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This is a reference list for a variety of cancer related programs, educational materials and facilities for those battling cancer and their families. If you can’t find what you need here, please contact us.

That Special Woman

“Specializing in a Woman’s Personal Needs”
contact: Eva Ofcharsky RN BOC/ABS Certified

108 Gateway Shopping Center
Edwardsville, Pa 18704
570-288-6688

  • Breast Prothesis
  • Breast Enhancers
  • Mastectomy Bras
  • Lymphedema Garments
  • Wigs (over 200 in stock)
  • Mastectomy Swimwear
  • Hats, turbans and Scarves
  • Compression Stockings
  • Custom Garments
  • Orthopedic Supplies

Camp Bravehearts


Call Eva at 570-288-6688 or Karen at 570-852-3125 for more information. Visit the website.

Mission Statement:
Our goal is to provide women who are dealing with cancer an opportunity to share life experiences. Through the exercise, crafts, wellness, outdoor, educational and social activities offered at Camp Bravehearts, we will provide participants an opportunity to learn new skills, increase self esteem and confidence, and help address the risks and fears that many women face during and after treatment.

CareGivers America

Wilkes-Barre Office
1-800-354-4350

  • Skilled Nursing Care
  • Light Housekeeping
  • Companionship
  • Bathing Assistance
  • Meal Preperation
  • Errands and Shopping
  • Medication reminders
  • Handyman Services
  • Laundry Services
  • Transportation Needs
  • Pet Care
  • Medical Alert Systems


Northeast Regional Cancer Institute

63 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, Pa 18701
1-800-424-6724

The Northeast Regional Cancer Institute (NRCI) is a local, non-profit organization working to ease the burden of cancer in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Focusing on research, education & survivorship the Cancer Institute invests all of its resources in NEPA.

The primary service area for the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute includes the following Counties: Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike, Susquehanna, Wayne and Wyoming – with additional services in Carbon, Lehigh and Northampton.

Website.

American Cancer Society


Website
1-800-ACS-2345

  • Health Insurance Assistance
  • Road to Recovery (Free Transportation)
  • Referrals to Community Resources
  • Hope Lodge (Free overnight facility offered to cancer patients and their families needing a place to stay while recieving cancer treatment)
  • Look Good Feel Better (classes at Candy’s Place)
  • I Can Cope (Free educational program for people facing cancer.. www.cancer.org/icancope.
  • Clinical Trials Matching Service
  • Cancer Survivors Network (An emotional support system accessible on the Internet created by and for cancer survivors and caregivers.. www.cancer.org/csn
  • Man to Man (One-on-One or group support for men with prostate cancer.)
  • Tobacco Cessation ..(call 1-800-QUIT-NOW)

Locks of Love

Hair Donation Guidelines

234 Southern Blvd.
West Palm Beach, Fl 33405
561-833-7332

Mesothelioma Resource Online

Website
With more than 4,000 pages of content, this resource website features information on asbestos exposure, mesothelioma, and other cancers and associated diseases such as testicular, breast, and COPD. The site has a full staff that you can chat with to learn even more information about these diseases.

Mesothelioma Help Now

This website offers several resources for those looking for education about mesothelioma. Included are infographics, videos, and offers tips about the dangers of asbestos exposure.

The Angel Bus


Call 1-757-333-0084

Dedicated to providing compassionate ground transportation
for patients in need ~ Free.

Website

Camp Kesem

Camp Kesem’s mission is to provide children affected by a parent’s cancer with a supportive, lifelong camp community that recognizes and understands their unique needs. The camp also empowers college students to make a difference and build invaluable leadership skills by developing and managing every aspect of their Camp Kesem chapter.

Call 925-222-0074 for more information.

PM Medical Products, LTD.

Durable medicial equipment such as lymphedema compression pumps, compression garments, etc.

Call 570-650-1111 for more information.