Living with cancer blog

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Sheryl M. Ness, R.N.

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  1. August 28, 2014

    What's taboo to you as a cancer survivor?

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N.

    Taboo topics are difficult to think about, talk about and confront. However, they're probably the ones that cause a lot of emotional pain or anxiety if you have no way of talking about them.

    3 comments
  2. July 18, 2014

    Mayo Clinic Women's Health Clinic provides focus on cancer survivorship

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N.

    The Women's Health Clinic offers consultation for questions or concerns about menopause, sexual health and cancer survivorship.

    5 comments
  3. June 26, 2014

    Functional foods give a boost to your wellness

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N.

    Researchers are studying how certain foods called functional foods can help enhance health and prevent illness.

    0 comments
  4. May 22, 2014

    Mayo Clinic offers gene panel testing to target cancer treatment

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N.

    Gene panel looks at patient's tumor cells and tests for 50 genes that can affect tumor growth and could identify specific treatment options.

    18 comments
  5. May 22, 2014

    Mayo Clinic offers gene panel testing to target cancer treatment

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N.

    Gene panel looks at patient's tumor cells and tests for 50 genes that can affect tumor growth and could identify specific treatment options.

    18 comments
  6. 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.

    30 comments
  7. 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.

    3 comments
  8. 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
  9. 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. 5 comments
  10. 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. 33 comments
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