When Carol Rugg was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1997, her fiancé Richard Montmorency thought they'd gotten the "in sickness" part of their marriage out of the way early. Rugg fought the disease with Montmorency as her caregiver, an experience they did not expect to repeat as the years passed with no recurrence.
Rogel Cancer Center's Symptom Management and Supportive Care Clinic helps patients fight fatigue and other side effects of treatment
One couple finds U-M financial resources for cancer-related expenses during hard times
Patients facing a cancer diagnosis deal with anxiety about the future, not feeling well and the high cost of care. That's why the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) took a careful look at which tests and treatments that oncologists order aren't supported by evidence showing they help patients live longer and which, in fact, could be harmful.
Cancer patients tend to rely on their physicians for answers and treatment plans, but may not know how much is going on behind the scenes to help their cases. The U-M Rogel Cancer Center holds regularly scheduled meetings -- called tumor boards -- to bring experts together to discuss difficult cases and recommend the best course of treatment moving forward.
Strategies for eating (and eating well) when you don't want to eat
Undergoing cancer treatment with chemotherapy or radiation often leads to diarrhea, a significant and unpleasant side effect.