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Look Good Feel Better (for women facing cancer)

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This is a TOTALLY FREE one time get together where professionals in your area get together and donate their time to help you learn about how to take care of your skin and tricks for looking your best during treatments. They will talk about different kinds of wigs and/or head treatments like scarfs and turbans. Believe me, if you lose your hair, and it is in cool weather, you will freeze. You lose a lot of heat through your head. A terry cloth turban is invaluable and inexpensive. They teach you so much about things you wouldn't eve think about probably.

Even if you don't wear make up there are things you need to know about taking care of your skin during treatments.

And you come away with a lot of free name brand skin care products that are good for you during treatments and also a lot of free name brand cosmetics which are all donated by the companies. Each person gets products that will work best with their skin types and cosmetics for their skin colours etc.

It truly makes you feel better! It is offered on a regular basis in Cancer Centres all over the US and Canada. It IS FREE but you do need to register to attend however.

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My local Cancer Centre is where I learned about it
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Look on the website for the one-time get together closest to you. You won't regret it.
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Cancer Voices SA

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Cancer advocacy and support organisation in South Australia. 100% volunteers "raising a voice for those affected by cancer". See the "Finding Information" links for cancer resources.

Contact information: 
info@cancervoicessa.org.au
Author/Speaker/Performer: 
Ashleigh Moore
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Patient Advocate Foundation

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Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF)
They have a great colorectal division created just for us. Their advocare managers are caring, efficient and very helpful.

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ICAN - International Cancer Advocacy Network

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This org has helped me get in contact with the clinical trial people, called on my behalf when they were dragging their feet, helped me find the oncologists who know melanoma best. These folks are like my family and help me through the bad times and good.

ICAN fights for the lives of late-stage cancer patients by helping to manage the complexities of their disease with cutting-edge information services, physician referrals (at the patient's request), and the most relevant resources to be found anywhere.

Contact information: 
E-mail (other than Patient Inquiries): contact@askican.org Phone: (602) 861-9642 Fax: (602) 926-8109 Mail: 27 West Morten Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85021-7246 For Patient Inquiries, patients must email ProgramServices@askican.org with the email's subject/title saying Patient Inquiry: (Specify the Cancer)

Voices of Survivors

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The “Voices of Survivors Foundation” is devoted to exploring what ‘Survivorship’ means to the individual ‘Survivor’, whether they are recently diagnosed, in-treatment or post-treatment, in a variety of documentary formats. Each ‘Survivor’ helps define what this means to not only themselves, but also gives insight to others who are on this journey as well, either as a ‘Survivor’ or a ‘Co-Survivor’.

The face of cancer is one that has been portrayed as that of only older people or children for so long, but that face is not reflective of whom cancer truly affects. It affects us all! We become a ‘Survivor’ when we first hear those three words: “You have cancer.”

At that moment, your ‘Survivorship’ begins and you are not alone. Each and every ‘voice’ shared can mean so much to so many and touch even more. Stand up, be heard!

I'm Too Young For This! Cancer Foundation - i[2]y

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i[2]y exists to ensure that every young adult affected by cancer is given access to the best age-appropriate support they are entitled to in order to get busy living at every stage of their survivorship.

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I'm too young for this! Cancer foundation. Voice of Young Adults!

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Great source of info, outings, support groups for young adults with cancer.

Smith Farm for Healing and the Arts

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Young Survival Coalition

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Organization
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Young Survival Coalition (YSC) is the premier international organization dedicated to the critical issues unique to young women and breast cancer. YSC works with survivors, caregivers and the medical, research, advocacy and legislative communities to increase the quality and quantity of life for women diagnosed with breast cancer ages 40 and under.
-YSC Mission Statement

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