Breast Cancer Outreach Program
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The Breast Cancer Outreach Program at Providence Cancer Center provides women and their families with support services free of charge, including:
- Personalized, confidential contact with trained volunteers who each have personal breast cancer experience and are matched with patients by age, circumstances and treatments
- Comfort pillows to use after surgery and access to giving closets that provide free wigs, hats, scarves, post-surgery camisoles, bras and prostheses to those in need
- Updated information about breast cancer, breast reconstruction, radiation therapy, chemotherapy and hormonal therapy
- Tips for coping with cancer and treatment side effects
- Information packets filled with printed material and resources available from Providence, and help finding literature within the Providence Cancer Center lending libraries
- Help finding cancer support groups and services in the community and referrals to other professional services and organizations in Oregon and southwest Washington
The Breast Cancer Outreach Program at Providence Cancer Center can be offered free of charge because the Breast Cancer Outreach Program receives financial support from a Medical Foundation fund within Providence Health & Services and Providence Cancer Center. Tax-deductible contributions are used to purchase materials that help to educate and support breast cancer patients and their families.
For more information on becoming a volunteer or to make a donation in support of the program, please call our volunteer coordinator.