot of unsolicited, and sometimes unhelpful, [...]
Unwanted or Unsolicited Advice
Feb 28, 2019

Cancer Pain Relief Crucial to Quality of Life

By Megan Roessler M. Ed. @meganroessler
Let's explore the concept of pain together. You can experience different types of pain, including pain from the cancer tumor or location of the tumor, or from side effects of treatment (radiation, surgery, and/or chemotherapy). From my perspective, many people are reluctant to talk about pain with their oncologist either [...]
Cancer Pain Relief Crucial to Quality of Life

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