Expert Blog Posts

  1. 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.

    7 comments
  2. July 18, 2014

    Mayo Clinic Women's Health Clinic provides focus on cancer survivorship

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N.

    The Women's Health Clinic offers consultation for questions or concerns about menopause, sexual health and cancer survivorship.

    8 comments
  3. June 3, 2014

    The lost art of letter writing can benefit cancer survivors

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N.

    Researchers have found that people reported positive effects including increased levels of happiness and lower reported feelings of depression after incorporating letter writing into their weekly routine.

    9 comments
  4. February 19, 2014

    The path to mindfulness and gratitude

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N.

    Researchers have studied the effects of mindfulness meditation and found that the practice can reduce stress and anxiety which has a positive effect on the mind and body.

    1 comment
  5. October 12, 2013

    Tips for seeking second opinion on cancer care

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N. A second opinion sheds new light on cancer treatment options and gives you confidence on how to proceed with your care. 7 comments
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. March 30, 2013

    Living with Cancer patient conference videos available

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N. Find out more about inheriting cancer, the environment and cancer, pancreatic cancer, alternative cancer therapies and more. 6 comments
  9. February 2, 2013

    Try, do or see 13 new things in 2013

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N. Take a break from routine as a cancer survivor and step outside your comfort zone. Try some new things and experience the joy of life. 12 comments
  10. November 17, 2012

    Connecting to your inner spirit helps with cancer diagnosis

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N. Use your spiritual values and belief system to reframe your cancer diagnosis and find meaning and purpose in life. 12 comments
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