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    Click here to read in Arabic. The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute is partnering with Wayne State University (WSU) School of Medicine and HYPE Athletics Center in Dearborn Heights to offer female cancer survivors 12 weeks of physical activity classes. These free classes are offered as part of an exercise program called Cross-Training and Physical Activity: A Better Life Experience (CAPABLE), which introduces the sport of CrossFit to cancer survivors and community members who may be at risk of devel...

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    “Everyone at Karmanos made me feel that I could really successfully fight my disease.” 97.1 The Ticket Lynn Aston, one-year breast cancer survivor, joined Daniella Bruce of the Detroit Tigers Radio Network moments before Pink Out the Park began to share her journey with cancer. When her radiologist noticed something on her mammogram results that wasn’t there the year before, Aston was diagnosed in September of 2023 at 74 years old with stage I invasive lobular carcinoma. She received radiation therapy t...

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    The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute , cancer centers, and other organizations across the nation recognize June as National Cancer Survivor Month. A cancer survivor is anyone with a history of cancer from the time they were diagnosed through the remainder of their life. June is a time to celebrate and honor the millions of people who have beat cancer and think of those who are currently undergoing treatment. Cancer Facts and Figures As of January 2022, there are about 18.1 million cancer survivors ...

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    The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute is partnering with Wayne State University (WSU) School of Medicine, the University of Rochester, and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to bring attention to the unique needs of cancer survivors and their caregivers in the LGBTQ+ community. The idea for this work came from LGBTQ+ stakeholder partners, who identified improving the well-being of cancer caregivers as a top priority for research and interventions. Now, the investigators are soliciting input fro...

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    The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute welcomes Wasif Saif, M.D., MBBS , as the new leader of the Phase I Clinical Trials Multidisciplinary Team and co-leader of the Gastrointestinal (GI) and Neuroendocrine Oncology Multidisciplinary Team (MDT). Dr. Saif is a world-renowned hematologist and oncologist specializing in GI cancers, experimental therapeutics and pharmacogenetics. He joined Karmanos on March 1, 2024. “Karmanos Cancer Institute is a trailblazer in cancer research and has been a m...

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    WWJ Karmanos makes seeing a genetic counselor convenient for everyone. You don’t have to be a cancer patient to utilize the Karmanos Cancer Genetics Counseling Service . Courtney Kokenakes, MS, LCGC , licensed genetic counselor, explained how appointments with genetic counselors are fashioned. She’ll be available to chat with you at the Screening Saves Lives: Cancer Screening and Educational Event at the Weisberg Cancer Center in Farmington Hills on Saturday, June 8, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Screening Save...

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    WWJ Karmanos is hosting its Screening Saves Lives: Cancer Screening and Educational Event at the Weisberg Cancer Center in Farmington Hills. Participants may receive breast cancer screenings, including mammograms, colorectal screening consultations, free head and neck examinations, and wellness checks. They can also speak to a genetic counselor about their potential risk for cancer. Courtney Kokenakes, MS, LCGC , licensed genetic counselor at the Karmanos Cancer Genetics Counseling Service , explained w...

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    The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute is partnering with Wayne State University (WSU) School of Medicine, CrossFit Petoskey and McLaren Northern Michigan to offer cancer survivors 12 weeks of physical activity classes. These free classes are provided as part of an exercise program introducing the sport of CrossFit to cancer survivors. The CAPABLE team seeks 20 cancer survivors to participate in the Cross-Training and Physical Activity: A Better Life Experience (CAPABLE) program. Previous exercise ex...

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    The 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 “Pink Out the Park” during the Saturday, June 8 game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Comerica Park. This special event has raised awareness for breast health for the past 12 years, celebrating survivors and honoring the legacies of those who have fought courageously. Breast cancer survivors will take part in a special pre-g...

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    Patient Power Endometrial hyperplasia is the crowding of glands in the endometrium, making the lining thicker. Symptoms may include heavy and extended periods, bleeding between menstrual cycles, a change in the length of the period, and bleeding after menopause. If left untreated, there could be a risk of cancer. Ira Winer, M.D., Ph.D., FACOG , gynecologic oncologist and member of the Gynecologic Oncology Multidisciplinary Team , explains the types of endometrial hyperplasia and the recommended treatmen...