Cancer Education

More than 150,000 people with cancer come to a Mayo Clinic site annually. Patients benefit from the knowledge and extensive experience of Mayo Clinic specialists and integrated approach to treating each individual.  Reliable, up-to-date education is central to a patient’s cancer care plan.

Mayo Clinic provides information and resources to support patients during diagnosis, treatment and life after treatment. Knowledge empowers people to be active partners in their health care.

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Integrative therapies and creative strategies may help manage the side effects of cancer and its treatment. Perhaps trying something new may help you manage pain, nausea, anxiety, and/or stress.

Mindfulness is being present where you are. Start by paying attention to your breath. Feel yourself breathe in fresh, healthy air and breathe out the old air and anything in your body you want to get rid of. Check out the Mayo Clinic developed pamphlet and video below.

Acupuncture has been found to assist with pain management, chemotherapy related nausea and decreased appetite. Plus it may assist with anxiety and sleep issues. Ask your health care provider to recommend a licensed provider.

 

Journaling has been found to help many patients explore their feelings about their cancer journey. Others will create the story of their lives.

You may start by asking yourself these questions:

  • What is your earliest memory?
  • Name 5 people who have had the most influence in your life.
  • What would a perfect day for you look like?

Read this post on taking supplements while undergoing cancer treatment.

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