Expert Blog Posts

  1. August 28, 2014

    What's taboo to you as a cancer survivor?

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N.

    Taboo topics are difficult to think about, talk about and confront. However, they're probably the ones that cause a lot of emotional pain or anxiety if you have no way of talking about them.

    16 comments
  2. August 15, 2014

    Biomarkers help guide individualized treatment

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N.

    Biomarkers are substances in the body that can be used to help individualize cancer treatments.

    0 comments
  3. July 18, 2014

    Mayo Clinic Women's Health Clinic provides focus on cancer survivorship

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N.

    The Women's Health Clinic offers consultation for questions or concerns about menopause, sexual health and cancer survivorship.

    8 comments
  4. 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
  5. October 12, 2013

    Tips for seeking second opinion on cancer care

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N. A second opinion sheds new light on cancer treatment options and gives you confidence on how to proceed with your care. 5 comments
  6. September 7, 2013

    Living with ovarian cancer

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N. Living with uncertainty may be the most difficult aspect of ovarian cancer survivorship. Try various support strategies. 18 comments
  7. August 2, 2013

    Choose to be hopeful

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N. People who are hopeful are more motivated to take care of themselves, practice healthy behaviors, overcome obstacles, and stick to treatment plans. 5 comments
  8. 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
  9. June 22, 2013

    Mentoring for new cancer survivors

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N. Long-time cancer survivors provide a valuable service in mentoring those who are new to it. 42 comments
  10. May 18, 2013

    Share your story about living with cancer

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N. Sharing your cancer stories can provide a ray of hope and reassurance to others. Make a difference. 29 comments
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