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  • Breast Reconstruction

  • Breast Cancer Products 

    • 4women.com - head scarves, headwarmers, exercise scarves, sleep caps. Founded by a breast cancer survivor
    • Bras - Mastectomy BrasPocket brasCompression brasReconstruction BraBreast Forms & Nipples Prosthesis
    • Charlotte ACS - American Cancer Society Loan Closet. Free loans of wigs, scarves, hats, mastectomy pillows and any other personal accessories items that have been donated.  The closet is located at 1901 Brunswick Avenue, Suite 100; call before visiting the first time. Call the Charlotte ACS with further questions at 704-552-6147 ext 3 Mon-Fri 8am-5pm
    • Compression & Lymphedema
    • Griffin Home Health Care, Inc - provide a wide range of medical equipment and related supplies for individual patients, clinics, assisted living centers and nursing facilities
    • Headcovers Unlimited - hats, turbans, wigs, hats with hair
    • - Beautiful Overcomer - boutique provides synthetic, human and customized wigs 
    • Pink Ink Tattoo - Areola Complex, 3D Nipple & Scar Camouflage Tattooing. Contact Tara Dunsmore
    • Post Op Swimwear
    • - Radiation Creame - RadiaPlex topical
    • Roland's Wig Salon - fine wigs, hair pieces & hair accessories. Contact Lygia
    • TLC - a not-for-profit website and catalog of the American Cancer Society. Our mission is to help women cope during and after cancer treatment by providing wigs and other hair loss products (plus how-to information), as well as mastectomy products, all at affordable prices.
  • Discussion Boards, Chat Rooms & Counseling

