The transition from cancer patient to cancer survivor is an occasion to celebrate, but also comes with questions and uncertainty. As more patients survive cancer, the health care field faces a new challenge: How to best manage the ongoing care of cancer survivors.
Jeff Smith's prostate cancer diagnosis changed his perspective on life. After his treatment ended, he decided to leave behind all of those aspects of his life he didn’t love and start a new journey based on human connections.
Cancer often creates a new normal for your life. Physical changes can occur as a result of surgery or treatment. Emotional changes may occur too, such as worry about progression or recurrence.
Janet Schuler doesn’t buy into the belief that ovarian cancer is a silent killer, with quiet symptoms that don’t speak up until it’s so advanced that a cure is not possible. Symptoms of ovarian cancer do speak -- she just doesn't think we know how to listen.
The Patient Assistance Center, located on level 1, room 1139 at the Rogel Cancer Center, provides many services in a single, convenient location to help patients dealing with barriers to health care. U-M social work resources, such as financial assistance for meals, prescription assistance, lodging, transportation and parking, are available.
Anti-cancer foods can bring lifelong, positive change and can reduce your risk of recurrence, as well as many other chronic diseases. The anti-cancer diet advises making half of what you eat every day fruits and vegetables -- the other half should be split between whole grains and lean protein.