Expert Blog Posts

  1. July 10, 2014

    Trial uses TheraSphere for the treatment of liver metastases

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N.

    TheraSphere delivers radiation through tiny glass beads about a third of the width of a human hair directly into the liver tumors.

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  2. 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.

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  3. 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
  4. September 14, 2013

    What are the ingredients to happiness?

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N. You can't eliminate uncertainty or anxiety, but you can find ways to have more positive, happy days instead of days filled with sadness and negative emotions. 16 comments
  5. June 8, 2013

    Quality of life issues key factor for cancer patients

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N. Quality of life issues affect cancer patients during treatment and years later for many. 22 comments
  6. May 10, 2013

    Gratitude for a mother's care and love

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N. Mothers can play a key role for those struggling with the emotions and stress of living with cancer. 2 comments
  7. February 23, 2013

    Mayo Clinic patient app can make your life easier

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N. Our patient app give you access to medical records, appointment schedules, prescription refills, secure messaging between you and your care team and more. 4 comments
  8. February 16, 2013

    Cancer survivors struggle with fear of frequent scans

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N. "Scanitis" might lead to changes in follow-up scan schedules for cancer survivors. 46 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. 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
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