Cancer Resource Center
The cancer resource center at the University of Connecticut
Health Center is certified by the American Cancer Society and
offers patients, families and the public valuable information
about cancer, local programs and community resources.
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.
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
Look Good...Feel Better: Tips to look your best while
undergoing cancer treatment, including makeup, scarves
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
At the UConn Health Center
On the Web
Free Cosmetology Services for
Good...Feel Better is a free program to help improve the self-image and
self-esteem of women experiencing appearance-related side effects from
cancer treatment.. Learn more >
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