Information Resources

American Cancer Society's Reach to Recovery Program
The Reach to Recovery program has been described as, "women who have been there helping women who are there now" 
Its goal is to provide education, one-on-one support, and - when needed - a temporary prosthesis to women who have been recently diagnosed with and are having/have had surgery for breast cancer. Program volunteers may also work with the breast cancer survivor at other times as well. Women needing these services are matched with a trained volunteer who herself has had breast cancer in the past. To contact the Reach to Recovery program volunteers, please call 1-866-500-3272 or go to www.cancer.org We are happy to receive either patient initiated or provider initiated referrals.

ACS also provides psychosocial navigators and resource centers - click here to download a Colorado Statewide Info Sheet or download a Denver-Metro Info Sheet.  Also, learn more about their Look Good Feel Better Program here.

Breast Cancer Network of Strength (Formerly Y-Me)
Breast Cancer Network of Strength provides immediate emotional relief to anyone affected by breast cancer. Through peer support, empowerment and knowledge, Network of Strength strives to ensure that no one faces breast cancer alone. Call the YourShoes hot line and get immediate emotional relief by talking to a breast cancer survivor, 1-800-221-2141. We named our call center YourShoesTM because our peer counselors are all breast cancer survivors. They understand how important it is to talk with someone who's been through it. The peer counselors at YourShoes help people touched by breast cancer feel the strength and support they need. For more information, please call 303-300-5158 or visit our website at http://www.networkofstrength.org
CanCare is a nonprofit organizatioin that provides emotional support to those currently facing a battle with cancer and their family members. A patient is matched with a CanCare volunteer for one-on-one emotional support based on a variety of criteria including cancer site, treatments, age and gender. Generally, support is provided over the phone and sometimes through email, and we encourage those who are matched with someone in the same geographical area to make an effort to meet in person.

Cancer Hope Network  - Talk to someone who's been there.  Cancer Hope Network is a non-profit organization that provides free and confidential one-on-one support to adult cancer patients and their families.  That support is provided by matching people diagnosed with cancer and/or family members with trained volunteers who have themselves undergone and recovered from a similar cancer experience.

Cleaning for a Reason offers free cleaning services to cancer patients undergoing chemo therapy and may be unable to take on these daily tasks.  This organization recruits professional residential maid services who are insured and/or bonded and performs background checks on their employees to participate in their foundation.  To find out more about these free cleaning services, check out the process for applying.

Colorado Breast Cancer Support Resource Directory 
The purpose of the Colorado Breast Cancer Support Resources Directory is to provide a helpful guide to the broad range of support resources available to people diagnosed with breast cancer and those who care for them.

  Funded in part by a grant from the Breast and Women's Reproductive Cancers Fund, the intent of the site is to offer information and options on evidence-based medicine for breast cancer, focused on Colorado.  Visit http://www.bcccolorado.org.

Combining Science with humanity. CURE makes cancer understandable. Go to http://www.curetoday.com
 

EduCare Breast Cancer Treatment Handbook or Amazon.com 
The EduCare Handbook provides a guide to understanding breast cancer, treatments, emotions and recovery from breast cancer.
Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making Provides Shared Decision-Making (SDM) videos on breast cancer treatment options to include - Ductal Carcinoma In-situ (DCIS), Early Stage Breast Cancer and Surgical Decisions, Hormone and Chemotherapy, Reconstructive Surgery and Metastatic Disease. The SDM programs are designed to support an informed dialogue with your doctor as you make decisions related to Breast Cancer.
  The mission of Kids Konnected is to provide friendship, understanding, education and support for kids and teens who have a parent with cancer or have lost a parent with cancer.

LifeSpark provides comfort and support for individuals with cancer through the gentle hands-on energy therapies of Reiki and Healing Touch. These therapies help relieve side effects of cancer treatment while promoting peace and well-being. Weekly sessions are offered in hospitals and churches throughout the Metro-Denver area.  For more information and to receive sessions (Metro-Denver area only) contact LifeSpark Cancer Resources at www.LifeSparkNow.org.

At Live By Living, we understand that a cancer diagnosis creates a range of challenges - physical, emotional, and spiritual, to name just a few.  Regaining your strength after treatment is difficult.  Regaining your bearings can be even harder.

Mylifeline.org

MyLifeLine.org is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that encourages cancer patients and caregivers to create free, customized websites. Our mission is to empower patients to build an online support community of family and friends to foster connection, inspiration, and healing.

  When Your Parent Has Cancer: A Guide for Teens - If your mom, dad, or an adult close to you has cancer, this information is for you. Here you can read about what has helped other teens get through this tough time.
National Lymphedema Network 
Provides education and guidance to lymphedema patients, health care professionals, and the general public by disseminating information on the prevention and management of primary and secondary lymphedema.
  Parenting with Cancer is the place to go when you find out you or a loved one has cancer, but you're not sure how to tell the kids. Filled with practical advice from professionals and been there, done that stories from survivors...
The Denver Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation provides funding to other not-for-profit organizations to provide breast health and breast cancer-related services to medically underserved women. For more information about the Denver Affiliate, or see a list of their current grantees and mammogram locations please call 303 744 2088 or visithttp://www.susangkomen.org.
Are You Eligible for a Free Mammogram or Cervical Exam?
The Colorado Women's Wellness Connection is a program through the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment. The goal of WWC is to reduce breast and cervical cancer morbidity and mortality amoung Colorado women with limited income and limited or no insurance. Click here for more information.

Services through WWC are limited to women who meet the program’s eligibility criteria. For women who fall outside of the target age range and residency guidelines for WWC, services may be available through the Denver Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation’s grantee organizations. For a list of current Komen Foundation grantees, please click here. Please note: all Komen grantees establish their own eligibility guidelines. Please contact the individual organizations for additional information.

A Cancer Support Group Serving Young Adults Along Colorado's Front Range
There is no age restriction if you are young at heart.

The National LGBT Cancer Network works to improve the lives of LGBT cancer survivors and those at risk by:

  • EDUCATING the LGBT community about our increased cancer risks and the importance of screening and early detection;
  • TRAINING health care providers to offer more culturally-competent, safe and welcoming care; and
  • ADVOCATING for LGBT survivors in mainstream cancer organizations, the media and research.
 

Wellness Within is a healing oasis for patients, survivors, caregivers, and families affected by the trauma, stress and anxiety brought on by cancer. Located in a quaint neighborhood in downtown Roseville, our center offers a warm and inviting space to let go and learn how to manage your stressors.

We provide a wide range of free services that enhance an individual's ability to experience quality of life through practices that incorporate physical, emotional, and mental wellbeing