Expert Blog Posts

  1. 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
  2. September 28, 2013

    What's your definition of cancer survivor?

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N. Some people living with cancer prefer the term thriver rather than survivor. Others can be in the category of previvor. Previvors are people have survived the risk of cancer due to genetic mutation. 33 comments
  3. 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
  4. June 15, 2013

    Difficult conversations about cancer can be empowering

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N. Being open in talking about cancer may help with your sense of empowerment, reality and feeling of control over your personal situation. 4 comments
  5. March 23, 2013

    The power of friends

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N. Having friends around can help you deal with pain, stress and illness in a positive manner. 5 comments
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. April 14, 2012

    Managing the finances of cancer care

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N. The expenses associated with cancer care are high, usually higher than anyone anticipates. But assistance and resources are available. 14 comments
  9. February 21, 2012

    Tips for cancer survivors on dating, new relationships

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N. New relationships are challenging for all. Cancer diagnosis adds additional physical, emotional changes to consider. 12 comments
  10. February 4, 2012

    Post-traumatic stress disorder can affect cancer survivors

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N. Cancer survivors should get help as soon as possible if post-traumatic stress disorder occurs after cancer treatment. 40 comments
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