Nutritional Supplements provide energy and strength for those receiving chemotherapy or radiation treatment.
Cancer Action will provide one case (27 servings) of oral nutritional supplements to clients who are eligible for the nutritional supplement program, up to six cases. A physician’s authorization is required. Cancer Action will provide 2-3 cases (48 cans) of nutritional supplements to clients who require tube feeding. Nutritional supplements will be provided while a client is actively receiving chemotherapy and/or radiation treatments.
Medical Equipment and Supplies
Medical equipment includes bath benches, commodes, walkers, wheel chairs crutches and canes. Other equipment may be available based on donations. Medical supplies that are available are based on donations and include a wide variety of items, including ostomy supplies, colostomy supplies, bandages, gauze, depends, tube-feeding and laryngectomy supplies.
Mastectomy Supplies are available for women at our offices including prostheses and bras.
Transportation is provided to cancer patients who need a ride one-way or roundtrip to cancer-related appointments. Cancer Action will make every effort to assist patients with their transportation needs. Transportation is dependent on availability of volunteers or other resources. Cancer Action will make referrals to other transportation resources to assist patients in getting to their treatment.
Wigs, Turbans, Scarves and Hats
For women experiencing hair loss, all three offices feature a TLC room that provides a comfortable, private setting for women to try on various styles of wigs, turbans and scarves.
Hundreds of volunteers donate their time by making comfort items to provide compassionate support to our clients. Comfort items include neck pillows, pressure point pillows, trach bibs, afghans, hospital bed sheets, gowns and slippers.