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Sharing Hope

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

The beauty and quiet strength of nature heals those dealing with cancer

When cancer patients, survivors and their visitors walk through the Voices Art Gallery at the University of Michigan Health Rogel Cancer Center, they’re met with the calming beauty of nature.

Awake surgery for cancerous brain tumor gives referee new focus

After an awake surgery to remove a cancerous brain tumor, a Michigan man is living “more deliberately” than ever — officiating a high school wrestling state championship and participating in research for a potential cure.

Finding Joy in Community: The importance of support groups

A monthly peer discussion group for those genetically predisposed to colorectal and other cancers has created connection for an often isolated demographic.

Healing Hands Art Project

This project will honor what patients and staff find personally “healing”. Through this community project we will bring a range of images together to represent our collective ideas of what is “healing”, creating an exhibition of shared ideas and images that will benefit us all!

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.