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Cancer AnswerLine

Staffed by Oncology Nurses        1-800-865-1125

You or your loved one has cancer. That means you have questions.

The nurses at Cancer AnswerLine™ are experienced in oncology care and available to answer your questions about cancer treatment, U-M physician expertise and clinical trials at Michigan Medicine.

Let us help you answer your questions about cancer care.

By PHONE: Nurses are available Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm at 1-800-865-1125.


Please note: The Cancer AnswerLine™ cannot provide specific medical advice, review medical records or make a diagnosis based on the information you provide.

    Let us help you find a clinical trial.

    Clinical trials are important because they allow doctors to develop the most safe and effective treatments. Patients benefit by gaining access to promising new therapies for cancer. If you're interested in a clinical trial, we can help. Search our clinical trials database or contact us.

    These registered nurses, each with backgrounds in oncology nursing, are liaisons between patients and medical teams. They help identify and overcome challenges that may hinder recovery, and even help coordinate complex appointments and procedures.

    Kim Zapor

    Kim Zapor, RN, BSN, CBCN, OCN

    Kim has been a cancer nurse for over 25 years. She has certifications as a breast cancer nurse and as an oncology nurse. She has been a Cancer AnswerLine™ nurse since 1999, and helps navigate patients and families to reliable information and services. Kim has extensive oncology experience with both medical and surgical cancer patients.


    Vanessa Ropwan

    Vanessa Rowan RN

    Vanessa has been a cancer nurse for 34 years. She has been a Cancer AnswerLine™ nurse since 2014. Vanessa’s past work experience includes being a staff nurse working with oncology patients, as well as those receiving radiation and chemotherapy.


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