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.
Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is a mental health condition that is triggered by a shocking, terrifying, or scary event. We often associate PTSD with war, sexual or physical assault, or a serious accident. Research has shown that post-traumatic stress disorder can also occur with cancer survivors — especially since [...]
While I was growing up my parents would frequently tell me it was “important to treat other people the way you would want to be treated.” Many of us know that wise advice as the “Golden Rule.” Years later, while teaching stress management classes, I began sharing my “Silver [...]
Do minutes ever seem like hours and days like weeks? Many people claim these statements to be true when waiting for test results – the period from collection to results can mirror what feels like eternity. There isn’t any dancing around it, waiting for results can be stressful, but there [...]
When working with cancer patients and their families, a common thing I hear is "I'm surprised by my friend." People say they are surprised by a friend they didn't imagine would be present or are hurt by someone, once supportive, who has now "ditched" them. While it is comforting when [...]
Article contributed by Tammy Adams, RN, Educator, Slaggie Family Cancer Education Center
“Strike Out Cancer”- Celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day - Sunday, June 2, 2019!
Cancer survivors, their families and friends are invited to a celebration of life during the National Cancer Survivors Day [...]