Caring for People Confronting Cancer

Resources Available to Patients


This list is made available to you as a collection of possible resources that you may find useful. Inclusion on this list does not imply an endorsement by Utah Cancer Specialist, nor does it guarantee services will be available.

Free or Low Cost Medical Services:

Utah Cancer Action Network

Services available to cancer patients:

  • Clinical Breast Exams
  • Pelvic Exams
  • Pap Smear Tests

Free or low-cost services to women who meet the qualifications of the program. For women who are within the age criteria and or meet income guidelines. The cost of the exams will be based on a sliding fee scale, determined by annual income. Vouchers given to women who meet the qualifications of the program.


 American Cancer Society
(801) 943-4720
857 East 200 South
Salt Lake City, Utah 84102
Education and housing.

National Cancer Institute
Pamphlets, brochures and cancer information. A federally funded program providing scientifically based, unbiased information to patients, their families and friends, physicians and other health professionals, and the general public about all aspects of cancer.

Cancer Care
1-800-813-HOPE (4673)
275 7th Avenue
New York City, NY 10001
Provides telephone, online and face-to-face counseling, support groups, education, publications and financial co-payment assistance program.

Support Groups:

The Sharing Place:
(801) 466-6730
1695 East 3300 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84106
Support group for children with parents suffering from chronic or life threatening disease.

Survivor Wellness House
(801) 236-2294
59 South 1100 East
Salt Lake City, Utah 84106

Health and wellness services available:

  • Acupuncture
  • Massage
  • Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Reiki
  • Support Groups

Support groups for adults, your adults, parents of children with cancer, caregivers, children and teens with cancer and life coaching.

Caring Connections
(801) 585-9522
U of U College of Nursing
10 South 2000 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Lifting Heart
(801) 360-4666
Utah County Breast Cancer Foundation Group
Support groups, comfort items, activities and retreats for women living with breast cancer.

Other Resources:

Centered City Yoga
(801) 521-9642
926 East 900 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84105
Classes for patients and survivors.

Lace by Louise
(801) 878-1990
2762 West 12600 South, Suite 3
Riverton, UT 84065

(801) 294-5223
344 South 500 West, Suite 2
Bountiful, UT 84010
Fitted or special order bras for breast cancer patients (retail store, unable to except insurance).

Casting for Recovery
(406) 624-6583
109 East Oak Street, Suite 1G
Bozeman, MT 59715
Fly Fishing retreats for women living with breast cancer.

Reel Recovery
160 Brookside Road
Needham, MA 02492
Free fly fishing retreats for men living with all forms of cancer.

Look Good Feel Better
American Cancer Society
1-800-395-LOOK (5665)
Hands on work-shop for patients in active treatment. A skincare, make-up application lesson and ideas for dealing with hair loss.

Heal Courageously
(801) 819-2380
The Heal Courageously project gives patients, caregivers and survivors the opportunity to document their journey through illness through photographs.

Pantene Beautiful Lengths
Accepts hair donations for real hair wigs. All donated hair is made into wigs for women fighting cancer.

Locks of Love
Accepts hair donations for real hair wigs.

Financial Support:

Utah Independent Living Center
(801) 466-5565
3445 South Main Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84115
Wheelchairs, shower benches, etc. Loans patients equipment until they can purchase, have repaired or funding becomes available.

Modest Needs
(844) 667-3776
120 East 23rd Street, Floor 5
New York, NY 10010
Provides short-term financial assistance to individuals and families in temporary crisis.

Good Days
(877) 968-7233
Helps patients with limited means.

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Co-pay assistance program (for blood cancers)

Cancer Support Community
Provides support and education to those effected by cancer. Several websites for resources.

Imerman Angels
205 West Randolph 19th floor
Chicago, IL 60606
Mentoring services.

Patient Access Network Foundation
Financial assistance, and information for patients with chronic or life threating illness.

Komen Treatment Assistance Program
For patients that have been diagnosed are in active treatment for breast cancer.

Patient Advocate Foundation
Co-Pay relief for breast cancer patients.

Partnership for Prescription Assistance

Age Specific.

Kristy Lasch Miracle Foundation
Provides financial assistance for medical expenses to women under 30 living with breast cancer.

Brenda Mehling Cancer Fund
P.O. Box 801054
Santa Clarita, CA 91380
Co-payment assistance, rent/mortgage assistance, transportation, car insurance, repairs, and groceries for patients ages 18-40.

National Association of Hospital Hospitality Houses

Traveling Assistance:

Road to Recovery
The American Cancer Society Road to Recovery program provides transportation to and from treatment for people with cancer who do not have a ride or can’t drive themselves.

