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.
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.
Not to knock THIS site at all, it provides a VERY important service as far as interactive support but the Fight Colorectal Cancer Website is very informative. Links on what WE can do as far as being our own advocates to get more funding for research.
A very helpful and friendly organization. I recommend talking to them if you're having any financial issues with your treatment.
To effectively fight this disease, ECAN is establishing The Network, a community of individuals and groups who are concerned about the rapid increase in esophageal cancer cases and want to support the campaign for public awareness and the creation of more effective tools to detect and treat the disease. ECAN is dedicated to working for increased funding for medical research to battle esophageal cancer. Despite its distinction as the fastest increasing cancer diagnosis in the United States, esophageal cancer is currently among the most poorly funded cancers in terms of federal research dollars. ECAN and its network of supporters are working to change that. We look forward to the day when esophageal cancer is regularly detected at early stages and the medical establishment has all the information and tools it needs to effectively treat and cure those who are diagnosed.
Public Awareness – ECAN wants Americans who suffer with persistent heartburn to become aware of the possibility that their reflux can cause cancer and discuss with their physicians whether an upper endoscopy of the esophagus is appropriate. We plan to coordinate a national public awareness campaign using broadcast and print media, messaging through partnerships with corporations and organizations as well as interactive, internet-based media and tools.
Medical Community Awareness – ECAN wants primary caregivers to become aware of the dramatic increase in Esophageal Cancer among non-smoking patients and be aware of the link between heartburn and cancer when treating their patients. We plan to offer Continuing Medical Education for medical professionals involved in primary care for patients, both in person and through the internet.
Decision Maker Awareness – ECAN wants those who influence how federal research resources are spent to be more aware of the burgeoning problem Esophageal Cancer has become and the need to provide appropriate funding for research.
Wonderful foundation with current updated information for survivors dealing with adenoid cystic carcinoma. Also sister site that is international for survivors to connect with others for good sound information on what to expect, and new trials others are in. We also just chat to see how each other are doing. Can actually call them on the phone to ask questions, and yes you talk to a real person !
Offers information (accurate and updated) for adenoid cystic carcinoma. This is an international group that is dedicated to finding a cure and promoting support for ACC survivors everywhere. Excellant resource !