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

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!


Mayo Clinic Rochester

Mayo Clinic Arizona

Mayo Clinic Florida


Mayo Clinic Rochester


The Stephen and Barbara Slaggie Family Cancer Education Center offers classes to support cancer patients, their caregivers, staff and the public during diagnosis, treatment and life after treatment. For current classes, download a PDF of the Cancer Education Center newsletter, Happenings

The center team includes cancer educators, a librarian, and Patient Navigators who are available to help patients and the public:

  • Learn about cancer prevention and detection.
  • Find out more about a cancer diagnosis.
  • Explore treatment options and how to manage treatment-related side effects.
  • Connect to educational sessions and support groups.
  • Address survivorship issues.
  • Locate additional support resources, such as financial assistance, lodging, transportation, wigs and prosthetics.

To contact the Slaggie Family Cancer Education Center in Minnesota, call 507-266-9288 or visit us on the lobby level of the Gonda Building, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Mayo Clinic Arizona

Patient library

Mayo Clinic in Arizona has two patient education libraries, one in the Mayo Clinic Building – Scottsdale, and one in the Mayo Clinic Building – Phoenix. The libraries are open 8 am – 4:30 pm (MST) Mon-Fri. Visit the patient library webpage for more information and contact info. The libraries provide:

    • Books, pamphlets, and brochures on cancer topics
    • Access to cancer-related computer resources
    • Librarians to assist with finding and using information

Daily group classes on chemotherapy treatment are taught by a certified oncology nurse. Additional classes on treatments and other topics are available in group and one-on-one settings. Please see our calendar of events or talk with your health care provider to learn more about available classes.

A Patient Navigator is located in the Phoenix campus patient library. Request an appointment by calling (480) 342-4229 or stop in to see if someone is available. Navigators provide:

    • Assistance and resources for financial, lodging and transportation needs
    • Information and schedules for classes and support groups
    • Patient education materials on cancer topics


Mayo Clinic Florida


The William and Nancy Juhn Cancer Education Room is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is located on the 2nd Floor of the Mangurian Building. Education sessions for patients and families are scheduled with a Chemotherapy Registered Nurse prior to the first chemotherapy treatment. These individual sessions are held in the Juhn Education Room. When the room isn’t being used for formal education, patients and families are welcome to browse the resources in the area. Staff members are nearby to answer questions and assist with checking out of materials.

Additional resources including pamphlets, books, journals and computers for patient-use are available in the Lobby of the 3rd Floor of the Mangurian Building. Staff and volunteers are available to assist visitors in searching the Internet for cancer-related information.




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