Expert Blog Posts

  1. September 20, 2014

    Cultural traditions influence caregiving with cancer patients

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N.

    During the diagnosis, treatment and recovery from cancer, cultural traditions may play a key role in helping you feel cared for and loved.

    1 comment
  2. 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
  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. July 20, 2013

    Meditate in nature to help relieve stress of cancer fight

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N. A few minutes a day spent outdoors does wonders for the soul in fighting off stress. Take time to be thankful and enjoy the beauty. 8 comments
  5. April 27, 2013

    Practice mindful eating during, after cancer treatment

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N. Mindful eating is a way of being present during eating by relaxing and taking time to taste, savor and celebrate food and nutrition. 8 comments
  6. December 8, 2012

    Living with cancer patient and family conference coming

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N. Cancer experts set to meet with patients, families to discuss the latest in diagnosis and treatment of cancer. 3 comments
  7. 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
  8. November 3, 2012

    Oral chemotherapy — not just any ordinary pill

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N. Oral chemotherapy is becoming more and more common. Follow instructions closely and watch for unique side effects. 30 comments
  9. June 23, 2012

    Cancer survivor caregivers give crucial support, and need support

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N. Stress, anxiety can take toll on caregivers. Make sure to take care of yourself, and get support from others. 6 comments
  10. May 5, 2012

    Mediterranean Diet healthy choice for cancer survivors

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N. Cancer survivors looking for a fresh start with a new diet should try the Mediterranean Diet. Healthy, delicious foods will be a choice you'll enjoy. 21 comments
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