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.

Wed, Feb 6 2:51pm

March 4: Strollin’ Colon – Colon Cancer Awareness Event

By Wendy Hanson, @wendyhanson

2017 Strollin'Colon 391

Do you know the facts about colon cancer-what types of screening tests are available, whether you’re at risk, and how it is treated?

You can learn more by taking a walk through the inflatable Strollin’ Colon on Monday, March 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Cancer Education Center located on Gonda Lobby of the Mayo Clinic’s Rochester, MN campus. As part of Colon Cancer Awareness Month, Mayo Clinic Cancer Education Program is teaming up Mayo Clinic experts to provide the latest information about colon cancer prevention, screening, and treatment, as well as exciting research discoveries.

Meet the Experts:

  • 10:15 a.m. CST: “Update on Colon Cancer Treatment and Research” by Joleen Hubbard, MD., Medical Oncology, Mayo Clinic
  • 11:00 a.m. CST: “Maximizing Wellness and Cancer Prevention through Nutrition” by Madelynn Strong, MS, RDN, LD, Clinical Dietitian, Mayo Clinic
  • 11:45 a.m. CST: “Maximizing Wellness and Cancer Prevention through Exercise” by Linde Sifuentes, Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center, Mayo Clinic
  • 12:30 p.m. CST: “Options for Colon Cancer Screening” by John Kisiel, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic
  • 1:30 p.m. CST: “Strengthening Healing: Breathing and Relaxation Exercises” by Tim Yoder, Chaplain Services, Mayo Clinic

In addition, the event will feature further learning opportunities on:

  • Colon cancer prevention, screening, and DNA stool testing
  • Colon cancer treatment and research
  • Colonoscopy Video
  • Hot topics in nutrition and cancer
  • Mayo Clinic Caring Canines Program, meet our dog, Maggie, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.



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