Living with cancer blog

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Sheryl M. Ness, R.N.

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  1. July 13, 2013

    Skin cancer on the rise in young people

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N. Study says frequent use of tanning beds helps drive spike in skin cancer rate — especially among young women. 2 comments
  2. 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
  3. June 29, 2013

    HPV vaccine making a difference in infection rates

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N. Researchers have found that since the introduction of the HPV vaccine, infection rates have dropped by almost 50 percent. 1 comment
  4. June 22, 2013

    Mentoring for new cancer survivors

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N. Long-time cancer survivors provide a valuable service in mentoring those who are new to it. 28 comments
  5. June 15, 2013

    Difficult conversations about cancer can be empowering

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N. Being open in talking about cancer may help with your sense of empowerment, reality and feeling of control over your personal situation. 4 comments
  6. June 8, 2013

    Quality of life issues key factor for cancer patients

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N. Quality of life issues affect cancer patients during treatment and years later for many. 22 comments
  7. June 1, 2013

    Anger and cancer — what to do with the difficult emotions

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N. Anger is normal when dealing with cancer. What's key is how you deal with it. Try to direct it to something positive, be upfront about it and find a way to cope. 16 comments
  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. May 18, 2013

    Share your story about living with cancer

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N. Sharing your cancer stories can provide a ray of hope and reassurance to others. Make a difference. 29 comments
  10. May 10, 2013

    Gratitude for a mother's care and love

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N. Mothers can play a key role for those struggling with the emotions and stress of living with cancer. 2 comments
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