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Cancer Deaths and the Link to Lifestyle and Environment

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Join Dr. David Schottenfeld, M.D., M.S. this Wednesday, July 24th from 5:15-6:00 PM in 1690 SPH Crossroads for a lecture on A Current Perspective on the Proportion of Cancer Deaths in the United States Attributable to Lifestyle and Environmental Risk Factors.

Learn more about this exciting public health event!


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Survivor’s Day Celebration 2013


Cancer survivors, family, friends, and health care providers are invited to join in the 19th annual Survivor’s Day Celebration this Sunday, June 9th from 1 PM- 3PM at the Washtenaw Community College Morris Lawrence Building (map).

Keynote speaker, Dr. Paul McGhee, PhD will examine how humor contributes to health and how his 7 Humor Habits Program can help you cope with the stress of learning to live with, and beyond cancer. Dr. McGhee is president of The Laughter Remedy, pioneering humor researcher, and author of Humor: The Lighter Path to Resilience and Health as well as many other articles and publications. His keynote is titled “Humor Your Tumor.”

There will also be light refreshments, door prizes and an information fair on survivorship issues. Register today online or by calling 734-998-7071!

For more information about this event, visit here or contact Martha Laatsch at mlaatsch@umich.edu.

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Men’s Fellowship Breakfast XVIII


Join us this Saturday from 8:30-11 AM for a free Men’s Fellowship Breakfast in the Washtenaw Community College Morris Lawrence Building (map).

This event will have three distinguished speakers on the topics of: Heart Disease, Cancer & Self Motivation.

  • Ken Jamerson, MD. Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Health System. He will speak about heart disease and high blood pressure.
  • Greg Harden, MSW. Associate Athletic Director & Director of Athletic Counseling, University of Michigan. He will speak about motivation for life, health, and success.
  • Susan Daron, RN. Cancer AnswerLine Nurse, U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center.  Learn about colon and prostate cancer, and the HPV vaccine for young men.

All men are welcome at this free breakfast and there will be chances to win door prizes! Make sure to register here and to drop by the Taubman Health Sciences Library table to collect some free consumer health information resources! This event is sponsored by the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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5W Wednesday: Yoga for Breast Cancer

Our 5W Wednesday series highlights a variety of health care organizations, professionals and programs that keep our community healthy.

What is the new program?
The Cancer Support Community is pleased to announce a new weekly yoga program designed specifically for women affected by breast cancer.

Why is CSC offering this program?
Studies have shown that yoga in women with breast cancer:

  • Prevents and manages fatigue and insomnia related to cancer treatment.
  • Decreases anxiety and depression and improves mood.
  • Builds muscle tone and mass.
  • Boosts the immune system.

Who is this class for?
This class is for all breast cancer survivors. No experience needed. All equipment provided.  Join anytime by calling 734-975-2500.

When are the classes?
Monday evenings from 5-6 pm at our center in Ann Arbor for this free ongoing class. The first class will be held 5/7/12.

Where are the classes?
All classes are held at the Cancer Support Community located at 2010 Hogback Road, Suite 3, Ann Arbor, MI 48105. (Map.) For more information visit www.cancersupportannarbor.org.

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Women’s Wellness Weekend Retreats for Breast Cancer Survivors

This summer five 3-day life-balancing women’s wellness retreats will be offered at Grass Lake Sanctuary to survivors of breast cancer.

Who? If you or someone you know is a woman diagnosed with Stage I, II, or III breast cancer having completed active treatment and is interested in taking the next steps toward wellness, contact Christie Morgan, Grass Lake Sanctuary Program Coordinator at 734-408-1552 or visit their website, www.grasslakesanctuary.org.
Women who are underinsured, underserved or have low income and live in Washtenaw, Jackson, Ingham, Livingston, Eaton, Clinton, or Shiawassee Counties are eligible for FULL  scholarships, provided through a grant from the Mid-Michigan Susan G. Komen Foundation for the Cure.

What? This special three-day event includes Life-Balancing experiences such as:

  • Heart Connecting Women’s Circles and Fire Circle
  • Beautiful and Comfy Bungalow Accommodations
  • Make-Your-Own Organic Pizza in Wood Fired Oven
  • Learn about Nutritional Recipes
  • Nature and Art Activities
  • Enjoy Healing Body Movement
  • De-Stress Free Time to Hike, Contemplate and Rest
  • Relaxing Therapeutic Massage

Where? Grass Lake Sanctuary is a 145-acre non-profit retreat sanctuary located in Manchester, Michigan dedicated to helping individuals and families re-establish life-balancing connections with nature, healthy relationships, creativity from the heart, healthy food, and therapeutic massage.

When? Retreat weekends for summer 2011 are: July 1-3, 8-10, 29-31 & August 5-7, 26-28.

For more information: Visit the Women’s Wellness Weekend website or contact Christie Morgan, Grass Lake Sanctuary Program Coordinator at 734-408-1552.

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Free Pap Test Screening

Free Pap Screenings!
Saturday, March 26
Briarwood Building 2, Suite B
400 E. Eisenhower Pkwy
Ann Arbor, MI 48108

“This year more than 12,000 women will be diagnosed with cervical cancer. The good news is this serious disease can be cured if detected early. Cervical cancer has no symptoms at its earliest stages. That’s why screenings are so important. The test takes less than 10 minutes and may save your life. Secure your history and schedule an appointment for a free screening!

To schedule: call Cancer AnswerLine at:1-800-865-1125. Registration is required.

Sponsored by the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center Community Outreach Office, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Women’s Health Program and the Program for Multicultural Health.”

For more information visit this MedlinePlus cervical cancer page.

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5W Wednesday: The Cancer Support Community of Greater Ann Arbor

Our 5W Wednesday series highlights a variety of health care organizations, professionals and programs that keep our community healthy.

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Who are they?
The Cancer Support Community (CSC) is a nonprofit organization that provides support, education and hope for people affected by cancer FREE of charge. CSC is an independent chapter of a national organization partnership between The Wellness Community and Gilda’s Club. The Cancer Support Community is the largest professionally-led network of fee-free cancer support worldwide, and is better equipped to meet the evolving needs of people touched by cancer by offering innovative and comprehensive support services. The Cancer Support Community opened their doors locally in November 2007.

What do they do?
The CSC’s mission is to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action and sustained through community. They aim to provide a healthy community in which everybody has a reliable, high-quality health care home and can receive first-rate, continuous health care, regardless of economic, insurance, cultural or social condition. Their services include support groups, stress management programs, exercise classes, educational workshops and social activities.

Why would someone need these services?
For many people, cancer affects much more than just the physical body. People touched by cancer often also have emotional, psychological and social needs – and medical care might not be enough. Research shows that services like those offered at the Cancer Support Community (called psychosocial support services) succeed in decreasing fatigue, depression and anxiety, and that they increase people’s ability to cope, their quality of life and even their immune system response. The evidence to support this type of care is so promising that the Institute of Medicine came out with a report stating that psychosocial care should be seen as an integral part of cancer care.

Where can you find them?
The Cancer Support Community is located at 2010 Hogback Road, Suite 3 Ann Arbor, MI 48105, (734)-975-2500. You can find them online and on facebook.

When can you reach them?
The office is open Monday -Thursday 9:00-5:00pm and Friday 9:00-12:00pm.  They are also open during additional hours for special activities. Check the program calendar (downloadable from the homepage) for more information about dates and times of events.

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