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Treatment Choices

Help Wanted

Patients key to advancing cancer treatment through clinical research

A Change of Address

BMT, pediatric cancer care moves to new C.S. Mott Hospital

Charting the Best Course

10 ways to make better decisions about cancer care

There's No Place Like Home

Home-based treatments are a welcome option

Power in Numbers

A U-M cancer doctor explains a tumor board and how multiple experts help patients

More tests, not always best

Association of cancer physicians provides top five tests and treatments to reconsider

Who's on your case?

Quality care and the ideal patient experience

The Engaged Patient Resources

Links to resources outside the cancer center which provide education on taking charge of your medical care.

The Engaged Patient

The culture of medicine has changed: Gone are the days when doctors dispensed treatment with a paternalistic air. As medicine has advanced, patients have more choices about how they can approach their care. Combined with the vast amount of health information available on the Internet, patients are educating themselves and partnering with their physicians to make informed medical decisions.

Better Care Through Research

The University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center has launched a pilot study to determine whether breast cancer patients benefit from a one-time transition visit at the end of their standard treatment. During the visit, a nurse provides a summary of all cancer treatment the patient received, explains the potential long-term effects of the treatment and offers referrals to other care providers.

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