cancer research http://michiganradio.org en Giant, inflatable colon coming to Ann Arbor area mall http://michiganradio.org/post/giant-inflatable-colon-coming-ann-arbor-area-mall <p>That one got our attention too.</p><p>The press release from the University of Michigan News Service starts with "here's your chance:"</p><blockquote><p>The University of Michigan Health System will partner with the American Cancer Society to bring a 32-foot-long, 14-foot-high giant replica of the&nbsp;colon&nbsp;to Briarwood Mall,&nbsp;<span data-term="goog_802678564" tabindex="0">10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 22</span>, to raise awareness &nbsp;of colorectal cancer.</p></blockquote><p>What does such a thing look like? We asked for a few photos.</p><p></p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 16:52:22 +0000 Mark Brush 16853 at http://michiganradio.org Giant, inflatable colon coming to Ann Arbor area mall Searching for a cure to cancer a part of the American Dream for Yemeni-American http://michiganradio.org/post/searching-cure-cancer-part-american-dream-yemeni-american <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">In honor of July 4th, we asked immigrants across Michigan what America means to them. Abdo Najy shared his story.</span></p><p></p><p style="margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:.2in;margin-left:0in; line-height:15.75pt"><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: Georgia, serif;">Abdo</span><span class="apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>Najy&nbsp;has just recently completed his PhD and hopes to run his own lab soon. He's friendly, smiles a lot, and is animated when he talks about his research on breast and prostate cancer.<span class="apple-converted-space">&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></p><p style="margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:.2in;margin-left:0in; line-height:15.75pt"><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: Georgia, serif;">Najy</span><span class="apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>is modest and measured, but he knows he has a role in the search for a cure to cancer.&nbsp;He views his work as a scientist as his way to repay this country for educational opportunities he would not have had in his native Yemen.&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></p><p style="margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:.2in;margin-left:0in; line-height:15.75pt"><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: Georgia, serif;">Born in Yemen in the 1980’s in the midst of a polio outbreak, Najy contracted the disease when he was just six months old.</span></p><p style="margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:.2in;margin-left:0in; line-height:15.75pt"><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: Georgia, serif;"><o:p></o:p></span></p><p> Thu, 04 Jul 2013 12:15:00 +0000 Sarah Alvarez 13351 at http://michiganradio.org Searching for a cure to cancer a part of the American Dream for Yemeni-American 70 percent of women who get double mastectomies don't need them http://michiganradio.org/post/70-percent-women-who-get-double-mastectomies-dont-need-them <p>The statistics are scary: some 40,000 women are dying from breast cancer each year.</p><p>But some breast cancer survivors are getting double mastectomies they don't need, in the wrong belief it helps keep cancer from coming back.</p><p>That's according to a new University of Michigan study. For some survivors, the study says, the fear of cancer returning is so strong, they're getting risky surgeries for some false peace of mind.</p><p>If you've survived breast cancer, it can make medical sense to get that cancer-ridden breast removed.</p> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 16:29:19 +0000 Kate Wells 10099 at http://michiganradio.org 70 percent of women who get double mastectomies don't need them