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    WXYZ Detroit, Channel 7 Joanne Ortolan of Grosse Ile was diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer in 2013. She was honored ahead of the 10th Annual Pink Out the Park game with the Detroit Tigers by receiving a pink bat from PAWS. Joanne spoke with WXYZ about her cancer care journey, what keeps her going every day, and the importance of screening for breast cancer. Read the full article here. Click here to learn more about breast cancer screenings at Karmanos Cancer Institute.

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    Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute , in partnership with the Detroit Tigers and McLaren Health Care, the official health care system of the Tigers, continues the tradition of the “Pink Out the Park” theme during the Friday, May 13 game against the Baltimore Orioles at Comerica Park. This special event has raised awareness for breast health for the past 10 years. Breast cancer survivors will be honored during a special pre-game ceremony on the field, with first pitch scheduled for 7:10 p.m. Throughout...

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    This spring marks the fourth year of treating patients at the McLaren Proton Therapy Center, part of the Karmanos Cancer Network, in Flint. Since 2018, the capacity of the center has grown and proton therapy experts are able to treat many more patients, with plans to expand during the next two years. Hundreds of patients have gone through proton therapy treatment, including the 500 th patient, who completed treatment for glioblastoma, a type of brain cancer, in late March 2022. “I have a friend on the e...

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    Navigators meet with patients at the beginning o their diagnosis and can work closely throughout the entire treatment process.   Oncology nurse navigators are professional registered nurses with oncology-specific clinical knowledge. They assist patients, families, and caregivers in overcoming any obstacles in their cancer journey. The navigators at Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Greater Lansing are an essential part of the patient’s plan of care and the point of contact to help facilitate tim...

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    A year after construction began, oncology teams at the new Karmanos Cancer Institute at The Toledo Clinic Cancer Center are welcoming new patients now that the ribbon has been cut. The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute , headquartered in Detroit, has completed its expansion into Ohio with the opening of the new treatment center, located in Maumee. Karmanos and The Toledo Clinic held a ribbon cutting on Thursday, April 14, 2022. This is the first time the world-renown cancer center will provide its l...

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    "Together, we will improve cancer care for the people of Northwest Ohio." The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, headquartered in Detroit, has completed its expansion into Ohio with the opening of the Karmanos Cancer Institute at The Toledo Clinic Cancer Center in Maumee. This expansion marks the first time the world-renown cancer center will provide its level of National Cancer Institute-designated care outside of Michigan. This growth across state lines brings advanced cancer care to the patients ...

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    During Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month in March, Karmanos joined the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – Michigan Chapter, for their radio special on The Detroit Praise Network discussing multiple myeloma. Multiple myeloma is cancer of the plasma cells - a type of white blood cell in bone marrow. This disease is diagnosed in more African Americans than any other race in the United States. Karmanos’ Office of Cancer Health Equity and Community Engagement’s (OCHECE) Shoma Pal, manager, strategic planning, ...

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    M. Najeeb Al Hallak, M.D., MS, medical oncologist and member of the Gastrointestinal and Neuroendocrine Oncology and the Phase I Clinical-Pharmacology Program Multidisciplinary Teams at Karmanos, joins CANdid Connection in March to talk about colon cancer screening. During this podcast, Dr. Al Hallak highlights the importance of colorectal screening, risk factors for colorectal cancer, and the age that screening should begin whether you are at average risk or high risk. Your browser does not support the...

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    March is Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month. Multiple myeloma is cancer of the plasma cells - a type of white blood cell in bone marrow. This disease is diagnosed in more African Americans than any other race in the United States. Jeffrey Zonder, M.D., leader of the Multiple Myeloma and Amyloidosis Multidisciplinary Team at Karmanos Cancer Institute, joins the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – Michigan Chapter, a multiple myeloma survivor, and The Detroit Praise Network’s Michael Van Tull for a discussion...

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    “If somebody came to me as I did to my friend who went through all of this [proton therapy treatments], I would definitely recommend that if it’s [proton therapy] an option you can do – I would say proton therapy is very good.” After a diagnosis of prostate cancer , many men begin researching and looking for the best option to continue their quality of life. Many prostate cancer patients at the McLaren Proton Therapy Center , part of the Karmanos Cancer Network, are learning about proton therapy from me...