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Fall, 2008

In earlier decades, radiation to the chest could carry deadly cardiovascular risks. Newer treatment methods, however, are putting the odds in patients' favor. We talked with Lori Pierce, M.D., University of Michigan professor of radiation oncology, about the latest developments.

Guided imagery has been shown to lower blood pressure, decrease stress hormones, help with chronic pain, enhance sleep, lessen side effects, boost the immune system and improve surgical recovery. Our guided imagery therapist has created podcasts so you can try this at home.

Our patients come to the cancer center for treatment from across the state -- and the country. Here are 10 tips for finding comfort when visiting Ann Arbor for treatment

Keeping Up Appearances: How celebrity images impact our view of cancer

Cancer Center lends iPods, instruction

As the days get shorter and the air grows crisp, we start to crave those fall classics: apples and pumpkins. Long gone are the last hot days of summer -- the ones when we're too tired to do much more than sink into a pile of berries or slurp up the juice of a soft tomato. Cool air refreshes and leaves us aching for something more toothsome.