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Cancer is a beginning.

From every struggle to every challenge, we believe cancer is a beginning. And we’re with you every step of the way. At the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, we specialize in providing cancer care that you cannot get anywhere else. We’re one of just 53 cancer centers throughout the country designated as a comprehensive cancer center by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). With access to more than 250 promising new cancer-specific treatments found only at Karmanos, we give you your best chance forward.

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Safe Care & COVID Vaccines at Karmanos

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Karmanos Cancer Institute is committed to providing exceptional, compassionate care even in the face of COVID-19. The safety of our patients and staff is always our top priority. We want to assure patients seeking care at a Karmanos facility that they are being treated in a safe environment by personnel who are adhering to the most current safety precautions. Learn more about safe care.

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Cancer Care Is Close To Home

With specialized Karmanos Cancer Institute locations throughout Michigan and Northern Ohio, we offer the convenience of getting the quality of care you need and deserve near where you live.

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We believe that you should be empowered in managing your cancer care. With convenient tools that allow you to visit a physician on your laptop or mobile device, access your personal medical information, or find a doctor close to you, Karmanos Cancer Institute is your partner for life.

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Support Our World-Renowned Research

Karmanos physicians and scientists, in partnership with Wayne State University School of Medicine, dedicate themselves to researching the cancer breakthroughs of tomorrow. Please consider making a gift today to help accelerate treatments from the laboratory to the patient’s bedside — defining new standards of care and improving survivorship.

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Events

Karmanos Cancer Institute offers a variety of educational classes, support groups, integrative therapy classes, screenings, seminars and other special events to benefit you and your loved ones.

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The Latest From Karmanos Cancer Institute

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Patient Stories

Baljinder Khuban

Karmanos Cancer Institute

Baljinder Khuban, a resident of Strongsville, Ohio, was 35 when she was told she had non-curable cancer.

Kathy Harvey and Karen Krajewski

Karmanos Cancer Institute

Kathy Harvey and her older sister Karen Krajewski were enjoying a summer afternoon in the pool when they had a conversation that would change their family forever.

Andrea Schroeder

Karmanos Cancer Institute

"They opened the radiation center an hour early for me," Schroeder said. "I said, 'I don't want to inconvenience people. I don't want to change people's jobs,' and they said, 'You are doing the peo...
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