Resources – Western New York

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

Cancer Services Program of Western New York

If you are uninsured or under-insured please click here for information on receiving a 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       877-778-6857
Cattaraugus County    585-209-4013
Chautauqua County    585-209-4013
Erie County           716-858-7376
Genesee County        716-278-4898
Niagara County        716-278-4898
Orleans County        716-278-4898
Wyoming County        716-278-4898

Where to Get a Mammogram

If you live in New York State, you can text  GET SCREENED to 81336 to find the screening center nearest you.

There are also two Mobile Mammography Units serving Western New York:

ECMC Mammography Coach

Windsong Mobile Screening Mammography 

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.

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.

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 InstituteElm & 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