Resources for SurvivorsAccess to Care Resources:
- Family Health Insurance Assistance Program (FHIAP)
- An Oregon program to help low income working families pay for their employer sponsored health insurance premiums.
- Free breast screenings for the uninsured/underinsured
- Oregon Mammography Facilities
- Oregon Mammography Facilities for people with disabilities
- Project Access NOW
- Coordinates a network of physician volunteers, making it easier for them to donate care to the the low-income uninsured.
- Sliding Scale Mammography List
- A list of facilities in the Portland metro area that offer lower-cost mammograms to uninsured/underinsured women.
- Breast Cancer Issues Conference
- Breast Health Bill of Rights
- Breast Self Awareness Cards
- Community Resources from 211Info
- Facts for Life from Komen Headquarters
- Provides basic and easy-to-understand facts about breast cancer in downloadable PDF format. Topics range from early detection, risk factors, diagnosis and treatment to support.
- How to donate your hair to provide a free wig for a woman undergoing cancer treatment
- Questions to Ask Your Doctor
- Treatment Options from Komen Headquarters
- Web and Phone Resources
- Young Survivors and Reproductive Decisions
Emotional Health Resources:
- Recommended Reading for Survivors
- Stress Relief During the Holidays
- Support Groups in Oregon and SW Washington
- Oregon Imaging Center's Patient Navigator Program
- For women in Eugene
Financial Assistance Resources:
- Financial Help with Diagnosis and Treatment
- Various financial resources, insurance challenges, career issues and more.
- Financial Health Matters
- Webcast focusing on the financial impact of cancer on patients and their family members
Help During Treatment and Recovery:
- Lotsa Helping Hands
- Create an an easy-to-use group calendar to help your loved one in need. As a coordinator you can create, free-of-charge, a private and secure web community, define volunteer activities using the supplied templates and invite members to the community. Volunteers can then easily view and sign up for any number of available tasks (i.e. bring meals, drive to doctor appointments, provide child care, etc.) and review their current commitments. Community members also have access to the community’s private message boards, photo galleries, resource sections for sharing relevant web links and documents and even a Well Wishes wall.
- My Little Waiting Room
- Free childcare for women undergoing cancer treatment at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center:
Integrative Medicine and Physical Health Resources:
- Cancer Support Services: Massage and Hydro Therapy
- Catch Breast Cancer Early-Clinical Breast Exams
- Fitness program for breast cancer survivors that addresses post-surgery issues
- Inpower Exercise Program
- Integrative Medicine Resources
- "The Healing Meal: Creating a Healthy Diet for Survivors of Cancer and those in Treatment"
- Lymphedema Myth Busters
- Lymph System 101 (A Series of 3 Classes)
- Motion Massage Studio's Dance Workshop for Women with Breast Cancer
- Natural Medicine Journal
- Pilates Classes for Breast Cancer Survivors
- Qigong Classes for Survivors
- A Day of Empowerment, Solutions and Support for Individuals with Acute or Chronic Illness or Disability
- Be Bright Pink
- A national non-profit organization that provides education and support to young women who are at high risk for breast and ovarian cancer.
- FORCE (Facing Our Risk of Cancer EMPOWERED)
- An organization working to improve the lives of individuals and families affected by hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.
- Need health insurance for your children? Check out Healthy Kids.
- Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Oregon and SW Washington
Survivorship Care Plan:
- Download the Komen Survivorship Coordinated Care Plan
- Download the Komen Patient Checklist
- Download the Breast Cancer Adjuvant Treatment Plan and Summary (ASCO)
Wigs and Prostheses:
- Find stores that specialize in scarves and wigs
- Find stores that specialize in prosthesis and post surgery garments
- Breast Friends (www.breastfriends.com) maintains a wig and prosthetic closet for those without insurance or other financial resources: 503-598-8048.
Can't find a resource you need? Call our Survivor Programs Manager, Toni Mountain, at 503.553.3677.