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Spring, 2016

Cancer and its treatment comes with symptoms and side effects. Most patients experience them at one point, some minor and others intolerable. Every caregiver at the Rogel Cancer Center -- from front-line staff at check in to nurses taking your vital signs to the technician giving your chemotherapy -- is concerned about how you’re feeling and can get you to the right person for help.
Mike Sanders wanted you to know: participating in a clinical trial does not rule your life. Nor does it mean your doctors only care about whether the medication is working or not.
Moonshot is the term for launching a spaceship to the moon, but it's also used to describe big-picture, breakthrough, right-on-target efforts to get something done: like curing cancer. Vice President Joe Biden is leading the U.S. moonshot initiative to cure cancer with a boost of research funding to advance our understanding of the disease, develop new treatments and end cancer as we know it. Research dollars from our government have historically played a big role in finding new ways to treat this ever-changing, very complicated illness. Biden's moonshot won't simplify cancer, but it is a push in the right direction.
Whether you're a healthy person looking to reduce cancer risk or a patient in treatment experiencing diarrhea, probiotics could be your wonder bug. Probiotics are friendly bacteria that help ferment, decompose and digest the food we eat. They keep disease-causing bacteria in check and play a role in immune health.
Cancer can be treated with many types of therapy. Think of it as CREST: Chemotherapy, Radiation, Endocrine, Surgery, Targeted.
Christine Knight's family has always joked she was born with a needle in her hand. Like many busy wives and mothers, her hobby came second to her life. That changed when she was diagnosed with melanoma.
Every patient copes with cancer diagnosis and treatment differently. The Rogel Cancer Center's Patient and Family Support Services Program meets all types of challenges. Patients can use our services and complementary therapies to take an active role in their treatment.
Nancy Van Dyke was so healthy she had never taken an antacid. A gastrointestinal attack led to a trip to her local hospital. Soon after she was diagnosed with cancer -- that had metastasized to her liver and chest.