If you are a cancer patient seeking additional resources, some of these organizations and materials may be able to provide information or offer help:
- American Cancer Society Road to Recovery program provides transportation to and from treatment for people with cancer who do not have a ride or are unable to drive themselves.
- Arkëras is a Pacific Northwest–based fashion label committed to empowering patients during vulnerable moments of care. Their collection of luxury loungewear and patient gowns are made with premium fabrics and essential design details to support all stages of cancer care.
- Breastcancer.org is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing information and community to those touched by this disease
- Cancer Lifeline optimizes the quality of life for all people living with cancer. They provide emotional support, resources, educational classes and exercise programs designed to support people in all stages of the cancer process.
- Cancer Pathways (formerly Gilda’s Club) offers a program of educational, supportive, and community options for men, women, teens and children living with cancer along with their families and friends. Programs are offered in Seattle and throughout the State with collaborating partners in varied locations such as hospitals, community centers and schools.
- DiepCFoundation is your resource and support for all options for breast reconstruction after mastectomy. Real patients, real stories, and evidence-based medicine are what you will find to help you make an informed decision when deciding if breast reconstruction is the next step in your own breast cancer journey.
- FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered .
- Ford Warriors in Pink Ford Motor Company has been active in the fight against breast cancer since 1993. Over a decade ago, Ford intensified its efforts with the introduction of Ford Warriors in Pink—an organization dedicated to helping those touched by breast cancer, through actions that support, inspire and empower patients, survivors and co-survivors throughout their journey.
- Harmony Hill hosts three-day retreats where individuals affected by cancer have time to reflect and explore the physical, emotional and spiritual challenges of their diagnosis. Through group sessions and activities such as yoga, meditation, guided imagery, poetry and art, their compassionate faculty provides self-care tools and practical resources to help facilitate healing and well-being. Thanks to their generous donors, lodging, meals and curriculum are provided at no cost.
- Hope Scarves sends scarves, along with stories of hope, to people facing all types of cancer. They also fund research for improved treatment options and outcomes.
- Memorial Sloane Kettering Cancer Center offers an extensive directory of cancer medicines and supplements.
- Seattle tattoo artist Eric Eye specializes in nipple and areola restoration for breast cancer survivors. You can contact him through his website or via email: email@example.com .
- Seattle Young Survival Coalition Meet-Up Group offers in-person networking for those going through cancer under the age of 40.
- Society of Gynecologic Oncology’s (SGO) is dedicated to increasing public awareness of gynecologic cancer risk awareness, prevention, early detection and optimal treatment.
- Susan G. Komen Puget Sound is the largest private funder of mammograms for low-income and uninsured women in Washington State.
- Swedish Cancer Institute Support Groups The Swedish Cancer Institute offers a variety of support groups. The groups provide an opportunity to meet with others having experiences similar to your own. Each group is led by an experienced Swedish Cancer Institute support group facilitator and is open to all patients and caregivers, whether you are receiving care at Swedish Medical Center or another cancer facility in the community.
- Team Survivor Northwest provides provides fitness and health programs that enable women cancer survivors to take an active role in their ongoing healing.
- The Cents Program provides invaluable assistance with financial planning specifically for those going through cancer.
- The Mayday Fund is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization established in 1992 to alleviate the incidence, degree, and consequence of human physical pain by engaging in philanthropic grant activities.
- Valley Girls & Guys provides personalized blankets of comfort and hope to any and all that are fighting any kind of cancer. They also help fund mammograms here in Washington state for those who can’t afford them or have no insurance.
- Resilientship is an online community for young women who are facing the challenges of a cancer diagnosis. Resilientship connects women who are similar in age and diagnosis in hopes of encouraging each other that the fight together is stronger than the fight alone.
- Cancer + Careers empowers and educates people with cancer to thrive in their workplace, by providing expert advice, interactive tools, and educational events.
- The AIMS Institute is dedicated to advancing integrative medical care, research, and education within oncology, psychiatry, neurology, rehabilitation, and palliative care.
- Embolden Spa offers semi-permanent makeup services to create natural looking eyebrows for anyone hoping to add more to their existing brows or create the illusion of hair for those who have lost theirs.
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