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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.
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 [...]
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. [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]