- By Laurel Kelly
Consumer Health: World Cancer Day and cancer education at Mayo Clinic
World Cancer Day, which will be observed on Thursday, Feb. 4, is a global initiative to raise awareness, improve education and promote action to create a cancer-free world. This is a good time to learn more about cancer education at Mayo Clinic.
Patients with cancer who come to Mayo Clinic benefit from the knowledge of Mayo Clinic's specialists and the integrated approach to treating each patient. Mayo Clinic's approach to medical care means that specialists from all areas of medicine and research share knowledge and work together for the benefit of patients.
Along with excellent patient care and rigorous research programs, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center offers educational and support services. The Cancer Education Program was established in 1995 to address the education needs of patients with cancer and caregivers.
The program seeks to educate all audiences on cancer-related issues, including prevention, risks, treatment, survivorship and end-of-life care. In addition, educational programs, classes and support are offered to patients with cancer, as well as their caregivers, staff and the public, at Mayo Clinic's locations in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota.
Learn more about Mayo Clinic's Cancer Education Program, including information on the services, publications and classes available.