|New Patients and Current Patients:|
Please use 734-647-8902 to schedule or change a returning visit appointment.
Or, use our appointment request form
If you would like to consult with a lung cancer specialist, please contact our M-Line service: 800-962-3555.
If you would like to refer a patient to our clinic, please call our clinical coordinator to make an appointment : 734-232-6046
|Cancellations: Should you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, please notify the Cancer Center at least 24 hours in advance by calling the contact number on the appointment checklist.|
University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center
1500 East Medical Center Drive
Floor B1, Room 363, Reception: E
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5912
What we need from you
The following information should be delivered to the clinic coordinator at least two days prior to an appointment in the clinic:
- written medical records and reports detailing prior diagnostic or staging evaluations, hospitalizations, pre-existing medical conditions and treatments;
- original films or copies of all radiographic studies related to the current diagnosis (X-rays, CT scans, MRI scans, PET scans, etc); and
- original pathology slides documenting the diagnosis of cancer.
Day of Appointment
Each Friday morning, new patients with known or suspected lung cancer receive an initial evaluation by a team of providers with expertise in the care of patients with lung cancer.
At noon, faculty from thoracic surgery, medical and radiation oncology, pulmonary medicine, radiology and pathology attend a conference, during which patient cases are presented and individualized management plans are formulated.
In the afternoon, the team's recommendations are discussed with the patient and family. Recommendations may include:
- further diagnostic studies, such as a bronchoscopic biopsy or PET scan;
- surgery; including minimally invasive surgical procedures;
- aggressive combined-modality therapy treatment with chemotherapy and radiation therapy;
- palliative procedures to improve quality-of-life, such as radiofrequency ablation or stereotactic surgery; and
- investigational treatment.
Please print the paperwork (listed below) and complete it for your initial visit. [please note the links open .pdf documents]
- Welcome Letter
Includes information on preparing for your visit, what to expect on the day of your visit and maps.
- Appointment Checklist
Helpful ResourcesThis can be an anxious time. The following links are to programs which may be able to help:
- Fertility Counseling
- Financial Services
- Patient Billing
- Symptom Management & Supportive Care Program
- PsychOncology Program
- Insurance / List of Participating Insurance Plans
- Request for Outside Records - Patient Information from Another Organization [pdf]
- The U-M Health System's Guest Assistance Program
- Overnight Accommodations
Still have questions?
The nurses at Cancer AnswerLine™ have answers. Call 1-800-865-1125 and you'll get a personal response from one of our registered nurses, who have years of experience in caring for people with cancer.