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General Agency Information
Name:American Cancer Society
Alternate Name(s):Central Coast Counties Unit
Address:945 S Main St Ste 201
Salinas, CA  93901
Driving Directions
Primary Phone:831-442-2992
Toll Free:800-227-2345
Website:www.cancer.org
Days/Hours of Operation/Phone:Monday-Friday, 9-5
Description:Your local American Cancer Society office is your source for the most relevant information to help guide you. Appointments are needed for all services to ensure we have the right people available to meet your needs. Hours and services vary by location. You can always call our Cancer Information Specialists at 1-800-227-2345, 24 hours a day, every day of the year to connect with our valuable services and resources.

ELIGIBILITY: Diagnosis of cancer in patient or family member.
Programs:SUPPORT GROUPS AND SERVICES:

LOOK GOOD, FEEL BETTER a program to help women undergoing cancer treatment look their best. Licensed cosmetologists teach women how to enhance their appearance. Meets at Dominican Hospital Education Building second Monday of the month from 10am-12pm, Spanish session on the first Monday of the month from 10am-12pm Preregister by calling 462- 7770.

MAN TO MAN A support and education program for those affected by prostate cancer. Meets the last Tuesday of every month 7:00-9:00pm at Dominican Hospital Education Bldg., 1555 Soquel Dr.,Santa Cruz.

Health Crosses a Culture Hmong Cancer DVD and Native American Breast Cancer Awareness DVD provided by American Cancer Society / Pewaukee

ONLINE CANCER INFORMATION RESOURCES: see website

CANCER RESOURCE SPECIALISTS: help with the many challenges of: variable access to care, lack of knowledge of local resources and treatment options, insurance inequities, legal issues such as discrimination in the workplace, and care for loved ones during treatment absences.

ROAD TO RECOVERY: volunteer program ensures that thousands of patients a year get to and from treatment.

I CAN COPE Conference call format (teleconference), available on a monthly basis. Sessions are open, discussion-based, and interactive. Self-guided classes also available online at http://www.cancer.org/onlineclasses.

PATIENT LODGING: Housing for patients in treatment with focus on patients from outlying areas who require treatment in major urban areas

PERSONAL HEALTH MANAGER KIT: an easy-to-use tool designed to help patients organize and keep track of appointments, medication, test results, insurance, bills, and various other logistical and practical details associated with cancer.

I CAN COPE CLASSES: learn important facts and practical tips about cancer and related issues through telephone conference or online classes.

CALIFORNIA PAIN INITIATIVES

California Young Cancer Survivor Scholarship Program
Meetings:Prostate Cancer Support Group meets drop-in support group, no registration required and no cost to participate. Last Tuesday of every month, 7-9pm at the Education Center Room D, Dominican Hospital 1555 Soquel Dr., Santa Cruz.
Languages other than English:Interpreters Available
Accommodations for Disabled:Call for Information
Public Transportation:Call for information
Eligibility:See Description Notes
Fees:Donations Accepted
Areas Served:Santa Cruz County
Physical Location:Santa Cruz
 
Subject Headings
 Cancer
Health Education
Mutual Support Groups
Private Nonprofits
Public Awareness/Education
Research
Scholarships
Transportation
Voluntary Health Organizations
Volunteer Opportunities
This record last modified December 22, 2014