Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

UM program’s ‘little angels’ help cancer survivors heal


Michele Mitchell spent the first months after her breast cancer diagnosis in an exhausting whirl of fear and depression.

But after a mastectomy, chemotherapy and radiation, Mitchell finally allowed herself to start a new chapter — finding much of her will and strength through post-treatment information and a sisterhood of fellow black breast cancer survivors as part of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s community-based stress management intervention program called Project CARE. Essentially, the program is about the journey after the journey.

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