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Treatment Choices

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.

Pathology 101

What you need to know about the report that explains how your cancer looks under the microscope

Learning to Choose

How to make the right medical decisions for you

Caring for the Whole Patient

Supportive Care Center opens in Med Inn Building

Help Wanted

Patients key to advancing cancer treatment through clinical research

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