Local Resources for You – Western New York

Local Resources

Susan G. Komen® WNY is the local source for funding breast cancer detection, support and educational awareness in the eight counties of WNY. Komen WNY is investing in education, diagnosis, treatment and support programs that serve uninsured or underinsured WNY counties residents. To learn more about how these programs and services are selected for funding by Komen WNY click here.

Cancer Services Program of Western New York

If you are uninsured or under-insured please click here for information on receiving a free mammogram or call New York State Cancer Services Program toll free at 1-866-442-2262.
You may also contact the Cancer Services Program in your county to learn more about free breast cancer screening:
Allegany County 585-593-4839
Cattaraugus County 1-800-251-2584 (#5)
Chautauqua County 1-800-506-9185
Erie County 716-858-7376
Genesee County 585-344-5497
Niagara County 716-278-8285
Orleans County 585-798-6641
Wyoming County 585-786-8890

Breast Cancer Education

Roswell Park Cancer Institute

New York State Breast Cancer Support and Education Network

Witness Project of Buffalo and Niagara: A Breast and Cervical cancer education program for African American women.

Lodging for Out of Town Patients & Their Families

Kevin Guest House is the nation’s first hospital hospitality house and serves mostly women and their families who live forty or more miles outside of Buffalo, NY and who are in need of lodging while they receive care. Kevin Guest House has been a “home away from home” for approximately 2,400 patients since 1991. Click here for more information on Kevin Guest House.

Hope Lodge–accommodations are provided free of charge for cancer patients receiving treatment or testing and must travel to Buffalo. . Patients may stay overnight or just spend a few hours after therapy before returning home. 197 Summer Street, Buffalo, NY 14222, Phone: (716) 882-9244

Support During and After Treatment

American Cancer Society, 101 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst, NY 14228, 716-689-6981, for referral to a cancer treatment center. Other services include:

Reach to Recovery -Talk with a specially trained Reach to Recovery volunteer, who is a survivor.

Look Good Feel Better – Trained volunteer cosmetologists teach women how to cope with skin changes and hair loss due to cancer treatment.

Cancer Wellness Center of Western New York – A organization that supports, educates, and empowers cancer patients and their loved ones through services and programs provided free of charge.

Bosom Buddies of Western New York – The Bosom Buddies work to ease the fears of women newly diagnosed with breast cancer and support women whose breast cancer has recurred.

The Breast Cancer Network of Western New York, Inc. – Western New York State women working together to change the breast cancer story in our community. Contact Information: E-mail: info@bcnwny.org

Hope Chest Breast Cancer Survivor Dragon Boat Team and Exercise Program – Exercise program is open to breast cancer survivors of all ages. Contact Information: E-mail: HopeChestTeam@aol.com

WNY Breast Resource Center at Roswell Park Cancer Institute – A comprehensive center with information and resources on breast cancer and is open to everyone. E-mail: joanne.janicki@roswellpark.org or patricia.meyer@roswellpark.org

Windsong Comprehensive Breast Care – Provides a multidisciplinary approach to breast cancer care from early detection, to diagnosis and consultation, to treatment options and a survivorship program.

Sisterhood Wellness Center, Inc. – Renewal retreats to provide an environment for breast cancer survivors for -emotional, spiritual and physical healing are conducted several times a year.

AuNaturel Boutique Features products that will help lumpectomy and mastectomy patients achieve a “natural” appearance. 3915 Sheridan Drive Amherst NY 14226 , (716) 839-7144

Buffalo Wellness Center – The Buffalo Wellness Center is dedicated to the education and awareness of our communities about living healthier lives.

We Can Row–Buffalo – A wellness and rehabilitation program designed for breast cancer and all female cancer survivors. Sessions are held at the University at Buffalo North campus Read more about us on our website.

Himalayan Institute – Mediatation, yoga instruction and classes. 841 Delaware Ave., Buffalo, NY 716-883-2223

Casting for Recovery – Provides fly fishing retreats at locations around the United States specifically designed for women who have or have had breast cancer.

Lymphedema Program at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Elm & Carlton Streets, Buffalo, NY 14263, Physician-managed lymphedema program Kathleen Fassl, Co-Director of Lymphedema Management Services

Lymphedema Rehabilitation Therapy Program at Mount St. Mary’s Hospital, 4525 Witmer Rd., Niagara Falls, NY 14304, 716-298-2249.

Western New York Breast Health Lymphedema Therapy, Tara Garrett, MSP-T CLT-LANA, 3915 Sheridan Drive, Williamsville, NY 14221, 716-632-7465

Orthosports Physical Therapy for Lymphedema Treatment – Physical therapy for lymphedema treatment 716-634-1578 Williamsville location & 716-839-3705 Amherst location

Clinical Genetics Service – Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Elm & Carlton Streets, Buffalo, NY 14263, Dr. Nicoleta Voian, Director

Division of Genetics Women’s and Children’s Hospital Dr. Richard Erbe, 215 Bryant Street, Buffalo, NY. Provides diagnostic, management and genetic counseling services to pediatric and adult patients

Camp Good Days & Special Times, Inc. Women’s Oncology Program: Residential camping experiences as well as a Recreation & Support program for women who are dealing with any form of cancer.

Central Referral Service Phone number 2-1-1, an information and referral service for Western New York State made possible by United Way.

FORCE is a group which is specifically for high-risk, and hereditary breast and ovarian cancer caused by the BRCA mutations.

SHARED Breast Cancer Helpline Volunteer provides free breast and ovarian cancer telephone support groups for women in active cancer treatment and for survivors. Provides some telephone support groups in Spanish. For more information contact: Donna Faranda, Breast Helpline Coordinator at (212) 937-5577 or at dfaranda@sharecancersupport.org

 

Speakers Bureau

Susan G. Komen believes in empowering women by providing reliable breast health information so they can take charge of their health. To help make that happen, Komen WNY volunteers are available to speak to community groups, corporate organizations and schools. This service is provided to you at no cost as part of our mission to spread the life-saving message of early detection to the community.

Our Speakers Bureau is available to present to your organization or group a wide range of breast cancer and breast health issues, including the importance of breast self-awareness techniques. Most of our speakers are breast cancer survivors or medical professionals and lend their personal experiences to the presentation.

To request a member of our Speakers Bureau to speak at your upcoming event, please complete the Speakers Bureau Request form.

Health Fairs

For health-related events, such as health fairs, we are happy to set up a display and provide a wide variety of breast health information and materials. This service is free of charge.

To request or arrange for a Komen WNY representative to attend your health fair or community event, please contact our office at 716-887-2646.

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