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Sharing Hope

Sometimes, the only people who really understand are those who have had cancer touch their lives

Find the Target, Take Aim

Nancy Van Dyke was so healthy she had never taken an antacid. A gastrointestinal attack led to a trip to her local hospital. Soon after she was diagnosed with cancer -- that had metastasized to her liver and chest.

Sofia Merajver: Using reasoning to save lives

Dr. Sofía Merajver saved her first life when she was just five years old -- and that experience set her on the path to becoming a physician and a research scientist. en Español

The Cancer Center in Community

While you may already be familiar with the lifesaving work within the walls of the Cancer Center, you may not be aware of our active presence in the community. Through our Community Outreach Program, faculty, staff and volunteers share the latest information and answer questions about cancer and what can be done to prevent it.

The Power of Words

Marcus Calverley was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease in August 2014. He coped with this diagnosis by creating a blog to record his thoughts and experiences.

Support Systems

Heidi Woodward Sheffield looks back on the past two-and-a-half years of surgeries, chemotherapy, radiation therapy and reconstruction with relief. She is cancer-free and feels fortunate to have had a sense of rebirth throughout the process. In retrospect, she shares her best bets on coping, accepting help and support systems.

Finding Answers Fast

The Cancer AnswerLine was established in 1995 as a community resource to provide personalized information and support to those affected by a cancer diagnosis. Whether the caller is a patient, family member or loved one, each speaks to a certified oncology nurse who will provide a personalized response.

A Look into the Future

Physicians at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center decided to test a new technology to help patients review their appointments and share that information with others.

Spiritual Care for Patients and Families

Never are spiritual concerns more present or more urgent than during a serious illness or at the end of life. Michigan Medicine's Department of Spiritual Care chaplains walk that journey with patients and families all day, every day.

Sharing the Light

Yoga had been a part of Flora Migyanka’s life for years, but after she was diagnosed with breast cancer and had a double mastectomy, yoga became her go-to therapy for relieving stress and pain.

Your Genes and Future Cancer Treatment

Cancer researchers are looking for ways to understand advanced cancers in order to give patients personalized options for treatment. And, the more researchers understand individual cancerous tumors and how they change over time, the sooner new treatments can be developed.