We sponsor a variety of support groups located in Mendocino, Fort Bragg, and Ukiah.Our offices house up-to-date lending libraries on subjects such as diagnosis specific information, stress management, relaxation, nutrition, and personal stories from people facing cancer. We provide referrals to community resources. We offer our clients hats, wigs, breast prosthesis, and bras. Our medical consultation support services include:
- Assistance in preparing questions for medical appointments
- Accompaniment to medical appointments
- Audio recording services and written summarization of the appointment
Volunteers are Vital to our Organization! If you are in any town around the county it may be a good thing to hear that business is booming, but in our business it implies that there is someone is our community who needs help. We always need more volunteers to staff the office. We provide training, you provide time and compassion. Below is a list of jobs for which we need more volunteers to provide a variety of services. For more information, call CRCMC or fill out the Volunteer Form and Confidentiality Form, located here, and mail them in. Remember, many hands make light work. All of these jobs can be done by more than one person. Even if you cannot volunteer on a regular basis, let us know your schedule and we’ll work with you. If you are interested in volunteering for driving, please print out the Drivers Volunteer Enrollment Form and Drivers Confidentiality Form, located here, and mail them to CRCMC, Volunteer Application, P.O. Box 50, Mendocino, CA, 95460.
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Being a woman is the greatest risk factor leading to a breast cancer diagnosis.
The Avon Foundation for Women has released its new Check Yourself campaign to increase awareness of breast cancer.
Other general risk factors include increasing age and certain ethnic heritages. In addition, every woman has unique risk factors.
Breast cancer incidence and mortality rates generally increase with age; in the United States 79% of new cases and 88% of breast cancer deaths occur in women ages 50 years and older.
Breast cancer incidence rates are higher in non-Hispanic white women than African American women for most age groups. However:
- African-American women have a higher incidence rate before the age of 40.
- At any given age, African-American women are more likely to die from breast cancer than non-Hispanic white women.
For more information, visit the Avon Foundation for Women’s Check Yourself page!
Have you been diagnosed with cancer?
Dealing with cancer can leave you clammy cold with dread at one moment and filled with hope the next. Sometimes you may want to hide your head in the sand and let the world go by. You may obsess on the Internet searching for all the answers you can find, or hole up, read mysteries and eat chocolate.You may feel sad confused, or overwhelmed. You may want lots of company or for people to leave you alone. At times you may want to take charge of your own health care and at other times wish someone would make decisions for you. If you have felt some of these things, you are not alone. All this and much more can be part of the roller coaster a person with cancer may experience. You are not alone. Each year, in Mendocino County, 450-500 people are diagnosed with cancer. Most people have a family member, friend, or acquaintance who has or has had cancer. We are fortunate to have the excellent support services of the Cancer Resource Centers of Mendocino County, with offices in Mendocino and Ukiah. The staff and volunteers will answer your questions, give you informational booklets and books, help you plan for appointments, and provide support for you during this difficult time. We know how important imformation and support are. Call us!