Breast Cancers Resources
We are so glad you found us. Our staff works diligently to keep this list of resources update to date. There are several organizations – both locally and nationally – that offer a variety of services.
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American Institute for Cancer Research 1-800-843-8114
Provides the latest in research and gives people practical tools and information to help them prevent - and survive - cancer.
If you are having a mastectomy, this website explains all the different options that are available to you.
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Know your post-mastectomy reconstruction options. Learn more about the process of breast reconstruction, what options are available and what it looks like in this animated video.
Cancer.net 1-800-651-3038, English & Spanish, M-F 8am-4pm EST
A comprehensive consumer site providing timely, oncologist approved information to help patients make informed health care decisions. Sponsored by ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncologists), the site includes cancer overviews, coping and advocacy.
The American Cancer Society (ACS) is a nationwide voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy, and service.
Cancer Care, Inc. 1-800-813-4673
A good starting point for accessing a wide range of cancer information, from current news to coping with cancer.
Cancer Liaison Program 1-301-796-8460
Answers questions about treatments for cancer and other conditions. Also provides information about clinical trials and gaining access to drugs in development.
John Hopkins Center: Ask the Expert 1-888-992-1625
This service offers access to experts in the field to answer your questions, to be used in conjunction with the advice of your local health care team.
Living Beyond Breast Cancer 1-855-807-6386
Online community to connect people with trusted breast cancer information and provide support.
National Breast Cancer Coalition 1-800-622-2838
Information on the latest research, advocacy issues, and the overarching politics and priorities for breast cancer legislation and government funding.
National Cancer Institute 1-800-4-CANCER, English & Spanish, M-F 9am-4:30pm EST
This organization offers a comprehensive site for cancer patients to understand types of cancer, clinical trials, statistics, research, and available resources.
A service of the National Cancer Institute, provides a free database search of over 19 million life science and medical journals for those familiar with medical/scientific terminology and research methods.
National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) 1-800-999-6673; 1-844-259-7178 (Spanish)
Helps those newly diagnosed with rare diseases connect with others and find helpful resources. Offers education, advocacy, and research for the indentification, treatment, and cure for rare disorders. Check the website for a list of cancer subtypes that are included.
The Annie Appleseed Project
Provides information for anyone to reduce their risk of cancer. They help people in active treatment, reduce toxicities and info about alternative or natural therapies.
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
A comprehensive site on integrative medicine, including information on therapies, herbs and botannicals, and integrative research.
National Center for Complememtary and Alternative Medicine
The federal government's lead agency for scientific research on CAM offers information on choosing these therapies wisely and guidelines for finding a practitioner. Does not offer direct referrals.
Society for Integrative Oncology 1-518-694-5543
Advancing evidence-based, comprehensive, integrative healthcare to improve the lives of people affected by cancer. Information on open clinical trials, recent trials, and a guide to finding credible information on the interent.
Sustain Inspire Survive 585-662-5812
Provides financial assistance, essential services to those enduring breast cancer treatment.
Embrace Your Sisters 585-624-9690
Non-profit organization that provides financial support to those in the greater Finger Lakes Region going through breast cancer. Application is required, find on website.
Rochester Regional Financial Assistance 585-922-1001
Rochester Regional Health- Financial Council & Assistance
URMC Financial Assistance
Strong Hospital: 585-758-7650, Highland Hospital: 585-341-0023
Financial assistance programs are available at Strong Hospital and Highland Hospital
Cancer Services Program of the Finger Lakes Region 585-224-3070
The Cancer Services Program of the Finger Lakes Region (CSP-FLR) can help uninsured men and women living in Monroe, Livingston, Ontario, Wayne, Seneca and Yates Counties get the cancer screening they need. CSP-FLR pays for: Colong cancer screenings; Mammograms; Clinical breast exams; Pelvi exams & Pap tests; Diagnostic tests.
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners 1-866-760-8223
A non profit organization that works to prevent breat cancer by eliminating our exposure to toxic chemicals and radiation linked to the disease.
Non-profit organization dedicated to protecting human health and the environment.
