Staffed by Oncology Nurses 1-800-865-1125
You or your loved one has cancer. That means you have questions.
The nurses at Cancer AnswerLine™ are experienced in oncology care and available to answer your questions about cancer treatment, U-M physician expertise and clinical trials at Michigan Medicine.
Nurses are available Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm or you can reach us by using our on-line form.
Let us help you answer your questions about cancer care.
Please note: The Cancer AnswerLine™ cannot provide specific medical advice, review medical records or make a diagnosis based on the information you provide.
These registered nurses, each with backgrounds in oncology nursing, are liaisons between patients and medical teams. They help identify and overcome challenges that may hinder recovery, and even help coordinate complex appointments and procedures.
Kim Zapor, RN, BSN, CBCN, OCN
Kim has been a cancer nurse for over 25 years. She has certifications as a breast cancer nurse and as an oncology nurse. She has been a Cancer AnswerLine™ nurse since 1999, and helps navigate patients and families to reliable information and services. Kim has extensive oncology experience with both medical and surgical cancer patients.
Annette Schork, RN, BSN, CBN, OCN
Annette has been a cancer nurse for 30 years. She has certifications as a breast cancer nurse and as an oncology nurse. She has been a Cancer AnswerLine™ nurse since 2001. Annette has a strong background working with women’s cancer – gynecological and breast cancers.
Susan Daron RN, BSN, OCN
Susan has been a nurse for 12 years. She has certifications as an oncology nurse. She has been a Cancer AnswerLine™ nurse since 2012 and frequently speaks at community events to provide patients, family members and health professionals with cancer information.
Vanessa Rowan RN
Vanessa has been a cancer nurse for 34 years. She has been a Cancer AnswerLine™ nurse since 2014. Vanessa’s past work experience includes being a staff nurse working with oncology patients, as well as those receiving radiation and chemotherapy.