Cancer Education Center

The Stephen and Barbara Slaggie Cancer Education Center is closed for walk-in assistance and group classes to avoid transmission risk during COVID-19. Staff are available by appointment only. To schedule, call 507-266-2991 or email canceredprog@mayo.edu.

See “MORE” to find recordings and classes typically offered within the Cancer Education Center in Rochester, MN. Topics include Reducing Fatigue, Moving Forward After Cancer, Nutrition and Cancer, Physical Activity, Stress Management and more!

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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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