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Resources at The Sands Cancer Center

The Sands Cancer Center offers many resources for cancer patients and their families including:

The Sands Cancer Center Style Shop
For many people, looking better contributes to feeling better. During your treatment, we understand that you may want to look and feel your best. You are invited to visit our Style Shop where you can choose from a large variety of stylish wigs, attractive apparel (scarves, hats, men's caps). These items are complimentary for Sands patients.

For more information on the Style Shop or to make an appointment please call 585-396-6780.


Research Library
Knowledge is strength. You can learn about your particular condition and how to cope better with cancer in general at the Sands Cancer Center Library. Many resources are available for you in our Library, including computers with Internet access. Particularly useful websites have been identified (bookmarked) and can be accessed easily. Books and audio-visual presentations are also available for you to borrow. We have made it a priority to ensure that you and your family will be able to benefit from the latest information.


Breast Health Patient Navigation Program
When you need help with Breast Cancer Care
The Navigation program assures that every breast cancer patient receives a timely diagnosis and treatment and assists with the coordination of care and services to help guide patients through the health care system.
For more information on our Navigation Program click here.


Support Groups
While you may feel a tremendous loss of control during your cancer treatment, one thing is certain: you are not alone in your journey. The American Cancer Society and the Upstate New York Cancer Research and Education Foundation provide a variety of support groups throughout the Finger Lakes Region that provide education and peer support. These groups offer a safe and supportive "haven" in which you can openly discuss the challenges of coping with cancer, as well as the practicalities of living successfully with uncertainty, disrupted schedules and treatment side effects. Studies have shown more positive results in individuals who are able to maintain a sense of optimism and who feel supported by others.

View our monthly Wellness Calendar for complete listing and details of all of our support groups


The Sands Cancer Center coordinator (585) 396-6780 will be more than happy to provide you with information about these and other support groups available in the area.