Expert Blog Posts

  1. 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
  2. July 13, 2013

    Skin cancer on the rise in young people

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N. Study says frequent use of tanning beds helps drive spike in skin cancer rate — especially among young women. 2 comments
  3. April 6, 2013

    Events to raise awareness of melanoma

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N. Run/walk and family education program aim to raise awareness of melanoma in Minnesota. 3 comments
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. July 7, 2012

    New cancer treatments create cost challenges

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N. PAN Foundation helps cancer patients pay for expensive new treatment methods. 11 comments
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. February 25, 2012

    Patient research advocates make a difference

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N. Cancer survivor helps consumers make meaningful contributions to cancer research. 10 comments
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