Living with cancer blog

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Sheryl M. Ness, R.N.

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  1. November 3, 2012

    Oral chemotherapy — not just any ordinary pill

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N. Oral chemotherapy is becoming more and more common. Follow instructions closely and watch for unique side effects. 30 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 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
  4. August 15, 2012

    Fruit or vegetable — Do you know the difference?

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. Can you explain the difference between fruits and vegetables? And do you get enough of both in your diet? 70 comments
  5. July 25, 2012

    Sitting disease

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. The number of hours you spend sitting each day can affect how long you live as well as your quality of life. 14 comments
  6. June 9, 2012

    New magazine keeps you up to date on Mayo Clinic Cancer Center

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N. New publication helps you connect to Mayo Clinic Cancer Center research and other important news. 3 comments
  7. May 26, 2012

    Yoga helps cancer survivors with overall well-being

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N. Yoga can help cancer survivors overcome lack of energy and fatigue. 22 comments
  8. April 7, 2012

    Health literacy — What are you missing when talking with your provider?

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N. Cancer diagnosis can be confusing and complicated. Clear, concise communication between providers and patients is vital. 16 comments
  9. March 20, 2012

    Colon cancer prevention — Screening is vital

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N. Colon cancer screening should start at age 50 — or younger if you have a family history or other risk factors. 12 comments
  10. March 10, 2012

    Skin, hair care concern cancer survivors

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N. Dealing with physical, emotional impact of cancer treatment is difficult. Working on your appearance can bring a sense of comfort and normality. 21 comments
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