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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Dec 5, 2018

Reducing Stress During the Holidays

By Lisa Stephens, PhD @lisastephens
As the song goes…"It’s the most wonderful time of the year." For many, this is true. Some absolutely love the hustle and bustle, razzle and dazzle of the holiday season, yet there are others who find the demands to be too much. The array of stressors such as baking, [...]
Reducing Stress During the Holidays
Nov 29, 2018

Learn about E-cigarettes

By Megan Roessler M. Ed. @meganroessler
What are e-cigarettes?  They are battery powered electronic cigarettes.  The device heats a liquid into a vapor to be inhaled.  Because it's a vapor, it is often referred to as "vaping."  The liquid typically contains vegetable glycerin or propylene glycol, flavorings, other additives, as well as nicotine.  There is [...]
Learn about E-cigarettes
Nov 20, 2018

The Great American Smokeout

By Wendy Hanson, MPH @wendyhanson
The American Cancer Society (ACS) reports smoking remains the single largest preventable cause of death and illness in the world with more than 34 million Americans smoking cigarettes. For over 40 years, the third Thursday in November has been recognized as the Great American Smokeout. The day marks an [...]
The Great American Smokeout
Nov 7, 2018

Lung Cancer Screening: Is it right for you?

By Lisa Stephens, PhD @lisastephens
November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control, cigarette smoking is linked to about 80% to 90% of lung cancer deaths in the United States. Secondhand smoke (smoke from other people’s cigarettes, pipes, or cigars), radon gas, which occurs naturally from rocks and dirt, [...]
Lung Cancer Screening: Is it right for you?
Oct 22, 2018

Benefits of Yoga

By Wendy Hanson, MPH @wendyhanson
Yoga: Fight stress and find serenity Is yoga right for you? It is if you want to fight stress, get fit and stay healthy. Your phone is ringing, your to-do list is a mile long and your partner wants to know what's for dinner. Stress and anxiety [...]
Benefits of Yoga

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