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Sheryl M. Ness, R.N.Sheryl M. Ness
Sheryl Ness, R.N., O.C.N., is a nurse educator for the Cancer Education Program at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. She helps inform patients, families and caregivers about services and resources to help them through the cancer journey.
She has a master's degree in nursing from Augsburg College. In addition, she is an assistant professor of oncology at the College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, and is certified as a specialist in oncology nursing. Sheryl has worked for more than 20 years at Mayo Clinic as an educator. She has a keen interest in the importance of the quality of life and concerns of people living with cancer.
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Feb. 26, 2011
Helping you navigate cancer survivorship
By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N.
A few weeks ago, I asked for your feedback and ideas for topics and discussions for 2011. Thank you so much for your comments, ideas and suggestions. It's clear some of you aren't finding what you're looking for. Here are a few ideas on how to find Mayo Clinic's information on cancer treatments, research and support.
At the moment, you're on the Expert Blog of the Cancer guide at Mayo Clinic Health Information. If you look all the way to the left (above my picture) you will see the tab called Basics. That's where you'll find more about cancer in general — everything from symptoms to treatment and prevention.
Next, you'll see a tab called In-Depth, where you'll find a variety of information (I highly recommend you check it out) from the latest on treatment and drugs, alternative medicine, coping and support. The Multimedia tab is next. This one is great for people who like visuals — you'll find images, videos and slide shows related to the cancer. Expert Answers is the next tab. You'll find great snippets of information from Mayo Clinic cancer experts written in a question and answer style.
To the right of that is the Expert Blog tab. Then, next to the Expert Blog tab is a tab called Resources. You'll find many helpful links to other great resources within Mayo Clinic and external links to important support resources. The Resources tab is where you'll find the link to our Cancer Clinical Trials site to find out more about treatment trials and clinical research opportunities at Mayo Clinic. The last tab called What's New features the newest cancer information.
I hope you'll find this information helpful as you navigate on our site. Depending on how you found the blog, you may or may not be that familiar with the site. We're here to help in your survivorship journey. Feel free to send me any comments or suggestions that you might have.blog index