Air Travel:

Air Care Alliance
A central listing of free transportation services provided by volunteer pilots and charitable organizations.

Angel Airline Samaritans
Long distance travel for people with cancer and their families in need of travel.

Corporate Angel Network
Arranges free air transportation for people with caner traveling to treatment using empty seats on other resources.

Wigs and Headcovers:
K’s Wig Shop
1090 East 30th Street
Ogden UT 84403

Robert’s Fresh Hair
3940 Washington Boulevard
Ogden UT 84401

Salt Lake County
Apollo Hair Systems
5525 South 900 East #315
Salt Lake City UT 84117

Creative Wigs
1073 East 3300 South
Salt lake City, UT 84106

10318 South Redwood Road
South Jordan, UT 84095

Hair Love Salon and Wigs
1320 East 500 South – Level B
Salt Lake City, UT 84102

Hats with Hearts
530 West 9460 South, #4
Sandy, UT 84070

Head Covers by Joni
In-house beautician – 20% patient discount
2286 East 3300 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84109

Jean Paree
4041 South 700 East, Suite 2
Salt Lake City, UT 84107
Closed Monday

Pattie’s Wig-War
2057 West Quailbrook Drive
Salt Lake City, UT

Paulus Hair Restoration Group
5635 South Waterbury way, #201
Salt Lake City, UT 84109

Steve’s Wig Boutique
2039 East 3300 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84109

Utah County
Janna Larsen
Hairdresser for 35 Years
Doesn’t carry wigs, but can order them.
Also styles post cancer haircuts.

Lynne’s Wig Boutique
194 North West State Road
American Fork, UT 84003

Taylor-Maid Beauty Supply
255 West Center Street
Provo, UT 84601

Washington County
Creative Wigs & Toupees
900 South Bluff St
Saint George, UT 84770

Other Resources:

American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society Wig Closets offer free, ne wigs (real hair or synthetic) in a variety of styles and colors. Turbans and hats are also available. To schedule an appointment at the location closet to you, call toll free 1-800-227-2345, or go online: www.cancer.or (they have 6 locations all across Utah)

Good Wishes
1-888-884-3653 (toll free)
Free head covering or silk scarf

Heavenly Hats
Free hats

Paula Young Wigs
1-800-364-9060 (toll free)

TLC Catalog – American Cancer Society
1-800-850-9445 (toll free)
Wigs, hair loss products, how to information and mastectomy products



LACE by Louise
344 South 500 West #2
Bountiful, UT 84010

Petersen Medical
230 North State Street
Orem, UT 84057

Debra Lynn’s Post – Mastectomy Specialists
160 West 36th Street
Ogden, UT 84201

Salt Lake County
Carol’s Personal Boutique
3165 South Main Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84115

Heart to Heart-Cancer Hope
41 East 7220 South
Midvale, UT 84047

Online Resources:

Educating yourself about cancer is important. These trusted sites can help.

The National Cancer Institute is a government agency, providing information on various types of cancer (

The American Cancer Society gives detailed information on about a wide variety of cancers. (

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network, and alliance of cancer centers, provides patient-oriented information on common cancers. (

American Society of Clinical Oncology, and organization of health care professionals, maintains a web site for cancer patients. (

Susan G Komen for the Cure provides research funding to find the causes and cures for breast cancer, advocates action on breast cancer issues, addresses disparities in breast cancer treatments across populations and offers helpful patient information. (

American Society of Hematology is a site devoted to educating both patients and medical professionals about blood cancers. (

Oncology Nursing Society provides patient education information about cancer and patient support resources. (

Patient Advocacy Foundation provides mediation and arbitration services to patients to remove obstacles to healthcare including medical debt crisis, insurance access issues and employment issues. (

MedlinePlus, a service of the National Library of Medicine, provides information about a variety of cancers and Clinical Trials. (

CancerCare provides free support services for patients (

Coalition of Cancer Cooperative Groups works to improve survival by participation in clinical trials. (

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship is a survivor-led advocacy group. (

Association of Community Cancer Centers advocates for and offers information about cancer survivorship. (

The American Society of Clinical Oncology offers information from the world’s leading oncology professionals.

People Living with Cancer offers information on cancer treatment types.

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation is overseen by people dedicated to fighting breast cancer. Links to useful breast cancer and support information.

Susan Love, MD Breast Cancer Foundation, Formerly the Santa Barbara Breast Cancer Institute, was founded in 1983 to initiate and pursue programs promoting breast disease education.

Partners Against Pain a comprehensive resource for pain management. Information for patients, caregivers and institutions.

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is the world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education and patient services. Links to patient and medical information.