Cancer Information and Services


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Cancer Services Program of the Hudson Valley Region

Provides FREE breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screening tests and follow-up services for uninsured or under-insured county residents who meet eligibility requirements.  Services covered by program include: colorectal cancer screening for men and women age 50 and older or at high risk for colorectal cancer; and clinical breast exam, Pap test and screening mammogram for women age 40 and older or at high risk for breast cancer.  

Gilda's Club Westchester 914-644-8844
Offers support and networking groups, lectures, workshops and social events for men, women, children and teens in a nonresidential, home-like setting. Para informacíon en español

Lymphedema Program at Helen Hayes Hospital 845-786-4730
Provides outpatient treatment to reduce and control symptoms of lymphedema (swelling of a body part -usually a limb- a frequent symptom in those who have had breast or prostate cancer treatment).

Mammography Screening Centers

New York State Department of Health - Cancer Resources

New York State Osteoporosis Prevention & Education Program (NYSOPEP)  845-786-4772
Provides education about the causes of osteoporosis, the value of prevention and early detection, and options for treatment.  Certain types of cancer and certain medications used to treat cancer can increase the risk of osteoporosis. Click here for information about keeping your bones strong during and after cancer treatment.

New York State Smoker's Quitsite  866-NY-QUITS (1-866-697-8487)
Offers FREE starter kit of nicotine patches, gum or lozenges for eligible New York State smokers, trained Quitline Specialists offering help with quit plans, information about local stop smoking programs and informational taped messages.

Put It Out Rockland Quit Smoking Program 845-364-2651
Offers low-cost programs to help you quit smoking along with low-cost nicotine replacement products to increase your chance of being successful.

United Hospice of Rockland
845-634-4974 or email:

Provides care, hope, comfort and improved quality of life to individuals and their families facing serious illness.

VCS Inc. 845-634-5729
Offers a range of programs for people from adolescence to older adulthood, including: counseling program (fees are based on a sliding scale). Some insurance plans are accepted. No one is turned away for financial reasons. Also offers free outreach services to home bound elders, and resource, referral and support for caregivers.


American Cancer Society 800-227-2345
Offers free information, programs, services, and community referrals to patients, survivors, and caregivers through every step of a cancer experience - so they can focus on getting well.  Para informacíon en español 

CancerCare 800-813-4673
Provides free, professional support services to anyone affected by cancer.  Para informacíon en español 

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society 800-955-4572
Provides the public, health professionals and patients (and their families) living with blood cancers accurate, current, disease related information and support services.

National Cancer Institute 800-4-CANCER (800-422-6237)
Conducts and supports research, training, education, and other programs about the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer, rehabilitation from cancer, and the continuing care of cancer patients and the families of cancer patients.  Para informacíon en español 

National Lymphedema Network 800-541-3259
Provides education and guidance to lymphedema patients, health care professionals and the general public by disseminating information on the prevention and management of primary and secondary lymphedema.

Patient Advocate Foundation 800-532-5274
Provides help with insurance, employment and debt matters resulting from a diagnosis of cancer.