NEW BLOG POST, BELOW: “Promising New Treatments for Cancer” by Jack Bush, CRC Patient Navigator (Mendocino Office)
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 Cancer Support/Book Discussion Group Meets 2nd and 4th Wednesdays in Ukiah
A new cancer support group based on the book “Radical Remission” by Kelly A. Turner, PhD, has begun meeting twice per month at the Cancer Resource Centers of Mendocino County’s Ukiah office, 590 S. Dora St. The group meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month and is open to both men and women. The group facilitator, Harvey Baumoel, was inspired by the positive, even “radical,” health changes described in the book in nine key areas including diet, spiritual and emotional health and social support. He is enthusiastic about discussing the book and sharing these ideas with others.
There is no charge for attending the group, and those with cancer as well as those caring for someone with cancer are welcome to attend. For more information about this support group, call Harvey Baumoel at 707-391-1447, or the Cancer Resource Centers’ Ukiah office, 707-467-3828.
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.
After skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer found in American women. Some women are at increased statistical risk for developing breast cancer, such as a family history of the disease, but many women who are diagnosed with breast cancer have no obvious increased risk factors. The National Cancer Institute has a short, online tool for assessing a woman’s 5-year risk of developing breast cancer. It is found at bcrisktool.cancer.gov.
Each woman should learn the signs and symptoms of breast cancer and discuss with her medical provider the screening schedule that is best for her. Information on the signs and symptoms of breast cancer can be found on the American Cancer Society website. The Cancer Resource Centers’ lending library has many good resources available for loan, absolutely free of charge.