The goal of The GCAP's community-based navigation project, The CanDO! Project focuses on identifying and eliminating psycho-social barriers to allow ALL people affected by cancer to focus on their medical treatment, leading to improved health outcomes and an overall reduction in cancer-related distress.
Program services are available free of charge to all people affected by any cancer.
What does the CanDO! Project do?
*Offers your patients/clients the opportunity to identify areas and levels of distress utilizing the National Comprehensive Cancer Network's (NCCN) Distress Thermometer.
*Provides immediate community-based patient navigation services at the time of intake, or follow-up within one day
*Offers connections to appropriate and available community resources to help patients deal with non-medical issues which a cancer diagnosis can impact
*Provides follow-up in three months from date of intake to assess levels of distress and identify any new issues
*Provides quarterly educational workshops on survivorship issues such as nutrition, journaling, sexual problems, and more.
Non-medical needs the CanDO! Project can address:
*Peer emotional support/practical support
*Resources for financial assistance
*Food and housing insecurity
Registering as a survivor in The CanDO! Project gives you access to support groups*, events, educational opportunities, financial grants*, resource navigation, and more!
* Financial grants and 2nd Saturday Support Group are limited to survivors of Gynecological Cancers.
Our next event is on October 23rd from 10:00-11:30 AM! Join us for a Topic Discussion on Self-Advocacy, hosted by Colleen Sullivan-Moore from Cancer Support Now. Survivors and Caregivers of ALL cancers are welcome.