October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
“Reflections of a Breast Cancer Survivor,” Guest Blog Post, Below
We sponsor several support groups that meet in Mendocino, Fort Bragg, and Ukiah. Our offices have up-to-date materials to lend on specific types of cancer, stress management, relaxation, nutrition, and memoirs of others who have faced cancer. We provide referrals to other community resources. We offer our clients hats, wigs, scarves, breast prostheses, and bras. Our medical consultation support services include:
- Assistance in preparing questions for medical appointments
- Accompaniment to medical appointments
- Audio recording and written summarization of the appointment
Volunteers are vital to our organization! In most businesses, it is a good thing to hear that business is booming, but in our line of work, it means that someone in our community needs our help. We provide the training, you provide time and compassion. Ongoing volunteer needs include yard work (Ukiah and Mendocino) and volunteer drivers. For more information about current needs, call CRC at (707) 937-3833. 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, ask for a copy of the Volunteer Drivers Enrollment Form and Drivers Confidentiality Form.
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New Coastal Cancer Support Group for Women Meets 1st and 3rd Tuesdays
The Cancer Resource Centers of Mendocino County is pleased to announce that a new cancer support group for women will begin meeting Tuesday, October 2 at the Mendocino office, 45040 Calpella Street, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Regular meetings will follow on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. The group is open to women with any type of cancer and at any stage of their cancer journey, including survivorship and remission.
The new group will be professionally facilitated by Diane Devore, LCSW and Giovanna Pagano, LCSW. Both are experienced psychotherapists who share a long-standing interest in holistic health and wellness and a commitment to providing nurturing and compassionate support in the healing process.
The group will be a safe and confidential place to discuss concerns and share experiences. There is no charge for attending the group. For questions or more information, phone the CRC office at 937-3833.
Cancer Awareness and Prevention Campaign
Presented by the Cancer Resource Centers of Mendocino County in collaboration with the Mendocino County Health and Human Services Agency.
The Cancer Resource Centers mission is to improve the quality of life for those in Mendocino County faced with cancer.
Coastal Office: 45040 Calpella Street, Mendocino, CA 95460 | (707) 937-3833
Inland Office: 590 South Dora Street, Ukiah, CA 95482 | (707) 467-3828
Health and Human Services Agency | (707) 472-2333
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!