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Caring for Skin During and After Radiation

Cancer-related fatigue: Create a personal exercise plan Cancer fatigue can be overwhelming and intense. One of the most effective ways to address it is with exercise. How to care for skin during and after radiation Most side effects from radiation therapy are limited to the area being treated and go [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

New Therapies for Triple Negative Breast Cancer

New therapies sought for triple negative breast cancer Researchers have found that triple negative breast cancer is more common in younger women and in African-American women. Thyroidectomy Find out how to prepare for this procedure to treat thyroid disorders, such as cancer, and what you can expect. PSA test: Benefits [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Treating Tumors With Precisely Focused Radiation Beams

Mayo Clinic research team shares discoveries on kidney cancer See how one research team is working to find better treatments and a potential cure for kidney cancer. Stereotactic radiosurgery This procedure treats tumors in the brain and other parts of the body with precisely focused radiation beams. Managing chemotherapy side [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Intimacy and Sex After Cancer Treatment is Over

Intimacy and sex after cancer treatment is over Emotions can have a strong effect on your desire for sex due to anxiety, fears and physical changes during and after cancer treatment. Be patient as you heal. Hormone therapy for breast cancer Get the facts about this treatment for breast cancers [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Cancer Blood Tests: Lab Tests Used in Cancer Diagnosis

Colon cancer awareness: Check out the strollin' colon You're invited to a colon cancer awareness event for the latest updates on prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment and care. Cancer blood tests: Lab tests used in cancer diagnosis Reduce your anxiety by learning about cancer blood tests and how they're used. Managing [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Fertility Preservation: Your Options Before Cancer Treatment

Fertility preservation: Understand your options before cancer treatment Cancer treatment can have a major impact on fertility. Get the facts about fertility preservation options for men and women. Cancer caregivers and quality of life — new study opportunity Mayo Clinic has a new study open to cancer caregivers that is [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Planning Ahead With an Advance Directive

Planning ahead with an advance directive is crucial Dealing with a life-changing diagnosis such as cancer makes having an advance directive to outline treatment even more important. Monoclonal antibody drugs for cancer: How they work Get the facts on how monoclonal antibodies are being used in cancer treatment. Managing chemotherapy [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Cancer Prevention Chat, Thursday Feb. 27th, 1 to 2 p.m. EST

The number of new cancer cases can be reduced, and many cancer deaths can be prevented, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Join @Newshour (PBS NewsHour)    with @mayoclinic and @AACR (American Association for Cancer Research) to talk about cancer prevention. #newshourchats  Feb. 27, from 1 to 2 p.m. [...]

Created by Dennis Douda

Cancer Treatment for Women: Possible Sexual Side Effects

Treatment key to living with metastatic bone cancer Metastatic bone cancer usually can't be cured; instead, the goals are to provide pain relief and control further spread through treatment. Cancer treatment for women: Possible sexual side effects Cancer treatment can cause physical changes that make having sex more difficult. Find [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Prostate Cancer Brachytherapy: Can I pass radiation to Others?

Treatment key to living with metastatic bone cancer Metastatic bone cancer usually can't be cured; instead, the goals are to provide pain relief and control further spread through treatment. Prostate cancer brachytherapy: Can I pass radiation to others? Passing radiation to others from prostate cancer brachytherapy depends on your treatment [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Make Food Tastier During Cancer Treatment

Thyroid cancer Learn the symptoms, causes and treatments of cancer of the thyroid — a butterfly-shaped gland located at the base of your neck, just below your Adam's apple. Eating during cancer treatment: Tips to make food tastier Cancer treatment may alter your sense of taste. Learn what you can [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Getting Nutrition During Cancer Treatment

                                                                        Colorectal cancer risk: genes, the environment and family history A Mayo Clinic expert discusses [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Aromatherapy for Cancer Survivors

Explore the uplifting effects of aromatherapy Aromatherapy may help cancer survivors lower anxiety, relieve stress and improve mood. Cancer diagnosis: 11 tips for coping Find 11 ways to cope with the life-changing news of a cancer diagnosis. Managing chemotherapy side effects Chemotherapy treatment carries with it a host of potential [...]

Created by Dana Sparks