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Summer, 2008

The Fosters are one of many families who have discovered that healing therapy goes beyond what's available in the infusion area or the operating room. The conventional treatment plan developed by a health-care team is the first line of attack in fighting cancer. But for many, complementary therapies serve as reinforcements.
Researchers have struggled to understand the syndrome that has come to be known as "chemobrain." One of those researchers is Bernadine Cimprich, a U-M associate professor of nursing who has studied the cognitive functioning of women with breast cancer. We spoke with her about what chemobrain is and how people can cope with it.
In the spirit of this election year, we've put together five tips for getting involved in the legislative process. Most of us consider voting our civic duty and leave the rest to someone else. But for others, legislative advocacy can become a passion-another way to fight back against cancer.
Six years ago, Becky Cwiek was a stay-at-home mom. Ask her what she does today, and it depends on which hat she's wearing at that moment: mom, breast cancer survivor, pharmacy technician or president of the fledgling Michigan Breast Cancer Coalition.

The concept of late-term effects is not something many cancer survivors consider. For many, once their treatment is done they no longer think about their cancer. For others, though, the fear of recurrence may linger. For all cancer survivors, it is important to understand what late-term effects are and what can be done when they occur.

This service is no longer available at the U-M Rogel Cancer Center.

We know eating healthy is important in fighting cancer. So how can you enjoy that summer cookout with friends and families without tossing healthy eating aside? Here are some tips on how to grill safe.