Breast Health Resources

breast healthHealthy Community Coalition promotes early detection of breast cancer throughout the community, and participates in the Maine Breast & Cervical Cancer Prevention Program.  Other funding opportunities make available affordable mammography screenings for all women over age 40.  Healthy Community Coalition is also working with health care providers to find ways to better assist women diagnosed with breast cancer.

Breast health resources in Franklin County

Franklin Community Health Network Contacts

Breast Care Support Nurse, Franklin Memorial Hospital
779-2430 or 1-800-398-6031 ext. 2430

Breast and Cervical Health Coordinator, Healthy Community Coalition
 at 779-2926 or (800) 525-3136 ext. 2926

Prosthetic Services
For more information, or to schedule an appointment call the Breast Care Support Nurse
at 779-2430 or 1-800-398-6031 ext. 430

Dietitian, Franklin Memorial Hospital
779-2656 or (800) 398-6031 ext. 656

Director/Occupational Health, Physical Rehab & Sports Medicine
779-2256 or (800) 398-6031 ext.256

Financial Counselor, Franklin Memorial Hospital
779-2777 or 1-800-398-6031 ext. 2777

Local American Cancer Society Programs

Reach-to-Recovery & Road To Recovery
Local American Cancer Society Representative, Joe Mando 373-3730
Joe.Mando@cancer.org

Look Good -- Feel Better

  • Ev's Place, Evelyn Norton, Farmington 778-4852
  • Nancy Baker, Dryden 645-7959

Other Services

Encore Plus: National YWCA, 202-628-3636
Or contact: Bangor-Brewer YWCA, 941-2808

Discovery Weekend

Sponsored by Maine Cancer Research & Education Foundation, Portland
Contact: Judy Hanneman 767-2494 or Grace Moulton, RN 799-3179

 

Breast Health Resources Online

Avon Breast Health Outreach Project 

A nonprofit organization for breast cancer education.

              The American Cancer Society’s web site               

  • http://www.breastcancercare.org

    Offer news on professional resources, breast health, and also "What's new?"

  • http://www.avonbreastcare.org

    The Avon Foundation Breast Care Fund was created by Avon to reach the women most in need of breast cancer screening and treatment services.

  • http://www.lotsahelpinghands.com

    This site allows a pt, or caregiver, to set up a listing of what the family's needs are (meals, transportation, childcare, grocery shopping, errands, etc). One friend or family member acts as "coordinator", providing friends and family with the password to log onto to the pts particular page that shows the calendar with the tasks listed. Friends and family can then review the needs and "sign up" for whatever they choose. If this works, it should reduce the number of phone calls to the husband/wife/children, and will ensure that people are providing the services that are most needed by the family. The coordinator can also add/remove tasks as needed. And, once signed up friends and family can even receive automatic confirmations and reminders of their commitments.

    The wife of the man who started the site died of ovarian cancer, and she was very active in the community. He was confronted each day with 15+ phone calls to return from people asking what they could do, and on many days came home to much more food then the family could consume. He found it awkward to ask for assistance over the long course of her treatment, even though people were willing to help. So, he set up this site to coordinate the assistance and eliminate some of the discomfort in both giving and receiving help.

  • http://womenshealth.about.com/cs/breasthealth/

    Breast health information

  • http://www.susanlovemd.com   

         Cancer risk assessment and counseling

         The National Woman's Health Information Center, sponsored by the United States Department of Health and Human Services. The web site was linked from Harvard Pilgrim Health.

  • http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/mecdc/population-health/bcp/

    Maine Breast and Cervical Health Program. A web site designed to provide you with information on how to receive free mammograms, pap smears and limited diagnostic or follow-up services. Women undergoing treatment for breast or cervical cancer may qualify for Maine Care. Please call 1-800-350-5180 for more information and to see if you qualify.

  • http://www.cancercare.org

    This site provides information on the AvonCares Program which provides financial assistance and education and emotional support to low income, under- and uninsured, underserved women throughout the country.

  • https://castingforrecovery.org/

    A national non-profit, support & educational program for women who have or have had breast cancer. Weekend retreats offered focus on wellness and provide key resources on issues surrounding breast cancer. The weekend retreats incorporate counseling, educational services and the sport of fly-fishing to promote mental and physical healing.

Free Mammograms to Maine Women

If you need financial assistance for breast care please contact Cheryl Moody, RN at the Healthy Community Coalition at 779-2214.
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