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Cancer Resource Center

The cancer resource center at UConn Health is certified by the American Cancer Society and offers patients, families and the public valuable information about cancer, local programs and community resources.

Located within UConn’s Carole and Ray Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center, the resource center is staffed by volunteers who assist visitors in obtaining information about prevention, early detection, treatment guidelines and support groups.

Information and services at the resource center include:

  • Cancer Information Database: The information is updated regularly by physicians and includes treatments, risk factors, prevention and checkup guidelines.
  • Community Resource Database: Access to resources and support groups in the community.
  • Cancer Survivors Network: Connect with other survivors via phone or internet.
  • Videos and books available for loan.
  • Printed materials and educational tools.
  • Free wigs and breast prostheses if not covered by insurance.

The resource center also provides a number of patient support programs:

  • Look Good...Feel Better: Tips to look your best while undergoing cancer treatment, including makeup, scarves and wigs.
  • I Can Cope: An education and support program for cancer patients, families and friends.
  • Road to RecoverySM: Transportation provided to necessary treatment appointments.
  • Reach to Recovery: One-to-one support for women with breast cancer.
  • Man to Man: Support for men diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Volunteers from the American Cancer Society are also an integral part of the patient navigator program. They act as patient advocates by helping them get through the maze of medical treatments. Volunteers help schedule appointments and screening tests, arrange for rides to and from medical exams, and provide support through friendship.

Patient Resources

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Free Cosmetology Services for Cancer Survivors

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Contact Information

The Cancer Resource Center is on the left as you enter the Carole and Ray Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Volunteers are at the center Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to noon and some afternoons. If you’re visiting the center at another time, please call 860-679-4966 to schedule an appointment.

 

 

  
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