The Engaged Patient
The culture of medicine has changed: Gone are the days when doctors dispensed treatment with a paternalistic air. As medicine has advanced, patients have more choices about how they can approach their care. Combined with the vast amount of health information available on the Internet, patients are educating themselves and partnering with their physicians to make informed medical decisions.
Bone health may be of particular concern for cancer survivors. People with breast or prostate cancer who undergo treatments that block specific hormones may be at higher risk of thinning bones. Also, certain chemotherapy drugs used to treat these or other cancers may induce ovarian failure in younger women, causing bones to thin as a result of early menopause and estrogen deprivation. In addition, steroids may also accelerate bone loss in both men and women.
Focusing on the Caregiver
U-M research offers insight into helping caregivers cope
Making the Most of It
New symptom management program helps patients get back to their lives
Paths to Healing
U-M's multicultural health initiatives foster understanding to help patients get the care they need
Finding Hope in Science
Phase 1 clinical trials offer options when standard treatment isn't a choice
Most Wanted Supplements
Are They Cancer Killers or Frauds? What You Need to Know