Grief and Loss Program
This program offers assistance and information for those experiencing loss related to cancer
The diagnosis of cancer or any other life-threatening illness presents a threat to the balance of the entire family system. Individuals may grieve the loss of the daily life they knew before, perhaps incorporating a new “normal” into a future that may look different from what they had planned. The emotions that accompany these experiences are intensified when the person with the serious illness dies.
Through connection to grief support resources and yearly events, The Coping Through Transitions Program helps individuals and families evolve through the emotional phases of the cancer experience, providing support to those who have experienced the loss of a loved one secondary to cancer.
Resources Offered by the Grief and Loss Program:
- Coping Through Transitions (an on-line booklet)
- Download/print the Grief and Loss: Coping with the death of a loved one booklet
- Cancer Center Memorial
Please call the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center at 1-877-907-0859 for more information related to grief support resources.
The Grief and Loss Program is made possible by gifts to the Patient and Family Support Services Program. Learn how you can help by visiting our Make a Gift web pages.