Expert Blog Posts

  1. October 5, 2013

    Genomics study targets women with breast cancer

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N. Study aims to better understand why current standard chemotherapy works well for some women with breast cancer but not others, and to improve treatment. 0 comments
  2. August 31, 2013

    Racing toward a cure for breast cancer

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N. Awareness events help breast cancer survivors connect in drive to make a difference. 11 comments
  3. July 27, 2013

    Palliative care helps cancer patients live longer and better

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N. Palliative care focuses on treating the whole person — including the physical, emotional, social and spiritual aspects — not just a disease. It's proven to improve quality of life. 9 comments
  4. 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
  5. December 1, 2012

    The importance of human touch for cancer patients

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N. Hands-on experience helps cancer patients relax, relieves pain, reduces blood pressure and more. The human touch reduces stress. 16 comments
  6. September 29, 2012

    New book guides women with breast cancer

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N. "The Mayo Clinic Breast Cancer Book'' demystifies breast cancer and gives you trusted, practical advice on what to do if you have breast cancer. 8 comments
  7. 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
  8. 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
  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. 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
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