Mind, Body and Side Effects

Help In Healing

Wound care service gives patients hope and wound management

Take Heart

Keep your heart healthy during and after cancer

Sharing Your Story

Creative ways to document your personal experiences

Nature's Medicine

Spending time in nature may improve memory and concentration among cancer patients

Better Days

PsychOncology Clinic offers patients tools for coping

What's the Fallout?

A U-M radiologist answers questions about the risks of commonplace exposure to radiation

When to Ask for Help

Talking about symptoms is first step in treating them

Health of the Whole

Many of the traditional symptoms of depression overlap with the symptoms of cancer, such as fatigue, weight changes, sleep problems, lack of concentration, lack of energy and guilt. Each patient must be evaluated properly, in the context of the cancer itself, as part of fully integrated care that links physical treatment and the psychological needs of the individual.

Relax and Distract

Apple iPads are the latest technology available to Cancer Center patients through the Sight and Sound Program, established in 2008 to provide relaxation and distraction to patients during treatments.

Detecting Distress

Screening patients for distress is as important as any other basic vital sign. It should be monitored at all points of care and should change according to what's happening in the lives of patients, their cancer and how they're responding to treatment. Distress screening is endorsed by the American College of Surgeons as well as the Institute of Medicine.

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