Cancer Alliance of Naples (CAN)
Jewel Sanchez, Cancer Resource Navigator
CAN’s mission is to make the lives of families and individuals who are touched by cancer easier, on an as-needed financial basis, by relieving their stress so they can concentrate on the best possible outcome of their cancer treatment. Services includes payment for rent/mortgage; electric, water, phone utilities; food and gas cards; car repairs, and other non-medical bills, freeing up family income to pay for medical treatment. Also available is bi-lingual education for breast cancer patients and their families. Geographical area served: All of Collier County and Lee County.
Lymphedema Resources, Inc. – Claire Hauenstein
Funds education, outreach, and treatment for uninsured/underinsured breast cancer survivors at risk of developing lymphedema and those already coping with this affliction. Financial assistance for physician prescribed lymphedema therapy and compression garments is provided to qualified clients. Geographical Area Served: Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry and Lee Counties.
The Gaila Fund
The Gaila Fund is a non-profit organization that provides patients with breast cancer stylish hats at no cost.
Lee Memorial Health System/Regional Cancer
Tammy Zinn, Breast Health Navigator – (239) 343-9546
Provides under/uninsured, low income individuals diagnosed with breast cancer access to diagnostic and staging procedures, treatment, genetic screening, stipends, psychosocial support, and education. A Breast Health Navigator works with other organizations and physicians to identify those in need of services and to remove care barriers. Geographical Area Served: Lee, Hendry and Collier Counties.
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.
Bosom Buddies-Breast Cancer Support, Inc.
Office: 4330 Tamiami Trail East, Naples 34112
Breast cancer and lymphedema support group meets at 7 p.m. the second and last Wednesday of each month in the Telford Building, 350 Seventh Ave. N., 2nd floor. Call for details.
Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida (formerly Collier Health Services)
Funds breast care education, screening, diagnostic procedures and transportation for predominately uninsured/underinsured, low income, rural minority women for whom no other funding is available. A Breast Health Educator will educate women of the importance of proper breast health; assist patients in scheduling routine breast exams, mammograms and diagnostic procedures. Transportation provided for patients for breast care appointments.
Crown Specialties, Inc. (at the Coastland Mall)
Crown Specialties, Inc. provides wigs for women undergoing cancer treatment.
Derma Clinic of Naples
Debra Victor – (239) 248-1155
Derma Clinic of Naples provides permanent cosmetics for reconstructive surgery such as nipple tattoos, permanent makeup, and scar revision. Debra Victor is a Certified Medical Electrologist as well as a Licensed Esthetician.
Laura Faustino offers Rene or Paris wigs, hair pieces, and hair accessories for women undergoing treatment at her salon in North Naples.
New Beginnings by Dodi
A full-service salon specializing in hair loss solutions for men and women
Look Good Feel Better Program/ NCH
(239) 436-5000 ext. 2882
Look Good Feel Better provides complementary salon services to women undergoing cancer treatment including therapeutic massages, pedicures, hair styling, computer imaging for wigs or hair pieces, and beauty techniques by cosmeticians.
Movin’ On provides a gentle exercise routine for breast cancer survivors. It promotes a safe return to physical activity and wellness through education, appropriate healthy exercise, and emotional support.
Neighborhood Health Clinic, Inc.
Nina Gray, M.A., LMHC – (239) 261-6600 ext.37
Provides health care for the working low income and uninsured adults of Collier County using a volunteer professional staff and funded by private philanthropy. They provide breast health to all female Clinic patients by giving them self breast exam instruction, including multilingual DVD viewing. As needed they receive: a clinical breast examination by a physician; screening mammograms; diagnostic procedures; surgery; and treatment.
NCH Healthcare System
Deb D’Orazio, Breast Health Navigator – (239) 624-4988
A Breast Health Navigator, guides patients through the complex healthcare system, advocates for financial aid to reduce treatment barriers, assists in arranging screening and diagnostic services and ensures follow-up care, as well as helps with appropriate social services and local resources for support.
Permanent Cosmetic Specialist
Office: (239) 597-5046
Fax: (239) 963-8513
Permanent Cosmetic Specialist performs permanent cosmetic procedures on scars resulting from surgery and areola pigmentation on reconstructed breasts. Rose Updegrove is an Advanced Certified Derma Practitioner.
Recover with Confidence
Recover with Confidence is dedicated to helping women who are experiencing medically induced hair loss and committed to doing their small part to help you recover with confidence.
Saks Fifth Avenue-Naples
Saks Fifth Avenue of Naples specializes in prosthetic aides for mastectomy patients. They carry Commando Silicone bra inserts and Commando Fashion Form bra inserts.
Simply Faces at the NCH WEllness Centers
Enjoy a spa treatment designed especially for you by a licensed Morag Currin Oncology Esthitician. Choose from the many organic skincare treatments such as a Signature Special or Anti-Aging Eye Treatment. Call to schedule your appointment at either the North or South NCH Wellness Center.
Suzanne’s Images provides wigs and hair pieces, free styling and customizing, a free 30 minute consultation, and a 15% discount when you bring your prescription from your doctor for a cranial prosthesis. There are individual rooms for privacy.
Trendy Ladies LLC
Mindy Idaspe, RN of Naples, runs an eyelash extension business from her home. She has a program called “Trendy Lashes of Love” in which she offers free services to women who have finished chemotherapy and need lashes. She also offers skincare, facial soothing and moisturizing treatments with pure products.