You've been diagnosed with breast cancer and are now entering active treatment. There will likely be many decisions to consider and you will want to be informed, ask good questions and make the best decisions for your individual situation. Treatment may include surgery, chemotherapy, hormone therapy, radiation therapy and targeted therapies.
Major Oncology medical facilities and practices in and around the Capital Region:
Albany Medical Center (http://www.amc.edu/patient/services/cancer_care)
Columbia Memorial (https://columbiamemorialhealth.org/breast-care/)
Ellis Hospital (http://www.ellismedicine.org/cancer/medical-oncology.aspx)
Glens Falls Medical Center (https://glensfallshospital.org/services/hospital/breast-center)
New York Oncology Hematology (www.newyorkoncology.com)
Saratoga Hospital (https://www.saratogahospital.org/services/medicalsurgical/canceroncology/)
St. Mary's Hospital, Troy (http://www.sphp.com/samhttp://www.sphp.com/sam)
St. Peters Hospital (http://www.sphpma.com/specialties-locations/cancer-care/)
Your treatment may include surgery, treatments, medications that will affect your physical appearance. Let the To Life! boutique and fitting services assist you. We provide a private atmosphere for fittings in both our Wig boutiques and our Mastectomy boutiques. Boutiques are located in Delmar, NY and Saratoga Springs, NY.
Does your treatment include mastectomy surgery? If so, we invite you to schedule a pre-surgical consult with one of our mastectomy products fitters. Please click here for more information or call 518-439-5975 to schedule an appointment.
Does your treatment include chemotherapy? If so, please know that To Life! offers wigs and hats privately fitted by certified fitters. Click here for more information or call 518-439-5975 to schedule an appointment.
As your treatment progresses, you may experience challenges that impact your physical, emotional, psychological, financial and overall well-being. Don't go it alone. Talk to your medical team. They are there to help and so is To Life! Contact us to learn more about the programs, services and support groups available as you navigate treatment.
Here are links to additional resources To Life! has assembled:
Support groups provide a safe place to share feelings and information that remains confidential. Group facilitators guide women through thoughtful discussion. Surround yourself with women who understand. To Life! offers a number of support groups that meet monthly. Learn more about this valuable resource by clicking here.
Throughout the year To Life! offers educational programs. See what's coming up by clicking here.
Here are some additional resources: