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Support Services offered in collaboration with the American Cancer Society

I Can Cope

I Can Cope is a free educational program for people facing cancer-either personally or as a friend or family caregiver. Living with cancer can be one of the greatest challenges a person can face in the course of a lifetime. I Can Cope offers help-in the form of reliable information, peer support, and practical coping skills-so that you can meet this challenge.

I Can Cope classes help dispel cancer myths by presenting straightforward facts and answers to your cancer-related questions about:

  • Diagnosis and treatment
  • Side effects of treatment
  • Emotions and self-esteem
  • Cancer and intimacy
  • Communication skills
  • Community resources
  • Financial concerns
  • Pain management
  • Nutrition
  • Fatigue

Look Good…Feel Better for Women

The Look Good...Feel Better program is a community-based, free, national service that teaches female cancer patients beauty techniques to help restore their appearance and self-image during chemotherapy and radiation treatments.

Road to Recovery Service Program - Patient Transportation

Road to Recovery is an American Cancer Society service program that provides transportation for cancer patients to their treatments and home again. Transportation is provided according to the need and available resources in the community.

Reach to Recovery

For more than 30 years, the American Cancer Society Reach to Recovery program has helped people (female and male) cope with their breast cancer experience. This experience begins when someone is faced with the possibility of a breast cancer diagnosis and continues throughout the entire period that breast cancer remains a personal concern.

Through face-to-face visits or by phone, Reach to Recovery volunteers give support for:

  • People recently diagnosed with breast cancer
  • People facing a possible diagnosis of breast cancer
  • Those interested in or who have undergone a lumpectomy or mastectomy
  • Those considering breast reconstruction
  • Those who have lymphedema
  • Those who are undergoing or who have completed treatment such as chemotherapy and radiation therapy
  • People facing breast cancer recurrence or metastasis (the spread of cancer to another part of the body)