  • Financial Resources

  • Fitness, Nutrition & Well-being 

  • General Resources

  • Lymphedema

  • Mecklenburg County Resources

    • Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program (BCCCP), Mecklenburg County Health Department: Appointment Line: 704-336-6500
    • Clinics and Hospitals in Mecklenburg County:
      • Ada Jenkins Center - Call Georgia Krueger at 704-896-0471, *Free Clinic: ID required, Educational materials, screenings and counseling
      • Care Ring - Call 704-375-0172, Low-cost clinic: non-emergencies only; walk-ins accepted, physicians reach out, *Provides check-ups, sick visits, physicals, chronic disease management, lab services, comprehensive pre-employment and school physicals
      • Carolinas Medical Center (Levine Cancer Institute) - Call 704-355-2000, Locations at Pineville, University and Main (E. Morehead St.),   *Provides services including mammograms, chemotherapy, radiation, rehabilitation, nutrition counseling, lymphedema therapy, genetic counseling, access to clinical trials, wellness programs, educational classes, support groups, resource center and counseling
      • Charlotte Community Health Clinic - Call 704-316-6561, 8401 Medical Plaza Dr., Suite 300, Charlotte NC 28262, *Free mammograms, primary/children's/women's, chronic disease care, health education
      • Charlotte Radiology - Call 704-367-2232, *Provide mammograms, screenings and diagnostics
      • Lake Norman Community Health Clinic - Call 704-316-6611, *Must have financial screening before seeing a physician, *General medical care. The clinic also has a Health Navigator on-site once a week to enroll patients for insurance under the Affordable Care Act
      • Matthews Free Medical Clinic - Call 704-841-8882, *Appointment only; patient requirements listed online, *Provides quality healthcare to low-income/uninsured patients
      • Mecklenburg County Health Department - Call 704-336-4700, *Variety of individual and group education on exercise, nutrition, tobacco and diabetes
      • Novant Health Cancer Care - Call 704-384-4000, Locations in Matthews, Huntersville, Presbyterian Main (Randolph Road), *Provides diagnostic breast services, a second opinion breast cancer clinic, treatment plan discussion, genetic counseling, access to clinical research studies, rehab/exercises and wellness programs, nutritional counseling, lymphedema therapy, educational classes, support groups, individual counseling and a library
      • Shelter Health Services - Call 704-334-0000, *Must be resident of Salvation Army Center of Hope *Free clinic services to Salvation Army Center of Hope
    • How to apply for disability
      • - Apply online at www.socialsecurity.gov; or 
      • - Call 1-800-772-1213 to make an appointment to file a disability claim at your local Social Security office.
    • - How to apply for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act
    • - How to Apply for Medicaid
    • Other Resources
      • Comprehensive Home Care - Call 704-333-5214, *Transportation services, prescription pick-up, companion services, weekend/holiday care, assistance with pets, *Medicaid available with eligibility; accepts long-term care insurance and self-pay
      • - Charlotte Area Fund - Call 704-372-3010, *Assists low-income individuals and families with becoming self-sufficient. Nutrition Assistance project and Self Sufficient Project
      • - Charlotte Housing Assistance - Call 704-336-5183, *See website for eligibility/more information *Provides housing assistance to those that qualify
      • - Cleaning for a Reason - Call 877-337-3348, *Apply online; local partner cleaning services provide free house cleaning to women ages 19+ undergoing any cancer treatment
      • - Department of Social Services Mecklenburg County - Call 704-336-3000, *Social services include financial assistance for heating bill
      • Friendship Trays - Call 704-333-9229, *Provides meals to individuals who are elderly, handicapped or are unable to prepare/secure a meal
      • - Go Jen Go - *Providing financial assistance and emotional support to individuals and families in North and South Carolina.
      • - Health Guidance Center - Call 704-332-1805, *Patient advocacy, chronic illness management, health coaching/consultation, survivorship programs, corporate and health wellness, community outreach
      • - Hope Cancer Ministries - Call 704-364-1440, *Provides transportation, meals, food pantry, handyman services/housekeeping, and financial support for critical needs
      • - Social Serve - Call 704-334-8722, *Resource database for finding affordable housing
      • - The Sunshine Fund - Call Jenni Esibrener, Care Coordinator at 704-896-0471 extension 115, *Only for residents of Davidson, Huntersville or Cornelius
    • - American Cancer Society Programs
      • Cancer Survivor Network - for patients, survivors and caregivers. The network is also available by phone at 1-877-333-HOPE (4673)
      • - I Can Cope - A free online educational program for people facing cancer and their families and friends.
      • - Free Medical Supplies - Donated wigs, hats, and scarfs at our local office at 1901 Brunswick Ave., Suite 100, Charlotte NC 28207. Call 704-552-6147
      • - Reach to Recovery - This program is a peer support program of the American Cancer Society for people with a personal concern about breast cancer. A trained volunteer who is a breast cancer survivor will provide support and up to date information. To request services of a Reach to Recovery volunteer call the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345
      • - Road to Recovery - This program coordinates recruitment, screening and training of volunteer drivers in transportation for patients with cancer in our community. Volunteer drivers must possess a good driving record and a serviceable vehicle; may transport patients to and from scheduled treatment appointments only; may not transport patients on non treatment related errands; may not transport physically non ambulatory; may not give medical advice; should contact the nearest medical facility or call 911 in the case of an emergency. Road to Recovery is available on an as needed basis. To arrange transportation, patients may contact the America Cancer Society 1-800-227-2345
