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Sharing Hope

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

You’re Stronger Than You Realize

All of us find hope and strength from the words of others -- so we've compiled words of hope and advice from patients who have been diagnosed with or treated for advanced cancer at Rogel Cancer Center.

Living with Stage 4 Prostate Cancer

After being diagnosed with prostate cancer, Scott Ward learned it had spread and was stage 4, advanced cancer. He shares how this devastating news impacted how he views life and how he's worked to create a legacy for his son.

Living life with end-stage colon cancer

As Steve Keating lives with a stage 4 cancer diagnosis, he considers how to share his knowledge with others. One way he's found is by joining the Patient and Family Advisory Council at the cancer center.

Swim Across America Benefits Cancer Research

Each summer during Swim Across America’s Motor City Mile event, swimmers paddle through the Detroit River to raise money for Rogel cancer research. By funding work that aims to solve cancer’s most puzzling problems, they’re really investing in their own future. Here, we outline how their dollars (and dolphin kicks) could lead to life-saving results.

Unexplained Pain and Tiredness led to Answers at the Rogel Cancer Center

Mike Scaggs couldn't understand why he always had stomach pain. On top of that, he found he was unusually tired all the time. Thanks to a chance meeting with a friend-of-a-friend, Mike came to the Rogel Cancer Center where he learned he had pancreatic cancer.

Living with advanced sarcoma

In a recent interview, Duke -- a Georgia transplant who has been co-pastor of First Baptist Church of Ann Arbor with her husband Paul since 2001 -- reflected on her cancer journey and on living life with a stage 4 cancer diagnosis.

Helping a Family Overcome their Mother's Cancer Diagnosis

When stage four lung cancer threatened to take Brenda Davis from her family, Michigan Medicine's emergency services team helped her and her family share one last, important moment.

How cancer legislation can impact prevention, treatment and cost of care

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network has priorities each year based on needs in Michigan and other states. Additionally, researchers across the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center advocate for patients of all cancer types at the statewide and national level.

Make a HAILstone and thank front line staff

#Hailstones were the Rogel Cancer Center’s way of thanking frontline staff; from our custodians to doctors, respiratory therapists to nurses and everyone who comes in every day to help our patients. The project is over. We want to thank everyone who participated -- including many of our Rogel staff -- in this showing of solidarity with our frontline staff.

Improving Outcomes for Patients with Pancreatic Cancer

While researchers at the U-M Rogel Cancer Center and elsewhere continue to pursue scientific insights into pancreatic cancer and develop new therapeutic approaches, surgeons on the front line of patient care are also working hard to improve outcomes.