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Helping Hands Fund for Women with Breast Cancer

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As new drugs show promise in preventing breast cancer, women who should be taking these medications may be reluctant if costs are too high. This is also true for pharmaceuticals prescribed as part of breast cancer treatment regimens. The "Helping Hands Fund" at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center helps patients whose medication costs, for prevention or treatment, exceed their ability to pay. Your gift in these tough times will make a difference.

The U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center provides its patients diagnostic, treatment and support services in a collaborative environment, focused on excellence in patient care. Drawing on the strengths of the University of Michigan faculty, the Cancer Center has assembled a team of specialists who are leaders in their fields to unravel the threat of cancer and to provide care and comfort to those it afflicts.

Report from the Field
March 2017

Thanks in part to donors like you the Helping Hands Fund, (a program under Patient and Family Support Services), was able to provide need-based financial support for cancer patients and their families during their treatment and beyond. Support like yours gives patients hope and helps them focus on their top priority — their health and well-being. They have supported thousands of cancer patients and their families in the quest to get back on their feet while fighting cancer. In 2015 alone, they administered 296 vouchers for lodging, meals, medicine, durable medical equipment, prescriptions, rent, utilities/insurance and transportation, among other needs.

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