      • - 24 Hour Cancer Information - Call the 24 hour seven day a week phone number for cancer information 1-800-ACS-2345
      • - ACS Action Network - Individuals, who want to ensure that fighting cancer is a national priority, contact their state and national representatives to let them know the importance of increased funding. Contact the ACS at 1-800-282-4914
    • - Support Groups 
      •  - Buddy Kemp Cancer Support Center - Call 704-384-5223, *Support groups, family and individual counseling, educational programs, resource library, lending boutique, financial resource guide
      • - Carolina Breast Friends - Call 704-370-7773, *Monthly support meetings for breast cancer survivors, *Provide services including educating and comforting newly diagnosed breast cancer patients, distributing comfort bags that contain information and products that are helpful during chemotherapy, distributing inspiration jars, and a mentoring program
      • Levine Cancer InstituteCall 980-442-1006 to register LCI Morehead: first Tuesday of every month at 1 p.m.
      • - Support Works - Call 704-331-9500, *Free list of support groups and cancer resource guide in Charlotte and surrounding areas. Available by phone or online
    • - Survivor Resources and Accessories
      • American Cancer Society Charlotte Office - Call 704-552-6147, *Provides free wigs/prostheses for cancer patients
        ·         *Items are donated; selection varies
      • - Anthony's Hair Styling - Call 704-542-8415, *Provides turbans, ready-made and custom wigs, wig stylists, repair and service on wigs and hair pieces
      • - Compression Works, Inc. - Call 704-376-5356 or 800-376-5321, *Provide breast prostheses, trained fitters, bras, swimwear; hats, turbans, wigs; wig stylist by appointment, other chemotherapy/radiation products, lymphedema sleeves, gloves, compression garments, pumps and bandaging supplies
      • - Faith Prosthetic-Orthotic Center - Call 704-707-0014, *Provide breast prostheses, partial breast forms, trained fitters and bras
      • Hanger Prosthetics and Orthotics East, Inc. - Call 704-377-7099, *Provide breast prostheses, trained fitters, bras, swimwear, soft t-shirts, lymphedema sleeves, gloves and compression garments
      • Metrolina Regional Prosthetic Orthotic Center - Call 704-334-1860, *Provide breast prostheses, bras, lymphedema sleeves, compression garments, pumps, and compression wraps
      • Owens Carolina Orthotic and Prosthetic Network, Inc. - Call 704-494-7425 *provide breast prostheses, trained fitters, bras, swimwear, and swim prostheses. Discounts available, files insurance
      • - Parasol Hair Studio - Call 704-521-2098, *Provide hats, turbans, wigs and wig stylists
      • Professional Image and Laser Center - Call 704-841-4388, *Provide hair replacements, hats, turbans, wigs, wig stylists, and hair/bang pieces
      • - Prosthetic Orthotic Care Center - Call 704-841-4388, *Provide breast prostheses, trained fitters, bras, swimwear, lymphedema compression sleeves and pumps
      • - Second to Nature - Call 888-263-6288, *Provide in-home fitters, breast prostheses, bras, swimwear, hats, turbans and lymphedema sleeves
      • - Unique Boutique - Call 704-377-4356 or 888-374-0425, *Provide breast prostheses, trained fitters, bras, swimwear, hats, turbans and wigs
      • Buddy Kemp Cancer Center Lending Boutique - Call 704-384-5223, Your borrowing resource for wigs, scarves, hats, turbans, bras and prosthesis
    • - Transportation Resources
      • American Cancer Society Road To Recovery - Volunteers assist patients who need transportation 1-800-227-2345
      • - Charlotte Transit System - Call 704-336-7433 (RIDE)
      • - Mecklenburg County Transportation System - To apply for Medicaid funded transportation, an individual should contact his/her Medicaid worker. To apply for transportation to a nutrition site, for homebound meal delivery, to a medical facility, or any other location, an individual should contact the Transportation Services Line 704-336-4547.
      • - American Red Cross Transportation Services - Call 704-347-8270. Assists residents who have no other means of transport to and from critical medical appointments.
      • - Love, Inc. - Volunteers provide transportation for medical appointments Call 704-536-5588
      • - Shepherd's Center of Charlotte - Volunteers provide transportation for medical appointments. Zip codes covered include 28203, 28205, 28207, 28209, 28210, 28211, 28212, 28215, 28226, 28227, 28270, 28277, 28104, 28105, and 28134 Call 704-365-1995 Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
      • - Yvette W. Ferris Foundation - Provides transportation assistance Call 980-237-9174 Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
    • - Treatment Support
      • Belva Greenage Foundation - Call 704-442-9914. *Must apply online using a request form and will need referral from a licensed medical health professional. *Provides free alternative therapies including acupuncture, exercise, massage and yoga
      • - Centralina Area Agency on Aging - Call 1-800-508-5777 Free. Locations in Mecklenbug, Stanly, Cabarrus, Lincoln, Rowan, Union, Iredell and Gaston counties. *Healthy Living with Chronic Conditions: self-management program for any chronic condition
      • Novant Health Presbyterian Rehabilitation Center - Call 704-384-4000. *Treatment education and development, lymphedema management, exercise and activities, and collaboration with patients' physicians
    • - Pretty In Pink Foundation Resources - Pretty In Pink Foundation provides financial assistance and support to underinsured and uninsured North Carolinians with breast cancer
    • - Carolina Breast Friends Resources - The Carolina Breast Friends core service is providing monthly meetings for breast cancer survivors. These meetings are a place where survivors come together to give each other support, laughter, and to learn from medical experts and each other, and of course, have fun.  
    • - Novant Health Resources
      • Free Mammograms - Novant health offers free mammograms at locations throughout the Charlotte area for women ages 40 to 64 without insurance. This program is available with the assistance of grant funding from Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Avon Foundation and the National Breast Cancer Foundation
