|CANCER & TREATMENTS FOR CANCER CENTER PATIENTS PREVENTION & RISK ASSESSMENT CLINICAL TRIALS & RESEARCH LIVING WITH CANCER|
Thrive, Fall, 2007
What Do You Think?Besides bicyclist Lance Armstrong, which celebrity has been most influential in raising awareness about cancer prevention and treatment?
Click to Eat HealthyRead the Click to Eat Healthy story here -- note: opens as a .pdf.
Visit Cancer Center Recipes Just for You!, a Web site designed to help you plan healthy meals tailored to your own tastes and health needs.
Graham Kerr, the former star of The Galloping Gourmet, will be a special guest at the Cancer Center's Grand Rounds on Monday, Oct. 29. The event, which is open to the public, will be from noon to 1 p.m. Victor J. Strecher, Ph.D., M.P.H., professor and director of the U-M Center for Health Communications Research, will discuss the research behind the Cancer Center Recipes Just for You Web site. For more information, please contact Mary Greene at 734-764-1549 or email@example.com.
Family Matters: When Cancer is InheritedView the full Thrive story about genetic counseling for cancer patients and their families here -- note: opens as a .pdf.
Learn more about genetics services offered by the U-M Cancer Center.
Find out about the Breast and Ovarian Cancer Risk Evaluation Program.
Or, for information about genetic risk associated with other types of cancer, please visit the Cancer Genetics Clinic homepage.
Information is power. Learn more with these resources about cancer genetics.
Although each guide is geared toward a particular type of cancer, both contain many useful links to more
general information about cancer genetics.
Cancer Genetics -(Breast & Ovarian Cancer) - note: this link opens as a .pdf document
Cancer Genetics -(Colon Cancer) - note: this link opens as a .pdf document
If you have questions about cancer genetics or you would like to make an appointment, contact a Cancer AnswerLine™ oncology nurse online or at 800-865-1125. - please link to Cancer AnswerLine™ page
A Reason to Celebrate: 7 Ways to Simplify Your HolidaysView the full Thrive story about 7 ways to simplify your holidays here -- note: opens as a .pdf.
"Coping with Cancer During the Holidays" - a brochure from CancerCare -- note: opens as a .pdf.
Coping With Treatment During Holidays - from the American Cancer Society
Anatomy of a VisitView the full Thrive story about taking a look behind the scenes at the Cancer Center here -- note: opens as a .pdf.
Want to know more inside information about how chemotherapy works or why your wait time may be longer in the clinics? Read Special Considerations.
Healing ArtView the full Thrive story about about the benefits of art therapy here -- note: opens as a .pdf.
Learn more about art therapy at the U-M Cancer Center and view an upcoming calendar of events.
See examples of the art other patients have created. Earlier this year, the Cancer Center's Voices Gallery showcased these efforts in Art as Therapy: The Healing Power of Creative Expression.
Making Every Bite CountView the full Thrive story about eating the right amounts of protein and fat during treatment to stave off side effects here -- note: opens as a .pdf.
View more resources about eating right during treatment: Nutrition During Cancer Treatment -- note opens as a .pdf document
Research RoundupView the full Thrive story about about a recent study demonstrating Bexxar's benefit here -- note: opens as a .pdf.
Read more about this study:
View a U-M Cancer Center press release detailing the findings in this study.
View the study. If you think it may apply to your situation, feel free to print a copy to take to your next doctor's appointment.
On a related note, a patient who was among the first to receive Bexxar was featured in a recent Thrive story about clinical trials, From Patient to Participant. Learn more about her experience as a patient who enrolled in a study.
"Fruits, Vegetables Still May Play Role in Prevention of Breast Cancer Recurrence, Despite Recent Study"
You can also view the abstract from the original study, which was published in The Journal of the American Medical Association.
Learn more about a U-M study researching whether a Mediterranean diet will have an impact in preventing colon cancer.
My Best Advice: How do you answer people when they ask, "What can I do?"View answers to this issue's questions - this opens as a photograph
Learn about Internet resources that can help you set up a caregiver team.
Contact the Patient Education Resource Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or 734-647-8626
to reserve these resources:
Sleeper, Cynthia L. 101 easy things to do for a loved one with cancer. Lincoln, NE: Writers Club Press, .
Tell us what you think.What kinds of stories would you like to reading in Thrive? What type of advice do you think would be helpful? Do you have tips for other patients or caregivers? Let us know. Email us at ThriveMagazine@med.umich.edu.