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Sheryl M. Ness, R.N.

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  1. November 21, 2014

    Press the pause button and connect with your heart

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N.

    This holiday season, make a personal connection by turning off the technology.

    3 comments
  2. November 8, 2014

    Find support when parenting through cancer

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N.

    Parents may wonder how to best talk with children about a diagnosis of cancer. Children can usually sense when something is wrong, even at a young age, so it's best to be honest with them.

    0 comments
  3. October 31, 2014

    Help for cancer survivors dealing with sexual pain

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N.

    There are times when cancer treatment may cause painful sex for a woman. Pain during sexual intercourse may cause additional stress to the intimate and emotional relationship with her partner.

    8 comments
  4. October 11, 2014

    Tips on balancing cancer treatment, desire to work

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N.

    Remaining involved in work or returning to work as you complete cancer treatment helps you get back to a normal routine. Work can be a good distraction from thinking about cancer, and keep you motivated.

    3 comments
  5. October 3, 2014

    Resistance training helps cancer survivors

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N.

    Weight-training participants who've had cancer report a positive effect on their quality of life with a notable decrease in cancer-related fatigue.

    9 comments
  6. September 20, 2014

    Cultural traditions influence caregiving with cancer patients

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N.

    During the diagnosis, treatment and recovery from cancer, cultural traditions may play a key role in helping you feel cared for and loved.

    1 comment
  7. September 12, 2014

    Groups offer support for brain tumor survivors

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N.

    Support organizations help brain tumor survivors navigate treatment, recovery.

    1 comment
  8. 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.

    16 comments
  9. August 15, 2014

    Biomarkers help guide individualized treatment

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N.

    Biomarkers are substances in the body that can be used to help individualize cancer treatments.

    0 comments
  10. August 9, 2014

    Caring Canines: Receive support from a four-legged friend

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N.

    Specially trained dogs and their handlers provide companionship and comfort to people in the hospital and their families.

    6 comments
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