      • - Buddy Kemp Cancer Support Center - The Novant Health Buddy Kemp Cancer Support Center is a community cancer support program for individuals diagnosed with cancer, their families and friends
      • -Cancer Support Groups and Programs Mindfulness-based cancer recovery: Mondays at 7 p.m. Learn to use stress reduction skills during treatment, boost immune function through meditation, calm feelings of fear and discover your capacity for healing. Call 704-384-5223 for more information.
        • - Drumming circle: First Thursday of the month, 7 p.m. Drum circles have long been used to bring people together. Discover what it could do for you. Call 704-384-5223 for more information
        • Massage for cancer survivors: Relax and recover with licensed massage therapists with special training in oncology. Call 704-384-6953 to schedule. Price is $30 for half-hour or $60 for a full hour
        • Strides to Strength: An ongoing cancer wellness and fatigue management program to improve physical and emotional recovery for all survivors undergoing treatment or recovering from its effects. Call 704- 384-6953 for more information
        • Yoga for cancer survivors: Classes cater to a variety of survivor needs and skill levels. Call 704-384-6953 for more information. Price is $10 per class or $25 per month
        • Choices and Champions for cancer survivors: Do you need help putting together advance care planning documents like a Health Care Power of Attorney or living will? We are offering free legal consultations for cancer survivors. Call 704-384-5223 to schedule an appointment
        • Look good, feel better: A special program sponsored by the American Cancer Society that offers support to help women deal with the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatments
          • - Buddy Kemp Cancer Support Center, 1st and 4th Mondays
          • - Huntersville Medical Center, Nov. 10, 10 a.m. to Noon
          • - Matthews Medical Center, Nov. 17, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
        • - Survivorship education series: Call 704-384-4400 to register Starting the cancer journey: Designed for newly diagnosed cancer survivors and caregivers, this class provides a great intro to the world of cancer. Join us to learn basic info, connect to resources and meet members of your healthcare team. Participants receive a gift package with tools to promote health and wellness
        • Strategies for surviving: Being diagnosed with cancer is a life-changing event, and it's common to experience emotions such as anxiety, depression and fear of recurrence. Join us to learn about and practice three effective coping strategies
        • Managing side effects of treatment: Most cancer survivors experience at least one form of side effect during treatment, if not more. The good news is there are things that can be done to manage symptoms such as chemo brain, pain, fatigue, trouble sleeping, hot flashes and more
        • - Understanding financial, legal and insurance concerns: Whether you have questions about insurance coverage, payment plans, financial applications or wills, our expert can help you sort through steps needed to make your arrangements go smoothly
          • Important numbers to know
            • - Cancer patient navigators: 704-384-5373
            • - Genetic counseling: 704-384-5221
            • - Second opinion cancer clinics: 704-384-5373
            • - Exercise/fatigue management, nutrition, counseling, yoga, massage: 704-384-6953
            • - Physical, occupational and speech therapy and Lymphedema Clinic: 704-316-1900
            • - Financial, individual and family counseling: 704-384-5223
            • - Support groups: 704-384-5223
            • - Cancer research: 704-384-5369
            • - Prevention and early detection: 704-384-5376
            • - Hospice and supportive care: 704-384-6478
    • Levine Cancer Institute Resources
      • Project Pink Free Mammograms - The Levine Cancer Institute, in partnership with Charlotte Radiology, offers free mammograms at various locations throughout the Charlotte area for women ages 40 and older without insurance. This program is available with the assistance of grant funding
        • - For LCI patients the Survivorship Department offers the following programs (please call the LCI Cancer Resource Center at 980-442- 1006):
        • - Yoga
        • - Meditation
        • - Tai Chi
        • - Music Therapy
        • - Artist in Residence
        • - LCI Writing Community
        • - Massage Therapy
        • - Healing Touch Therapy
        • - Acupuncture
        • - Support groups
        • - Nutrition classes
        • - Smoking cessation programs
    • - Care Ring Resources
      • -  Care Ring's Low-Cost Clinic provides comprehensive primary care services to 2,200 uninsured and underinsured patients each year. Visits cost just $50 for patients
      • - Physicians Reach Out: This program provides access to comprehensive healthcare, including primary care, specialty care, labs, diagnostic tests and hospital services to 3,500 low-income, uninsured people in Mecklenburg County each year. Call the clinic to find out how to qualify for this program
      • Nurse-family partnership: An intensive home visitation program for first-time, low-income moms. Each mother is partnered with a registered nurse through her child's 2nd birthday. This program empowers new moms to become strong, confident parents and gain the skills and tools to provide their children a stable, healthy home and work toward their educational and career goals
  • Reports

  • Retreats

  • Services

    • - Cleaning for a ReasonFighting cancer is difficult enough, but living with it is even tougher - and that's where the Cleaning for A Reason Foundation steps in. This newly formed nonprofit offers free professional housecleaning, and maid services to improve the lives of women undergoing treatment for cancer
    • - Funeral Service: Hankins & Whittington Funeral Service
    • Lash Group: Strategically designs, delivers and continuously improves patient access and adherence programs to ensure patients receive the best possible care, while strengthening product performance at every stage of its life cycle.
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