At Mayo Clinic, education plays an important role in the success of a patient's cancer care plan. Knowledge allows Mayo Clinic patients the opportunity to actively participate in their cancer care.
Cancer education topics at Mayo Clinic include cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment, coping strategies, health maintenance and caregiving. Spanish-language materials are also available.
The William and Nancy Juhn Cancer Education Room is a focal point for information and helps empower patients to become active partners in their health care. The resource is free to patients, their families, and the public. The information is reliable, relevant, and addresses all aspects of cancer care.
Cancer Education Room Location: Davis Building, 8th Floor
Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday
The room is staffed primarily by Mayo Clinic volunteers. An oncology nurse can address specific questions. Volunteers can assist with information searches on topics such as:
Additional resources in the Juhn Cancer Education Room include:
At the Breast Center in Florida, specialized educational resources include personalized instruction from a nurse educator/case manager for patients with breast concerns. Services include education, support, and breast cancer navigation at the time of diagnosis and throughout the course of treatment and extending into survivorship care. This area also has a dedicated education room with group education capabilities, books, CDs, tapes, and a pamphlet library of breast cancer reference materials.
General cancer information can also be found at MayoClinic.com, the National Cancer Institute and the American Cancer Society.