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Prosthetic Breast Forms

Type: 
Organization
Description: 

We provide handmade custom prosthetic breastforms that are knitted and/or crocheted. Our breast forms are made by volunteers and are provided at no cost to anyone who has had a mastectomy or lumpectomy. Our generous volunteers buy the yarn, lovingly donate their time to produce beautiful custom forms, and pay the shipping costs. We do not accept monetary donations. All we ask is that recipients share our website information with others who may need our beautiful and truly awesome breastforms.

Only the highest quality 100% cotton fiber yarn is used, which is cooler, lighter and much more comfortable than traditional silicone prosthetics. There are color options available and recipients may choose a breastform with or without nipples. 

Contact information: 
Ginny Bender ginnybender@gmail.com
Author/Speaker/Performer: 
Ginny Bender
Publish date: 
August 17, 2015
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Hope Connections for Cancer Support

Type: 
Organization
Description: 

Hope Connections for Cancer Support helps people with cancer and their loved ones deal with the emotional and physical toll that comes with a cancer diagnosis.  We provide, free of charge,  support groups, educational workshops that provide learning opportunities and  and mind and body classes help rebuild strength and reduce the high level of stress that comes with a cancer diagnosis to cancer patients, their caregivers and survivors.

Our programs are available to anyone affected by cancer regardless of the cancer diagnosis, stage of disease, age, economic status , race, religion, sex or where they receive/received  their medical care.  We do not provide medical treatment or advice.

Publish date: 
July 17, 2015

Cancer and Careers

Type: 
Organization
Description: 

Cancer and Careers now offers a free Resume Review Service to help you gain confidence and put your best self forward after your cancer diagnosis.  Click here for more information about the service and get started.  A career coach will send you personalized feedback on your resume to help you stand out to an employer. 

Cancer and Careers offers comprehensive information and services for cancer survivors who are looking for work (including Ask the Experts teleconferences, a Career Coaching Center and Job Search Tools) to  help them get back to work and regain confidence in the process.  

Ovarian Cancer Support Group via Toll-Free Telephone

Type: 
Support groups
Description: 

Women diagnosed with ovarian cancer are invited to participate in free telephone support groups the second Wednesday of every month at 8:00 PM Eastern Time. All groups are facilitated by an ovarian cancer survivor.

The groups are offered as a free service by Support Connection. Advance registration is required. Please call 914-962-6402, or toll-free at 800-532-4290, to register and receive instructions on how to participate.

To learn more about the free services and programs offered by Support Connection, visit us on the web at http://supportconnection.org.

My Careful, Joyful Life...after cancer

Type: 
Web site
Description: 

Hello Community,
October 11th will mark 2 years since my stage 2B breast cancer diagnosis. In the last year I've spent a lot of time thinking about what kind of survivor I want to be and putting my professional experience as a researcher/writer and yoga teacher to work developing strategies to prevent a reoccurrence and deal with the fall out from chemo, radiation, surgery, lymphodema, and reconstruction. I started a blog to help myself stay on track and provide a resource for other survivors. I would be so honored to hear what other survivors thought about it. Please visit and comment if you can and pass on to anyone else you think it might help. I'm sure many of you can understand how much the project means to me. I had such a hard time finding resources that were valid, geared towards a younger audience, and didn't upset me once I got to the other side of treatment and really dove in. The resource I've tride to create is my solution to that. The blog web address is carefuljoyful.com the blog is called My Careful, Joyful Life...after cancer.

Source: 
www.carefuljoyful.com
Contact information: 
sszeglowski@gmail.com
Author/Speaker/Performer: 
Sara Szeglowski
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We are Alive ... Period!

Type: 
Support groups
Description: 

Come meet us! We are 5, 8, 10+ year long-term cancer survivors. Nobody in the world understands better than we do - where you are & what you need. Learn from long-term survivors. If we can do it, so can you!

Long-term cancer survivors (LTCS) mystify the medical profession because they don’t know how to duplicate the results. 

Motivational theory behind our group - On May 6, 1954, Roger Bannister broke the 4 minute mile. That meant he ran 1,760 yards in under 4 minutes. Prior to that date, for thousands of years, people tried to push themselves to run as fast as possible. Experts suggested that the human body had limitations; that we had found the limits of the body and could not expect to achieve a 4 minute mile. Yet, in 1940 the mile record was set and held at 4:01 for nine years...until Bannister came along. Once Bannister broke the 4 minute mile, others began to run under 4 minutes as well. Bannister held the record for only 46 days. Today it is common place for professional runners to run a mile under 4 minutes. What happened to the expert’s theory of our body’s limitations?

So here's the deal, since others have survived a high risk and at times a late stage cancer such as ovarian cancer, could we begin to look at their examples of survival as our own possibility? Could we begin to make survival as commonplace as breaking the 4 minute mile? Would you agree that the simple act of observing and interacting with long-term survivors is worth a try? If you were faced with the grim statistics of cancer, would you want to know that someone has overcome these grim statistics? Don't you want to become a stat-buster by outliving cancer?

We meet monthly, 4th Wednesday of each month, at a tea house, Zen Tea in Chamblee, Georgia and we are making things happen to grow to more locations too! This group is different than anything that has ever been done before...it's all about long-term survivors - letting all cancer patients know and see that long-term cancer survivors do exist. Our motto is "If we can do it, then so can you."

Contact information: 
spotmany@gmail.com
Publish date: 
July 2013

Cervical Cancer Survivor Stories and Information

Type: 
Web site
Contact information: 
You may contact Lisa for information

The Cancer Exchange

Type: 
Web site
Description: 
Dear Members,
 
I started a new group called "The Cancer Exchange" back in March of this year. While I truly believe in the goal of the group, I am having difficulty reaching the people I need to. I am asking for your assistance in spreading the word about the group. We hope to connect friends, families, patients and survivors of cancer to one another as a means of curbing the day-to-day costs of cancer care.
 
We hope that by "recycling" resources specific to cancer, we can make a dent in costs and bring a community of help together.
 
Please consider passing our information along to anyone who might be interested.
 
Thank You,
 
Lauren
Source: 
Public Website
Contact information: 
thecancerexchange@gmail.com
Publish date: 
March 27, 2013
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Smart Patients

Type: 
Web site
Description: 

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Smart Patients is a website where cancer patients and caregivers can learn from each other about treatments, clinical trials, the latest science, and how it all fits into the context of their experience. At Smart Patients, the term “patients” includes family members and friends, patient advocates, and survivors who use the website on behalf of patients. They are all part of the patient community.

It is currently focusing on cancer, because patients with different cancers can learn a lot from each other, especially when they are taking similar drugs, have similar complications, etc. Cancer, treatments and side effects, where to find help, how to cope with disease, clinical trials, research into disease and treatments, prevention, recurrence, end of life, grieving, and related topics are all important topics members can help each other with.

cancer.org

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Web site
Description: 

I highly suggest that people look at this site to learn the basics of cancer, their particular type of cancer. It will help you out immensely!!!

Source: 
The American Cancer Society
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