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August 1, 2012
Breast Cancer Resource Center closure
Transition for services & resources
TACOMA, Wash.—With the recent closure of the Breast Cancer Resource Center, many patients have questions about where services may be found. We have outlined resources for similar services offered by other organizations, so that a continuum of care is provided for patients in our community.
EARLY DETECTION VOUCHER PROGRAM
This program will now be offered by the Carol Milgard Breast Center. Medically underserved patients—women under the age of 35 or men of any age—who are experiencing breast problems and in need of breast imaging services should contact Jackie Ostrom, Executive Director: call (253) 680-3621 or click here to send an email.
BRAS, PROSTHETICS, WIGS & HEAD COVERINGS
This program is temporarily on hold. For similar community resources, please contact one of the organizations below:
- American Cancer Society’s Cancer Resource Center at St. Joseph Medical Center. Wig program open to all cancer patients in the community. This program also supplies scarves and hats for cancer patients.
Call (253) 426-4237.
- American Cancer Society’s Look Good…Feel Better Program. Call (800) 227-2345 or visit any location below:
- CHI Franciscan Cancer Care Center at St. Anthony Hospital (Gig Harbor)
- CHI Franciscan Women’s Health & Breast Center at St. Francis Hospital (Federal Way)
- CHI Franciscan Cancer Center at St. Joseph Medical Center (Tacoma)
- MultiCare Regional Cancer Center (Gig Harbor)
- MultiCare Regional Cancer Center (Puyallup – Good Samaritan Hospital)
- MultiCare Regional Cancer Center (Tacoma General Hospital)
- Knitted Knockers at St. Francis Hospital.
Free for mastectomy patients, these prosthetic breasts are placed inside a bra, and are lighter and more comfortable than silicone prosthetic breasts. Call (253) 944-4176.
- MultiCare Healthy Reflections in Gig Harbor and at Tacoma General.
With a staff who is certified in bra and prosthetics fittings, the boutique offers a variety of products for patients who are recently diagnosed, going through treatment or in recovery. Call (253) 530-8118.
- MultiCare Good Samaritan Cancer Resource Center in Puyallup. Wig and prosthetics program for patients, staffed by volunteers. Call (253) 697-4899.
Patients or family members in need of emotional support, please contact one of the organizations below.
The foundation provides caring support to individuals at the critical time of a breast cancer diagnosis and is made up of breast cancer survivors who truly understand how it feels to be given this diagnosis.
A comprehensive program managed by MultiCare and Gilda’s Club offering emotional support, education and healthy lifestyle opportunities for anyone touched by cancer.
The support group’s mission is to provide a safe, comforting environment for spiritual, emotional, sisterly and brotherly support for people diagnosed with cancer.
All books housed are temporarily in storage until a transition plan is determined. If your organization is interested in taking over this program, and is a 501©3 and open to the public, please call (253) 680-3621.