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Knowledge is power. That's Rose Boettcher's philosophy. Genetic counseling helped this three-time cancer survivor make decisions about her health care. Her test results also have inspired her to advocate for her family's health and well-being.
Cancer can affect more than physical health. The emotional side can affect the ability to cope and stick to a treatment plan. Get 7 tips on how to improve your emotional well-being as a cancer patient or caregiver.
Some fear of cancer recurrence is normal, but excessive fear can lead to decreased quality of life. Here's how you can manage your fear.
Hair loss is a common side effect of chemotherapy which can greatly contribute to your stress and anxiety. However, a new treatment called scalp cooling therapy is helping many patients keep most of their hair.
Cancer care doesn’t end just because treatment is done. Life doesn’t immediately go back to normal because you are done with radiation or chemotherapy. It's important to address the needs of cancer survivors with a survivorship care plan.
Jane-Marie Bahr shares her personal experience of her last day of radiation treatment at Mayo Clinic Health System.
Deb Gunderson has natural curiosity and a love of medicine. It was for those reasons that the licensed practical nurse opted for a sedation-free colonoscopy when she was due to receive the important colon cancer screening.
Shannon Murphy received an unexpected and, perhaps, unusual birthday gift from her family physician. It turned out to be one of the best gifts of her life.
Since her diagnosis of Stage IV colon cancer in 2010, Beth Berhow has had three surgeries, three rounds of chemotherapy and many positron emission tomography (PET) scans. She’s also celebrated three birthdays and the birth of her granddaughter, Olive, whom Berhow says is “magical.”
The signs and symptoms for colorectal cancer aren't the most comfortable to talk about with a physician. But if noticed early, that conversation could potentially save your life.
Colorectal cancer screenings are extremely important, but there are also simple lifestyle changes you can make to decrease your risk.
Dr. William David Farrar, a gastroenterologist from Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing, gets personal about a subject many of us would rather ignore — colonoscopies. His experience can resonate for everyone.