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Cancer Action, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars   2 reviews 758

Nonprofit Issues:

Cancer, Breast Cancer


10520 Barkley St., Suite 100 Overland Park KS 66212 USA


As a caring community of professionals and volunteers, Cancer Action is dedicated to reducing distress and improving the quality of life for those living with, through and beyond cancer; and promote education, prevention and early detection to reduce the impact of cancer in the greater Kansas City area.


The mission of Cancer Action’s Patient Services Program is to reduce distress and improve the quality of life for those living with, through and beyond cancer. This program provides vital services addressing the physical, social, emotional, financial and spiritual needs of cancer patients that are not only life-improving, but life-saving. Last year, Cancer Action assisted over 3,800 families facing the many challenges that cancer brings to their lives. The Patient Services Program provides the following support to those facing the challenge of cancer:  Practical Services including nutritional supplements, medical equipment & supplies, transportation to treatment appointments, wigs/turbans/hats, mastectomy supplies, and comfort items; Financial Assistance programs help provide cancer-related medications, and professionally fitted breast prostheses or lymphedema sleeves; Education and Emotional support is given through one-on-one case management, support groups, educational programs and educational resource libraries; Wellness and Survivorship programs aid in the recovery process and include movement and exercise classes, art classes, and healing retreats to nurture the body, mind and spirit.  


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Rating: 5 stars  

I was first introduced to Cancer Action in 2005/2006 when my grandmother had terminal small cell lung cancer, Cancer Action helped me so much , they answered question I had about their services and other services available in my community. They helped me with supplement when my grandmother was going through chemo therapy & later with bed sheets , pillow cases , comfort items (crocheted blanket,neck pillow & pressure point pillows) all of these items are made by volunteer's . My Grandmother's death in September 2007 was a very sad day in my life . About 7 months after my grandmother passed away , I started to feel as if I wanted to give something back , to help someone else as I had been helped & Cancer Action has helped me to fill that need in myself. Everyone at Cancer Action is dedicated to helping everyone they can who has cancer & is in need of any assistance.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

So many way , they have helped me with my Grandmother, when she was going therough treatment. Everytime I'm at Cancer Action I'm blessed to be a small part of helping someone get the help they need while going through Cancer , maybe it's a caring ear , or maybe it's someone getting a ride to a cancer related treatment or supplement while going through treatment or , a hat or a wig for someone who has lost their hair due to treatment . Everyone at Cancer Action is just Great!!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

find a way for them to get more money , so they could help more people.

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Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

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Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

Being a volunteer for Cancer Action has changed my life forever, in the best possible way. I feel that everytime I help someone I get the blessings .

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

On top of the world , I only wish I could volunteer there everyday.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been both a client and a volunteer at Cancer Action. My journey with the organization began with my breast cancer diagnosis at 43. Cancer Action provided me with a wig, in-dwelling cath supplies, and emotional support. I was fortunate to have excellent insurance and wonderful friends and family, who could take me to appointments, etc. so I did not need to utilize Cancer Action's programs such as prescriptions aid and transportation. Shortly after finishing treatment, I began volunteering with Cancer Action, mainly with PC support (logging volunteer supplies and hours, entering clients, etc.). The organization is a group of remarkable people, consisting of both employees and volunteers. They provide hugely needed support and services and do so with compassion, friendship and humor. I have never met a more remarkable group of women as the ones I "work" for at Cancer Action. I am a better, more richly developed, and happier person for my association with them.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I began my association as a client then as a volunteer, so I have experienced the organization from all angles.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would have them better known so they would have adequate incoming resources to be able to expand and reach all the cancer clients they need to.

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