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Mind, Body and Side Effects

Body Image Matters

Body image can play a major role in cancer treatment and should be addressed as early as possible. For Sherry Hanson, a single mom of a 3-year-old, she was completely unprepared for the changes in her body's appearance. With the help of the U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center's PsychOncology Program, Sherry adjusted to her body's changes and is now at ease with herself.

Getting Back to Your Life as Usual

When you're diagnosed with cancer, everyone's first priority is doing what they can to get rid of it. You may need surgery. Your oncologist might prescribe chemotherapy or radiation. These things can take a toll on your body, even when the cancer is gone. Whether you're in treatment or done with treatment, physical and/or occupational therapy can help you get back to life as usual.

Easy Listening

Finding Comfort in Music Therapy

Caring for the Whole Patient

Supportive Care Center opens in Med Inn Building

Poetry Puzzler

Battle back chemobrain with your pen

Strange Bedfellows: Cancer and Sex

We interviewed Sallie Foley, director of the University of Michigan Center for Sexual Health, about the impact of cancer and ways to regain a sense of normalcy in the bedroom. Foley is the co-author of "Sex Matters for Women: A Complete Guide to Taking Care of Your Sexual Self" and author of the "Modern Love" column in AARP The Magazine

Check it Out

Are you looking for better ways to cope with cancer? For more way to feel more in control? Or maybe just someone to talk to who gets what you're going through? The U-M Cancer Center opens new patient and family center to help you get the information you need in order to cope with your cancer.

Surf to Wellness

Cancer Center offers Complementary Therapy online

Imagining Wellness

Guided Imagery engages the senses to cope with cancer


Another weapon in the fight against cancer