Expert Blog Posts

  1. 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.

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  2. 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
  3. April 13, 2013

    Explore the uplifting effects of aromatherapy

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N. Aromatherapy may help cancer survivors lower anxiety, relieve stress and improve mood. 4 comments
  4. March 16, 2013

    How new cancer drugs are developed

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N. Find out how new cancer drugs are studied, developed and approved by the FDA. 14 comments
  5. January 12, 2013

    Check out these favorite books on cancer survivorship

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N. Practical books on surviving cancer deal with everything from emotions to physical changes, alternative medicine to nutrition. 11 comments
  6. December 20, 2012

    Inspiration for the holidays

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N. Cancer survivors need to reduce stress this holiday season. Focus on what's really important — your health and the special gifts you share with others. 6 comments
  7. October 20, 2012

    Connection to others vital for cancer survivors

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N. Cancer survivors need to connect with family and friends. Survivors and their close ones both should reach out to make those connections. 6 comments
  8. June 16, 2012

    Childhood cancer survivors face unique risks as adults

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N. Childhood radiation treatments may increase some health risks for survivors in their adult years. 16 comments
  9. April 21, 2012

    Tastes change during cancer treatment: Try more vegetables

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N. Spring heralds the time for more fresh vegetables. Add more of them to your diet as tastes change during cancer treatment. 11 comments
  10. March 3, 2012

    Connect with spiritual side on cancer journey

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N. Diagnosis of cancer brings a spiritual journey for many. Consider what's important and meaningful to you. 25 comments
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