Treatment Choices

The PSA: Questions and Answers

Todd Morgan, M.D. of the U-M Multidisciplinary Urologic Oncology Clinic answers questions about prostate cancer biomarkers and explains how they help in prostate cancer treatment.

When You're Diagnosed with Skin Cancer

The first step in treating skin cancer is proper diagnosis. This requires your doctor to remove a small tissue sample (a biopsy) from the suspected site. When done at the UMHS, a specially trained dermatopathologist examines the biopsy to determine if cancer is present and if so what type.

Hope and Heirlooms

Christine Knight's family has always joked she was born with a needle in her hand. Like many busy wives and mothers, her hobby came second to her life. That changed when she was diagnosed with melanoma.

Quality of Care and Life

Mike Sanders wants you to know: participating in a clinical trial does not rule your life. Nor does it mean your doctors only care about whether the medication is working or not.

One Doctor, Five Minutes, New Life

Communication with the patient and family is at the heart of the relationship between the patient, her family or friends, and the doctor.

Precise Treatment, Precise Care

Patients who receive radiation therapy understand that the process often comes with anxiety. In order to reduce some of this anxiety, the Department of Radiation Oncology formed a Patient and Family Centered Care (PFCC) committee. The goal of the group is to offer patients and families the opportunity to reflect on their treatment and recommend potential ways to improve the experience for others.

Diagnosis, Pause, Decision

It's only natural when you hear the word cancer to want to spring into action to get rid of it. It's also natural to think about people you know who've had cancer and the decisions they made to treat it. You're afraid. You have families and friends to think about. You need to decide on your treatment . . . but not so fast.

Understanding a Tumor Board

Cancer Center experts meet to discuss patient cases and come up with innovative treatment options that could save lives.

Meeting of the Minds

When other hospitals run out of treatment options, experts in the U-M tumor boards are searching for solutions. Here is just one example of how a tumor board reached beyond "standard care" to offer hope to two brothers.

Maintenance Therapy

For patients with certain cancers, maintenance therapy is an effective way to use an ongoing, less intensive program of chemotherapy to help lower the risk of your cancer coming back.

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