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Sheryl M. Ness, R.N.

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  1. August 10, 2013

    Individualized treatment for lung cancer

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N. Individualized treatment for non-small cell lung cancer is made possible by molecular profiling of an individual's cancer cells. 3 comments
  2. August 2, 2013

    Choose to be hopeful

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N. People who are hopeful are more motivated to take care of themselves, practice healthy behaviors, overcome obstacles, and stick to treatment plans. 5 comments
  3. July 27, 2013

    Palliative care helps cancer patients live longer and better

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N. Palliative care focuses on treating the whole person — including the physical, emotional, social and spiritual aspects — not just a disease. It's proven to improve quality of life. 9 comments
  4. July 20, 2013

    Meditate in nature to help relieve stress of cancer fight

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N. A few minutes a day spent outdoors does wonders for the soul in fighting off stress. Take time to be thankful and enjoy the beauty. 8 comments
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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. 42 comments
  9. 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
  10. 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
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