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.

Oct 12, 2017

Welcome to the Cancer Education Page

By Wendy Hanson, MPH, @wendyhanson

welcomeThe American Cancer Society (ACS) defines a cancer survivor from the time of diagnosis throughout the balance of life. ACS estimates the number of cancer survivors in the United States alone will exceed 20 million by 2026. This page is for these survivors, as well as caregivers, friends and families.

The word “cancer” stirs up many emotions. Our team is here to help sort out those emotions and assist you in being your own best advocate. More than ever before, cancer survivors are playing an active role in their health care team by learning about their diagnosis, treatment options and resources. Please lean on us to help you navigate through any unknowns.

While nothing will ever diminish the seriousness of cancer, we are fortunate that so many medical researchers, at Mayo Clinic and around the world, are focused on understanding and reducing the burden of cancer. A cancer diagnosis can be life-changing and concerns can plague survivors long after diagnosis and even "cure."

We hope this page provides the education you are seeking as well as connects you to supportive resources. You are not alone; our team is here to help.

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