Expert Blog Posts

  1. January 29, 2014

    Colorectal cancer risk: genes, the environment and family history

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N.

    Mayo Clinic expert discusses how colorectal cancer develops and triggers for screening, doctor visits.

    8 comments
  2. March 2, 2013

    Colon cancer awareness first step toward prevention

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N. Know your risks and get screening to help prevent colon cancer. 9 comments
  3. 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
  4. October 27, 2012

    How to find meaning after a cancer diagnosis

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N. Cancer survivors searching for purpose can find a new appreciation of life and a greater purpose to pursue to find happiness, joy. 12 comments
  5. October 20, 2012

    Connection to others vital for cancer survivors

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N. Cancer survivors need to connect with family and friends. Survivors and their close ones both should reach out to make those connections. 6 comments
  6. September 15, 2012

    What you can do if cancer returns

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N. Recurrent cancer often can be kept under control with treatment. Make sure to set goals, and explore options. 20 comments
  7. March 20, 2012

    Colon cancer prevention — Screening is vital

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N. Colon cancer screening should start at age 50 — or younger if you have a family history or other risk factors. 12 comments
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