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Mind, Body and Side Effects

Weaving a Better Cancer Care Experience

The weaving program has been in the Cancer Center for over 12 years, offering demonstrations and short lessons on the loom. The cloth is used to create hats, pockets and tear cloths for patients and family members.

Cancer and a Good Nights Sleep

Every person has a master body clock that can get out of sync with the external world. Add a cancer diagnosis to the mix and while sleep becomes even more essential to good health, it can also be harder to come by based on your personal situation.

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.

Caring for the Whole Patient

Supportive Care Center opens in Med Inn Building

Poetry Puzzler

Battle back chemobrain with your pen

Imagining Wellness

Guided Imagery engages the senses to cope with cancer

Exercise

Another weapon in the fight against cancer

When Support Falls Short

Things to do and say to let your friends and loved ones know what you need to face your illness.

How celebrity images impact our view of cancer

Keeping Up Appearances: How celebrity images impact our view of cancer

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