Gynecologic 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.
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.
Foundation for Women's Cancer 1-312-578-1439
This organization supports research, education, and public awareness of gynecologic cancers.
Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) 1-800-232-4636
Provides information about Cervical, Ovarian, Uterine, Vaginal & Vulvar Cancers. Also has links to low-cost screenings and their awareness campaign - Inside Knowledge which provides factsheets about the different gynecologic cancers.
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.
National Cervical Cancer Coalition 1-800-685-5531
Nonprofit organization dedicated to serving women with, or at risk for, cervical cancer and HPV disease. Provides support services, educational materials, tools for detection, and screening awareness.
National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) 1-800-999-6673
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.
National Ovarian Cancer Coalition
888-OVARIAN (info line)
214-273-4200 (direct line)
The goal is to educate communites and increase awareness about the symptoms of ovarian cancer. They provide information to assist newly-diagnosed patients, hope to survivors, and support to caregivers.
Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance 212-268-1002
Their mission is to cure ovarian cancer, advocate for patients, and support survivors. OCRA offers information for newly diagnosed, peer support, research, clinical trial information and resources for patients.
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.
SHARE for Women Facing Breast or Ovarian Cancers 1-844-275-7427
A national nonprofit that supports, educates, and empowers women affected by breast, ovarian, or metastatic breast cancer.
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center 212-639-2000
A comprehensive site on integrative medicine, including information on therapies, herbs and botannicals, and integrative research.
National Center for Complememtary and Alternative Medicine 1-888-644-6226
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 internet.
Cancer Services Program of the Finger Lakes Region
Strong Hospital: 585-758-7650, Highland Hospital: 585-341-0023
The Cancer Services Program of the Finger Lakes Region (CSP-FLR) can provide helpful information and connect you with resources that are close to work or home, including free screenings.
Charity Care - Rochester Regional 585-922-1001
Rochester Regional Health- Financial Council & Assistance
Cancer Services Program of Monroe County 585-224-3070
The Cancer Services Program of Monroe County (CSP-MC) can provide helpful information and connect you with resources that are close to work or home, including free screenings.
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.
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.
Women Voices for the Earth
WVE drives action towards a future free from the impacts of toxic chemicals rooted in gender justice alongside those historically and presently ignored by the environmental health movement by leveraging an intersectional solidarity approach based on our expertise in research, advocacy and organizing.
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.
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.
Ebeauty @ Noyes (Human Resources Department): Ashley_derrenbacher@urmc.rochester.edu, 585-335-6755 My Wig Coach 585-385-3667
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, post surgical garments
Sands Cancer Center Style Shop
Wigs, scarves, & hats
Tina Cimino Studio 585-617-4850
Name Notes Phone Camp Good Days & Special Times Women's Oncology Program Overnight camping experiences for those facing a cancer diagnosis 585-624-5555 Livestrong at the YMCA Livestrong at the YMCA focuses on you- the whole person-not the disease. A free, 12 week programs that meets 2x a week 585-341-4064 Naiades Oncology Rowing- Rowing to Recovery Program Rowing club that welcomes all male and female cancer survivors. 585-797-7894 Chemo Angels
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
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.
Name Notes Phone Cleveland Clinic 9500 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44195 1-866-223-8100 Dana Farber Cancer Institute 450 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215 1-617-632-3000 John Hopkins Medicine 401 North Broadway, Baltimore, MD 21231 1-410-464-6713 MD Anderson Cancer Center 1220 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030 1-855-549-4047 Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center 300 East 66th St,. Floor 1-4, New York, NY 10065 1-646-497-9064 Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center 665 Elm St, Buffalo, NY 14203 1-716-845-3152