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.
October is breast cancer awareness month. Maybe you have seen a little extra pink this month promoting support and awareness. Preventive screening in the form of a mammogram is important! Many women cite the discomfort of a mammogram as a reason they put the test off. Here are some suggestions to help [...]
The Fall 2018 issue of the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center magazine, Forefront, has arrived. Features include brief news articles about Mayo Clinic Cancer Center research, video commentary from researchers, and investigator profiles. Click here to subscribe, read this newsletter edition or view any archives.
Volume 7, Issue 3, September [...]
Article contributed by Jeri Lensing and Angela Young, American Cancer Society patient navigators
Being a caregiver can mean seeing to the daily needs of a friend or loved one, but also may include taking on additional roles, including managing finances, home maintenance, child care, laundry, grocery shopping and meal [...]
Chizuko Ikeda is a harpist from Kyoto, Japan. Ms. Ikeda is interested in music therapy and has studied in Japan, Ireland, Europe, and the United States. She has performed concerts throughout the world including many in hospitals, hospices, and rehabilitation centers. Two examples include a Rehabilitation Center for Disabled Children in [...]
A variety of emotions is normal and, despite being eager to return to a more normal life, it can be scary to step away from the doctors and nurses who supported you through treatment. Take time to acknowledge how and understand why you feel these emotions and what you [...]