Partners for Breast Cancer Care
Breast Cancer Care is a non-profit organization that pays for breast health care for uninsured, low income Lee County women and men. This includes health appointments and treatment. They use funds provided by From Our Hearts, Inc. to provide services for Pine Island Residents who need financial assistance. There is a referral service for clients who need help with food, medical, and counseling.
A New Dawn, INC.
A New Dawn, Inc. is a private boutique which provides mastectomy bras, breast prosthetics, swimsuits, wigs and hair pieces, scarves and hats. Dawn Love, owner, is a certified fitter.
The New Barry Anton Salon by Shannon
Under new ownership. the New Barry Anton Salon is a hair salon in Cape Coral. We Care for Hair, which provides consultation, wigs, and follow-up visits. All services and products are free of charge to anyone in need of hair replacement as a result of chemotherapy and/or other related cancer treatment.
Shop: (239) 461-0009
Wigwam Designs provides wigs and hair accessories for women undergoing cancer treatment.
560 Pine Island Road, Ste 2, North Fort Myers, Fl 33903
Bosom Buddy provides breast prosthetics that are custom made.
800-264-4287 or www.headcovers.com
Headcovers Unlimited has a large online selection of hats, wigs, turbans, scarves and cosmetics for cancer patients who are losing their hair due to chemotherapy treatments. Started by a cancer survivor, this site offers a huge selection of head coverings, affordable prices, resources on coping with hair loss and expert wig advice.
Saks Fifth Avenue-Ft. Myers
Saks Fifth Avenue of Ft. Myers provides prosthetic aides for mastectomy patients. They carry Commando Silicone bra inserts and Commando Fashion Form bra inserts.
Senior Friendship Centers of Lee County
Senior Friendship Centers of Lee County provides a contiuum of care by utilizing retired volunteer physicians and other health care professionals. Low-income, uninsured women ages 50-64 are eligible for physical exams, scheduling, clinical breast exams, baseline and annual mammograms, individual education, help with transportation as needed, and follow-up.
Regional Cancer Center (see resources below)
Regional Cancer Center Massage Therapy
or Cookie’s Place Boutique
Regional Cancer Center Massage Therapy provides Swedish massage to relax the body and mind. Lenora Long, LMT, is educated in Oncology massage.
Cookie’s Place Boutique
Cookie’s Place Boutique is a boutique featuring wigs and hair pieces from the Raquel Welch and Eva Gabor lines. It carries healthy snacks, gifts for cancer patients, supportive greeting cards, mastectomy bras and swimsuits, and hats and scarves. Lindy French, the retail associate, assists all customers with personalized fitting.
Genetic Risk Services
Genetic Risk Services provides you with information on how to determine if your cancer is hereditary or not. The information includes what their services are, how an evaluation might benefit you, what you can expect to happen during your visit, what their genetic counseling includes, and if cancer risk counseling is right for you.
Lending Book Library at Cookies Place Boutique
Lending Book Library is a section of Cookie’s Place Boutique with a variety of books and pamphlets on cancer. You may check them out with a deposit of $5. It also has several computers for your use in research.
Cancer Resource Center
People who are new to the United States are often unfamiliar with the common practices and usual expectations of doctors and other medical professional who take care of those with cancer. The Cancer Resource Center, with input from colleagues from throughout the country, developed a brief description of these customs, and the Translator Interpreter Program is translating the English version into other languages.
American Cancer Society “tlc” Catalog
The American Cancer Society provides a catalog that features products to help women cope with the effects of breast cancer. “tlc” contains hats, turbans, twists and head wraps, wigs, prosthetics, mastectomy bras, and specially made swimsuits.You may shop from the privacy of your own home. The catalog also provides tips on how to wear hats and scarves.
Cleaning for a Reason
Cleaning for a Reason provides free house cleaning one time per month for four months while a patient is undergoing treatment.
The Beau Beau
Beau Beau provides a catalog of differently designed scarves for hair loss. It is a fashionable alternative to wearing a wig. Also included in the catalog are sleep caps, headband scarves, tote bags and gifts for cancer patients.
The Knitting Experience Cafe
The Knitting Café provides and makes knitted breasts for mastectomy patients. The knitted breasts may be used in place of prosthetic breasts.
The Rapunzel Project
The Rapunzel Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to help chemotherapy patients keep their hair during treatment. The project creates the awareness that hair loss during chemotherapy may be prevented in some cases through the use of cold caps. It provides the equipment to facilitate this process.