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.

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Feb 12, 2019

The Power of Art

By Megan Roessler M. Ed. @meganroessler
I was reading a research study in the February edition of CJON (Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing) entitled "Artist Impact."  The study included an artist that painted in the same area that patients were receiving chemotherapy.  They measured how relaxed or anxious patients were, their level of social interaction [...]
The Power of Art
Feb 6, 2019

March 4: Strollin’ Colon – Colon Cancer Awareness Event

By Wendy Hanson, MPH @wendyhanson
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 [...]
March 4: Strollin’ Colon – Colon Cancer Awareness Event
Jan 31, 2019

Brain Fog Detective

By Megan Roessler M. Ed. @meganroessler
Article contributed by Cancer Education Center staff member Lonnie Fynskov, R.N. “Now why did I go in this room?” Probably we have all had those moments where our focus changes quickly and we cannot remember our reason for going to a specific location. Usually that is a signal [...]
Brain Fog Detective
Jan 24, 2019

Energizing Movement

By Megan Roessler M. Ed. @meganroessler
Exercise during cancer treatment?  Can I? Should I?  Maybe this is a question you have asked yourself.  Patients have a variety of thoughts about exercising during treatment, which can be influenced by your activity level prior to diagnosis.  Some people are accustomed to having a regular, even vigorous workout habit prior [...]
Energizing Movement
Jan 10, 2019

Best Ways to Prevent Nausea from Cancer Treatment

By Wendy Hanson, MPH @wendyhanson
Nausea is a common side effect of cancer treatment. Learn how to help prevent nausea by viewing this Mayo Clinic video or reading through the steps below to reduce your risk. Eat small meals. Enjoy small meals throughout the day rather than fewer, larger meals. If possible, don't skip [...]
Best Ways to Prevent Nausea from Cancer Treatment

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