Living with cancer blog

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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.

    2 comments
  2. July 15, 2014

    Pay it forward with random acts of kindness

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N.

    Practice kindness and pass it on. You'll make someone's day and when they pass it on the kindness multiplies.

    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. May 22, 2014

    Mayo Clinic offers gene panel testing to target cancer treatment

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N.

    Gene panel looks at patient's tumor cells and tests for 50 genes that can affect tumor growth and could identify specific treatment options.

    18 comments
  5. March 12, 2014

    Colon cancer awareness: Check out the strollin' colon

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N.

    Patients, families and the public are invited to get the latest updates from Mayo Clinic related to prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment and care of colon cancer.

    9 comments
  6. February 26, 2014

    Planning ahead with an advance directive is crucial

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N.

    Dealing with a life-changing diagnosis such as cancer makes having an advance directive to outline treatment even more important.

    3 comments
  7. January 29, 2014

    Colorectal cancer risk: genes, the environment and family history

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N.

    Mayo Clinic expert discusses how colorectal cancer develops and triggers for screening, doctor visits.

    8 comments
  8. October 26, 2013

    Hope, resources and support for those living with cancer

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N. If you're living with cancer, use this connection outside the walls of Mayo Clinic to share your experiences. 27 comments
  9. 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
  10. September 28, 2013

    What's your definition of cancer survivor?

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N. Some people living with cancer prefer the term thriver rather than survivor. Others can be in the category of previvor. Previvors are people have survived the risk of cancer due to genetic mutation. 33 comments
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