Being ready for a crisis helps improve the chances of successfully overcoming it. The following podcasts provide information from University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center physicians, staff and patients on what you need to know should you -- or someone you love -- be diagnosed with cancer.
If you listened to Detroit radio during the 70's and 80's, you would have heard George Baier do a characterization of Dick the Bruiser on the WRIF-FM and WLLZ-FM morning shows. Now you can hear George Baier share his prostate cancer journey and how he continues to live life to the fullest.
Read/download Have a Positive Attitude (with George Baier) transcript.
Bob Huffman has been a music therapist at Michigan Medicine for over 15 years. He explains what music therapy is and how it benefits not only patients, but caregivers and staff. Music Therapy is a free program and is part of the Patient and Family Support Services Program.
Read/download the Music for the Soul transcript.
Cancer rehabilitation is a key part to recovery and survivorship for many cancer patients. Dr. Sean Smith, director of cancer rehabilitation talks about the importance after treatment to not only help with maintaining strength but also as a form of pain management.
Read/download the Cancer Rehabilitation transcript.
We sat down with Michigan Medicine patient financial counselor Yoshi Casares to talk about services and ways to help those with financial needs in paying for cancer care.
Read/download The Cost of Cancer transcript.
Ovarian cancer patient Trisha Goodridge talks about not only her cancer journey, but her recent journey on Route 66. With some planning and talking with her ovarian cancer team, she embarked on a three week journey across the United States in a classic car with a group of friends to take a road trip of a lifetime and share important information from the Michigan Ovarian Cancer Alliance with people across the country to know the warning signs of ovarian cancer.
Read/download the Trisha Goodridge transcript.
There's more to cancer treatment than just surgery, chemotherapy or radiation. There's services to help the healing and mental exhaustion that comes with actual course of treatment. Donna Murphy, LMSW, director of the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center's Patient and Family Support Services, talks about the importance of these psychosocial services for patients, their families and caregivers.
Read/download the Patient and Family Support Services transcript.
Dr. Anne Schott, University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center's Associate Director of Clinical Research helps us understand clinical trials, the different types and how they move from the lab into treatment protocols.
Read/download the Clinical Trials transcript.
University of Michigan oncologist, Shirish Gadgeel, MBBS, formerly the co-director of the Thoracic Oncology Research Program and the associate director for the Cancer Care Network and Affiliated Centers, discusses cancer care and how to choose a cancer center.
Read/download the Community Cancer Care transcript.
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