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Any of a broad group of malignant neoplasms which are either carcinomas which have their origin in epithelial tissues or sarcomas which develop from connective tissues and those structures which had their origin in mesodermal tissues (the muscular, skeletal, circulatory, lymphatic and urogenital systems and the linings of body cavities). Cancer is invasive and tends to metastasize to new sites spreading directly into surrounding tissues or through the lymphatic or circulatory systems.

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Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
Bereavement ServicesOffers individual counseling and support groups for family and friends who have lost their loved ones to cancer within the last year.New YorkBEREAVEMENT COUNSELING AND SUPPORT GROUPCANCER CARE
CANCER INFORMATION SERVICEA national resource for information and education about cancer including treatment, research, and new clinical trials. Provides cancer information to patients and their families, the public and health professionals by talking with people one-on-one, working with organizations through its Partnership Program, participating in research efforts to find the best ways to help people adopt healthier behaviors, and providing cancer information over the internet. Provides referrals to support groups and conducts smoking cessation counseling over the phone. Also offers LiveHelp Online Chat, a confidential online text chat with a cancer information specialist. Call or visit website for further information.CANCER INFORMATION SERVICENATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE
Counseling ServicesOffers individual counseling, including telephone support, for cancer patients, families and friends.New YorkCANCER COUNSELINGCANCER CARE
Disease/Disability Care ServicesProvides information about cancer, diagnosis, and treatment rights, including in Spanish. Helps patients to know what questions to ask and the answers to listen for. Offers teleconferences on varying topics. Also offers information and referrals to resources that the patient and their family may need.New YorkCANCER RESOURCE INFORMATIONCANCER CARE
Education/Prevention ServicesProvides a number of educational seminars which educate teenagers, young adults and adults about health-related issues, and prevention. Topics include abstinence, birth control, cancer screening, childbirth classes, emergency contraception, erectile dysfunction/sexual dysfunction, fertility awareness, HIV, hepatitis, midlife/menopause, parenting classes, pregnancy options, safe sex, sexual response, STDs (sexually transmitted diseases).ClintonHEALTH EDUCATION PROGRAMSPLANNED PARENTHOOD OF THE NORTH COUNTRY
Financial Aid/Voucher ServicesProvides financial assistance for cancer patients that have insurance, but the insurance does not cover co-payments or other cancer-related medical costs.New YorkCANCER CARE COPAYCANCER CARE
Health/Medical Care ServicesThe Look Good...Feel Better program is a community-based service that teaches female cancer patients beauty tips to look better and feel good about how they look during chemotherapy and radiation treaments.AlbanyLOOK GOOD...FEEL BETTERAMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY - CAPITAL REGION
Health/Medical Care ServicesTLC Tender Loving Care is a not-for-profit patient service intended to make coping easier for women who have experienced hair loss due to chemotherapy, radiation treatment or surgery. In addition to helpful editorial advice from the experts at the American Cancer Society, TLC offers a large selection of hair loss products for cancer patients as well as special products for breast cancer patients and survivors.AlbanyTLC TENDER LOVING CAREAMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY - CAPITAL REGION
Health/Medical Care ServicesThe Wig Program provides a free wig and head covering to cancer patients whose insurance does not cover wigs.AlbanyWIG PROGRAMAMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY - CAPITAL REGION
Information/Referral ServicesSPOHNC offers assistance in cancer awareness in oral, head and neck, which includes support groups, caregiver match programs, and publications.NassauORAL, HEAD AND NECK CANCER INFORMATIONSUPPORT FOR PEOPLE WITH ORAL AND HEAD AND NECK CANCER (SPOHNC)
Information/Referral ServicesThe American Cancer Society provides information and referral regarding support programs and services for people with cancer.AlbanySPECIALIZED INFORMATION AND REFERRALAMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY - CAPITAL REGION
Legal/Court ServicesThrough a grant from the New York State Department of Health, the Health Law Clinic of Albany Law School is funded to assist persons living with cancer, or their families, with various civil legal issues arising from their condition. These issues include, but are not limited to, permanency planning for children, social security benefit issues, access to health care, public assistance, housing, education, advance directives and discrimination issues.AlbanyHEALTH LAW CLINIC - CANCERALBANY LAW CLINIC AND JUSTICE CENTER
Speaker/Workshop ServicesOffers cancer education presentations to the working community regarding various topics, such as Stress Management, "Doctor, Can We Talk?", and Living with Loss and Grief.New YorkCOMMUNITY, PROFESSIONAL, AND WORKSITE EDUCATIONCANCER CARE
Support Group ServicesOffers support in a variety of modes, in person, telephone and online, for both individuals with cancer and their families, friends and relatives, to help them cope more effectively with their loved one's illness and its impact on their lives.New YorkCANCER SUPPORT GROUPSCANCER CARE
Support Group ServicesThe Cancer Survivors Network is an online support group that allows survivors to create their own personal pages to share information about themselves and their cancer experiences.AlbanyCANCER SURVIVORS NETWORKAMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY - CAPITAL REGION
Support Group ServicesOffers support groups for Spanish-speaking individuals diagnosed with cancer.New YorkHISPANIC OUTREACH PROGRAMCANCER CARE
Support Group ServicesCamp Bravehearts offers weekend retreats and one-day programs for women with cancer and cancer survivors.AlbanyWOMEN WITH CANCER SUPPORT GROUPSCAMP BRAVEHEARTS
Support ServicesOffers appearance enhancing products, such as wigs, bra/breast prothesis, etc., for women diagnosed with cancer.New YorkAPPEARANCE ENHANCEMENT SERVICESCANCER CARE
Support ServicesThe Cancer Support Program for Columbia and Greene Counties provides group and peer support to those affected by cancer. ColumbiaCANCER SUPPORT PROGRAMCOLUMBIA COUNTY COMMUNITY HEALTHCARE CONSORTIUM
Support ServicesNon-profit organization offering confidential, one-on-one emotional support to adult cancer patients and their families, via telephone. Giving recently diagnosed patients the gift of Hope. Survivors help new patients cope with their cancer and treatments. TELEPHONE CANCER SUPPORT GROUPCANCER HOPE NETWORK
Transportation ServicesThe Road to Recovery program provides transportation for cancer patients to and from treatment for people who have cancer who do not have a ride or are unable to drive themselves.AlbanyROAD TO RECOVERYAMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY - CAPITAL REGION

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