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A cancer diagnosis is life-altering for patients, families and caregivers. Join Mayo Clinic Health System for a symposium on how diet and humor can affect your journey.
Joseph F. Gonzales, a Mayo Clinic Health System dietitian, will present "Diet and Cancer." He will discuss how diet and lifestyle can affect the risk of certain cancers. Participants will learn how they can improve their diets to prevent a recurrence.
Brenda Elsagher, keynote speaker, author, certified humor professional and colorectal cancer survivor, will present "Life, Lessons and Laughter." She will help participants see that they are surrounded by humor and laughter that can make them healthier and better able to cope with stress, aggravation and challenging moments. She also will discuss the importance of preventive screenings. Prepare to laugh about things you never imagined.
The cancer symposium is sponsored by the Lloyd and Ardis Peterson Family Foundation.
When you register, you will receive an email with a link that will allow you to access the symposium using Zoom. Check your junk mail if you don't receive this email.
Click on the link a few minutes before the start of the webinar. Sometimes technical issues can occur when joining a virtual symposium. If you cannot connect using Zoom, you can call the phone number in your confirmation email to listen to the symposium. Calling rates apply.
If you've been diagnosed with cancer, knowing what to expect can lower your stress level. Use these 11 suggestions to learn more about your diagnosis, and improve resilience and coping skills.
Watch a webinar in which two gastroenterologists discuss the digestive tract, what your gut might be saying, self-care options for common concerns and when to see a health care provider.
Though few people look forward to having a colonoscopy, every year millions have one — many completed without sedation. Learn why this may be a good option for you.
Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in the U.S., but prevention is possible. Learn more in this Q&A.
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.
For years, turning 50 came with a special birthday message from your health care provider: Time to have a colonoscopy. Read about the new age guideline.
Male or female, health care professionals now recommend screenings for colorectal cancer beginning at age 45. A colonoscopy is the gold standard. Here's what to expect before and during the procedure.
Finding colon cancer at its earliest stage provides the greatest chance for a cure. That's why health care providers now recommend colon cancer screenings beginning at age 45. Learn about your options.
The exact cause of colorectal cancer remains unknown, but there are proven risk factors. Learn what you can do to reduce your risk.
Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in the U.S., resulting in more than 40,000 deaths this year. Learn the common signs and symptoms.
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.
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.