Living with cancer blog


Sheryl M. Ness, R.N.

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  1. September 22, 2012

    Event highlights latest updates on pancreatic cancer

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N. Mayo Clinic cancer experts, pancreatic cancer survivors and caregivers highlight educational event featuring research updates, patient stories. 12 comments
  2. September 15, 2012

    What you can do if cancer returns

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N. Recurrent cancer often can be kept under control with treatment. Make sure to set goals, and explore options. 20 comments
  3. September 8, 2012

    Communicating with your doctor

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N. Effective communication can improve your care experience and lessen your worries along the way. 15 comments
  4. September 5, 2012

    Mindfulness for a healthy mind and body

    By Edward T. Creagan, M.D. Mindfulness appears to boost the immune system in addition to its mental health benefits. 8 comments
  5. September 1, 2012

    Compassionate use of experimental drugs possible in cancer treatment

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N. If strict criteria are met, you can be granted permission to try experimental drugs for cancer treatment. 5 comments
  6. August 25, 2012

    Racing toward a cure for breast cancer

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N. Mayo Clinic hosts booth at 20th annual race in Phoenix to raise money for breast cancer fight. 1 comment
  7. August 21, 2012

    HPV vaccine can help prevent cervical cancer

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N. Cervical cancer second most common cause of cancer death in women. HPV vaccine protects against most viruses that cause cervical cancer. 5 comments
  8. August 10, 2012

    BRCA testing can help you understand your cancer risk

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N. BRCA testing uses DNA analysis to identify harmful changes that signal a higher risk for breast and ovarian cancer. 15 comments
  9. August 3, 2012

    Cancer survivors show spirit with dragon boats

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N. Dragon boat teams provide a chance for breast cancer survivors to stay active and connect with others. 14 comments
  10. July 28, 2012

    Gardening restores the body and soul

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N. Gardening offers cancer survivors the opportunity to get some exercise, stay healthy and nourish the soul. A garden gives back, too, with beauty and bounty. 17 comments
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