Living with cancer blog

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Sheryl M. Ness, R.N.

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  1. March 26, 2014

    New therapies sought for triple negative breast cancer

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N.

    Researchers have found that triple negative breast cancer is more common in younger women and in African-American women. It's challenging to treat and cure.

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  2. February 26, 2014

    Planning ahead with an advance directive is crucial

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N.

    Dealing with a life-changing diagnosis such as cancer makes having an advance directive to outline treatment even more important.

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  3. October 26, 2013

    Hope, resources and support for those living with cancer

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N. If you're living with cancer, use this connection outside the walls of Mayo Clinic to share your experiences. 27 comments
  4. October 12, 2013

    Tips for seeking second opinion on cancer care

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N. A second opinion sheds new light on cancer treatment options and gives you confidence on how to proceed with your care. 3 comments
  5. September 28, 2013

    What's your definition of cancer survivor?

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N. Some people living with cancer prefer the term thriver rather than survivor. Others can be in the category of previvor. Previvors are people have survived the risk of cancer due to genetic mutation. 32 comments
  6. August 31, 2013

    Racing toward a cure for breast cancer

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N. Awareness events help breast cancer survivors connect in drive to make a difference. 9 comments
  7. July 3, 2013

    Molecular profiling: Personalizing your cancer treatment

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N. Mayo Clinic researchers aim to individualize cancer therapies through molecular profiling. 1 comment
  8. May 25, 2013

    Preventive mastectomy — a personal choice

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N. Whether to have a preventive mastectomy or not is a highly personal choice. Know the key issues and alternative strategies. 13 comments
  9. April 13, 2013

    Explore the uplifting effects of aromatherapy

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N. Aromatherapy may help cancer survivors lower anxiety, relieve stress and improve mood. 4 comments
  10. March 30, 2013

    Living with Cancer patient conference videos available

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N. Find out more about inheriting cancer, the environment and cancer, pancreatic cancer, alternative cancer therapies and more. 6 comments
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