Sharing Hope

Sometimes, the only people who really understand are those who have had cancer touch their lives

The Cancer Center in Community

While you may already be familiar with the lifesaving work within the walls of the Cancer Center, you may not be aware of our active presence in the community. Through our Community Outreach Program, faculty, staff and volunteers share the latest information and answer questions about cancer and what can be done to prevent it.

Support Systems

Heidi Woodward Sheffield looks back on the past two-and-a-half years of surgeries, chemotherapy, radiation therapy and reconstruction with relief. She is cancer-free and feels fortunate to have had a sense of rebirth throughout the process. In retrospect, she shares her best bets on coping, accepting help and support systems.

A Warm Welcome

Gretchen Elsner-Sommer enjoys welcoming people, whether it is into her home in Ann Arbor, her former bed and breakfast in Illinois or the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center. At 66, this breast cancer survivor volunteers at the Cancer Center every week hoping to make at least one cancer patient's day a little brighter.


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