Campaign for Safe Cosmetics
Provides information about cosmetics and contaminants to avoid and steps you can take to reduce toxic exposures that will protect your health and the health of your family.
Transportation Access (TRAC) - If you live in Monroe County, are 60 or older or have a disability, call Lifespan and ask to speak with a TRAC Mobility specialist who can tell you about transportation options and even arrange the ride for you.
Road to Recovery 1-800-227-2345
This program sponsored by the American Cancer Society provides transportation to and from treatment for cancer patients, according to needs and available resources in each community. Volunteer drivers donate their time and the use of their cars. Call or go online to check availability in your area.
Medical Motor Services 585-654-7030
Medical Motor Services provides senior citizens and individuals with disabilities and special needs the specialized transportaiton they need to receive non-emergency medical services and to remain involved in their community.
Hope Lodge 1-800-227-2345 or 585-224-4900
Each Hope Lodge offers cancer patients and their caregivers a free place to stay when their best hope for effective treatment may be in another city. Hope Lodge provides a nurturing, home-like environment where guests can retreat to private rooms or connect with others.
Joe's House 1-877-563-7468
Joe's House is not an actual house, but a nonprofit organization that helps cancer patients and their families find a place to stay when traveling away from home for medical treatment.
Alternative Hair 585-385-3667
Sherry Schaefer, Wig boutique & also takes gentle used wig donations.
Ebeauty @ Noyes (Human Resources) speak with Ashley: 585-335-6755
Grasta's Beauty and Wig Studio 585-392-7823
By Appointment Only
Images by Vincenzo 585-359-1240
Integrated Hair Solutions 585-475-0010
Quinlans Medical Supply 585-243-3510, 585-394-2303
Compression garments, Breast prosthesis
Sands Cancer Center Style Shop 585-396-6780
Wigs, scarves, & hats
Thelma's Boutique 585-256-2460
Wigs, breast prosthesis, compression garments.
Tina Cimino Studio 585-617-4850
Wigs, personal consultations
Camp Good Days & Special Times Women's Oncology Program 585-624-5555
Overnight camping experiences for those facing a cancer diagnosis.
Casting for Recovery 888-553-3500
Fly fishing program for women with breast cancer.
Livestrong at the YMCA 585-341-4064
Livestrong at the YMCA focuses on you - the whole person-not the disease. A free, 12 week programs that meets 2x a week
Naiades Oncology Rowing- Rowing to Recovery Program 585-797-7894
Rowing club that welcomes all male and female cancer survivors.
Chair for Comfort (Contact Bobbie LaVoie): 585-727-4866, email: Achairforcomfort@gmail.com
A friend to friend lift-reclining chair loan program for woman having mastectomy surgery.
Breast Cancer Freebies
There are generous people and organizations whose mission it is to make the cancer journey a little easier and take the burden off your wallet with FREE wigs, hats, make-up and so much more. This website provides a central place to find some wonderful freebies.
The Chemo Angels program offers support to those battling a cancer diagnosis and undergoing I V chemo treatment. The volunteer angels offer positive support via weekly cards and letters to patients while they're going through chemo treatments. (This is a free service.)
Cleaning for a Reason 1-877-337-3348
This national organization partners with maid services to offer professional house cleanings to help women undergoing treatment for any type of cancer. An application form is available online.
Look Good Feel Better
Online program that teaches beauty techniques to people with cancer to help them manage the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment. The program includes lessons on skin & nail care, cosmetics, wigs & turbans, accessories & styling, helping people with cancer to find normalcy in a life that is by no means normal.
Cleveland Clinic 1-866-223-8100
9500 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44195
Dana Farber Cancer Institute 1-617-632-3000
450 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215
John Hopkins Medicine 1-410-464-6713
401 North Broadway, Baltimore, MD 21231
MD Anderson Cancer Center 1-855-549-4047
1220 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center 1-646-497-9064
300 East 66th St,. Floor 1-4, New York, NY 10065
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center 1-716-845-3152
665 Elm St, Buffalo, NY 14203
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