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Practical Matters

Know Your Environment

Cancer can be linked to our environment, but a large number of cancers can be prevented. Here’s what you need to know.

Method of Operation

Creating the ideal patient care experience is at the core of the U-M Cancer Center's mission and that's why we have partnered with industrial engineers to review how a patient travels through our system.

Living Life at the End of Life

"I believe there is such a thing as a good death, and I know my sister had one,” says Ann Fitzsimons. “For some, completion of end-of-life activities is an important part of a cancer journey that can benefit both the patient and their loved ones."

Better and Safer Cancer Care Through Technology

This summer marks another phase of MiChart, the electronic health record system being implemented throughout the Comprehensive Cancer Center and the entire University of Michigan Health System. Using technology to keep track of medical records is required by the United States government and is something that all health care providers, big and small, are working toward.

Perking up the PERC

The Cancer Center's Patient Education Resource Center gives patients easy access to our complete library of all things cancer. And now, thanks to a major renovation, the PERC has a new and improved location and more up-to-date information than ever. Conveniently located on level B2 of the Cancer Center, next to blood draw, the PERC is open Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., to all patients and family members.

What Does Health Care Reform Mean for our Patients?

A new era in American health care has arrived: a time when everyone can get affordable health insurance coverage, no matter what your health history. Your cancer diagnosis cannot prevent you from getting insurance and, in fact, you might even have options to think about that cost less.

Squaring up with the IRS

Tax expert, Jim Palazzolo of Ann Arbor, provides information on medical expense deductions to assist you during tax time.

Working Through It

Balancing the challenges of cancer treatment and professional life.

Learn to Shuffle

Cancer Center lends iPods, instruction