Rochester-area Cancer Resources
The Rochester-area offers a wide array of cancer specialists, cancer-related services, treatment centers, support groups and programs for cancer patients, cancer survivors and their family and friends. If you are affected by cancer either as a patient or survivor or are touched by cancer through a family member or friend please review the RH Cancer Resource section for an overview of the resources available in the Rochester-area.
The Community Cancer Collaborative (CCC)
The Community Cancer Collaborative (CCC) is a group of professionals working together to educate those touched by cancer in the Greater Rochester community through the development, coordination and promotion of activities and resources. Members of the CCC are: American Cancer Society, Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester, Camp Good Days, CURE, Gilda’s Club, Highland Hospital, Interlakes Oncology and Hematology, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Western NY & Finger Lakes Chapter, Lipson Cancer Center at RGH, Pluta Cancer Center, Unity Health Oncology/Hematology, Us TOO Rochester NY and Wilmot Cancer Center at Strong.
American Cancer Society Volunteers Needed
Volunteers are needed to fill the role of American Cancer Society “Patient Navigators”.
These volunteers work in a medical setting with cancer patients and their caregivers to link them to
available resources from the hospital, the local community and the American Cancer Society.
They listen to and address non-medical needs of the patient such as transportation. The volunteer navigators
encourage patients to become advocates for themselves and encourage their participation in available support
groups or other activities, when appropriate. The volunteer patient navigators do not give medical advice or
referrals or provide psychological or spiritual advice. Counseling such as end of life, emotional, legal,
financial or crisis is also outside the scope of the volunteer navigator guidelines. Volunteers will be
asked to commit to 2–3 hours per week for a minimum of one year.
This volunteer position is during regular business hour, Monday through Friday.
Extensive training is provided to all volunteers selected to participate as patient navigators.
For more information and to volunteer to be an American Cancer Society volunteer “Patient Navigator”, please call Ann Savastano at 585-224-4902 or 1-800-227-2345.
Gary Mervis, Founder of Cancer Mission 2020
Chairman & Founder, Camp Good Days and Special Times:
“Cancer Mission 2020 is looking to end cancer by the end of the decade. Visit our website to become part of this historic movement
Cancer Mission 2020
Western New York Wellness Cancer Programs
The Western New York Wellness, Inc. (website) operates a program designed to offer physical activities to help cancer survivors regain physical fitness.Physical activity has been shown to improve several components of quality of life
Rochester-area Cancer-related Calendar Events
View local cancer-related events such as support group meetings, health screenings, educational seminars, fundraisers and more... view the calendar