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Find out what's going on in the Patient & Family Center this month.
Thrive, Summer, 2007
Learn more about Patient & Family Support Services
offered here at the U-M Cancer Center,
or visit these resources for more information:
To learn more about how to evaluate heath information, view a tutorial offered by the National Institutes of
To start your search for quality cancer information, consider these key sites:
Remember, the Patient Education Resource Center is here to help you find what you're looking for.
Call 734-647-8626 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Or, stop by
during your next visit to the Cancer Center. The PERC, which is on Level B1, is open 9 a.m.-7 p.m.,
Monday-Thursday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday; and 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday.
To learn more about clinical trials at the U-M Cancer Center, please contact the Cancer AnswerLine™ at
800-865-1125 or CancerAnswerLine@med.umich.edu
For more resources, view the PERC's
Information Guide on Clinical Trials
Patient Advocates Help Shape Cancer Research Agenda
To join the U-M Breast Cancer Advocacy & Advisory Committee, please email
or Maria Lyzen
To learn more about advocacy issues, please visit the
National Breast Cancer Coalition or the National
Coalition for Cancer Survivorship.
For a listing of local and regional resources for wig shops, salons and catalogs, please
. Or, to read more, please view the
PERC's Information Guide on Appearance
[opens as a .pdf document].
To make an appointment with the Cancer Center's Wig Bank, please call 800-888-9825.
To sign up for a session of the Look Good . . . Feel Better program, please call the local chapter of the
American Cancer Society at 734-971-4300; or visit their website:
To make an appointment with Megan Gunnell, the Cancer Center's music therapist, please call 734-615-8548.
Experience music therapy online.
Click here to listen to a podcast featuring Gunnell.
To make an appointment with a Cancer Center dietitian, please call 734-936-6000.
To learn more, view the PERC's Information Guides on
Herbs & Nutritional Supplements
as well as
Complementary & Alternative Medicine Note: both links open as .pdf documents.
If you'd like more information on this month's featured research -- or, if you would like to discuss these studies
with your physician -- download the full articles below.
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