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To empower all people in the southwest affected by gynecological cancers by providing education and support-helping them to live a healthy and inspired life.
That all people in the southwest region affected by gynecological cancers receive the care and support they need to maintain their quality of life.
To bring joy, comfort, education, and financial assistance to people affected by gynecological cancers in New Mexico.
Cervical, vulvar, ovarian, vaginal, uterine/endometrial, primary peritoneal cancer, and gestational trophoblastic disease
A brief overview of The Gynecological Cancer Awareness Project's history, programs, and services.
Socorro's place is a townhouse that offers out of town survivors a place to stay while they are receiving treatment.
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
Our community-based navigation focuses on identifying and eliminating barriers to allow ALL people with cancer to focus on their medical treatment; leading to improved health outcomes and an overall reduction in cancer-related distress.
Our support groups are peer-based support groups for survivors and/or caregivers of cancers at any stage or level of survivorship. We are currently meeting on Zoom.
*Circles of Hope meetings are for survivors or caregivers of gynecological cancers, all other meetings are for survivors/caregivers of ANY cancer*
Gynecological cancer survivors may request help with non-medical-related bills.(rent, mortgage, food, gas, lodging, utilities, credit card bills, etc.)
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.