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Winter, 2008

Sometimes when you're going through treatment for cancer, it's difficult to consume enough food and fluids to get the energy your body needs. Most cancer patients maintain their weight by eating smart and adding a nutritional supplement, like Boost or Ensure. But if you're rapidly losing weight and having significant problems with appetite, nausea and swallowing, that's when it's time to consider talking with your physician about tube feeding.
Nearly three-quarters of Americans say money is a significant source of stress, according to a recent American Psychological Association poll. But you didn't need them to tell you that. When a cancer diagnosis slams into your pocketbook, financial jitters quickly mount. Having a firm sense of how to handle it can help you focus on yourself, your family and your well-being. We've assembled some tips to stretch a dollar.

Many scientists now believe cancer begins when these stem cells divide abnormally and grow out of control. Rogel Cancer Center scientists are developing new treatments to target these stem cells. Wicha believes this research will revolutionize the way physicians treat cancer.

Tax expert, Jim Palazzolo of Ann Arbor, provides information on medical expense deductions to assist you during tax time. As is always the case with making choices in applying tax rules and regulations, specific facts and circumstances must be considered. This article is not intended to provide tax advice, planning or guidance. Competent professional advice should be obtained before completing your return.

When Louis Spino learned he had pancreatic cancer, his doctor told him he needed to find a place that treated many such cases. This led him to seek opinions from several comprehensive cancer centers across the country. In this article, he shares his process and offers tips that may be helpful to others.