Cancer Education in Florida
At Mayo Clinic, education plays an important role in the success of a patient's cancer care plan. Knowledge allows Mayo Clinic patients the opportunity to actively participate in their cancer care.
Cancer education topics at Mayo Clinic include cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment, coping strategies, health maintenance and caregiving. Spanish-language materials are also available.
Mayo Clinic Cancer Education Room
The William and Nancy Juhn Cancer Education Room is a focal point for information and helps empower patients to become active partners in their health care. The resource is free to patients, their families, and the public. The information is reliable, relevant, and addresses all aspects of cancer care. Read FAQs to learn more about visiting the center.
Cancer Education Room Location: Davis Building, 8th Floor
Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday
The room is staffed primarily by Mayo Clinic volunteers. An oncology nurse can address specific questions. Volunteers can assist with information searches on topics such as:
- Cancer prevention and detection
- Cancer diagnosis
- Treatment options
- Information about clinical trials
- Connecting to educational sessions and support groups
- Understanding clinical trials
- Locating additional services
- Utilization of library resources, such as brochures, books, journals, interactive CD-ROMS and the Internet
Additional resources in the Juhn Cancer Education Room include:
- Internet access to cancer-related research including Mayo Clinic information pages, American Cancer Society (ACS) resources, and cancer information from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and National Institutes of Health (NIH)
- Pamphlets and brochures developed by Mayo Clinic as well as the ACS, NCI, NIH, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and the Lance Armstrong Foundation
- Addresses and phone numbers for American Cancer Society sites and Navigators
Breast Cancer Education
At the Breast Center in Florida, specialized educational resources include personalized instruction from a nurse educator/case manager for patients with breast concerns. Services include education, support, and breast cancer navigation at the time of diagnosis and throughout the course of treatment and extending into survivorship care. This area also has a dedicated education room with group education capabilities, books, CDs, tapes, and a pamphlet library of breast cancer reference materials.
Other Resources for Cancer Information
General cancer information can also be found at MayoClinic.com, the National Cancer Institute and the American Cancer Society.
Information about clinical trials can be accessed at Clinical Trials at Mayo, ClinicalTrials.gov and Trial Check.