Those with a genetic predisposition to cancer can benefit from support groups as much as cancer patients, but options for the former group are limited.
Independent communications professional Shelley Zalewski brings more than 25 years of experience to her assignments for the U-M Health System. A former director of marketing communications for the U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shelley develops multimedia content used in patient education, physician-targeted communications, institutional advancement and branding. Recent assignments include clinical and research content related to cancer, neurosciences, cardiovascular medicine and mental health, as well as policy messages on behalf of the U-M Institute for Healthcare Policy & Innovation.
Three years after learning she has advanced lung cancer, one patient shares some of her takeaways for navigating cancer care.
One woman’s intuition helped her seek testing for a rare genetic mutation that ultimately guided an effective course of action against her cancer.
A U-M athletic event honors those touched by ALS as well as the ongoing efforts to “ice” the deadly disease.
Using their knowledge of the musculoskeletal system, physiatrists are playing a greater role in cancer care.