Living with cancer blog

Workshop to help empower cancer patients, families

By Lonnie Fynskov, R.N. October 22, 2016

Each of you deals with a new diagnosis of cancer in your own way. The same is true of family members. Part of the process is managing emotions and learning where you have control.

Workshops are one of my favorite ways to learn. I love the variety of topics that can be discussed as well as the opportunity to hear from several experts in one day. Nov. 5th will be one of those days.

The Mayo Clinic Cancer Education Program is offering a patient and family education symposium focusing on wellness perspectives for living well now, through and beyond a cancer diagnosis.

This education event — for patients, families, caregivers and the public — will highlight innovative treatment strategies, symptom management, hot topics in nutrition, genetics of cancer, and practical approaches to decrease stress and increase resilience.

Mayo Clinic's Dr. Svetomir Markovic will discuss "Novel Therapies and Innovations in Cancer Treatment" and Dr. Amit Sood will present "The Resilient Option: How to Withstand and Bounce Back from Adversity".

If your time and location allow you to attend, the following contact information will help with registration:

  • Empowered to Live Well
    • Patient and Family Cancer Education Symposium
    • Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016: 8:15 a.m. — 3:45 p.m.
    • Phillips Hall, Siebens Building, Mayo Clinic
      Rochester, Minnesota

Additional information: Phone: 507-538-6001 or email

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Oct. 22, 2016