The Women’s Resource Center is located outside the Breast Center, on the 1st floor of the Clinical Science Center building. We provide reliable, current breast and GYN cancer information related to screening, diagnosis, the latest treatment options, clinical trials, and survivorship is available for patients and their caregivers. The lending library features print and video resources - from medical textbooks, consumer guides, and survivor stories to storybooks and coloring books for the youngest family members.
Team members help those diagnosed with breast and GYN cancers address the challenges of diagnosis and treatment by providing a wide range of cancer information and referrals to many support services. When treatment ends, patients can find services to enhance their wellness as they transition into cancer survivorship.
Our services include:
Education and Support: We have a library of breast and GYN cancer information from Roswell Park clinicians as well as national patient organizations. Topics include nutrition, side effects management, caregiver support, and local resources. Our staff will help direct you to the information you need including referrals to local cancer support groups, financial assistance programs, and transportation resources.
Complimentary Wig and Hat Program: Our wig and hat program provides one free, new wig and hat for those who are experiencing hair loss due to their cancer treatment. There is a private wig fitting area for your privacy and comfort.
Comfort Items: With thanks to our many volunteers and community organizations we are able to offer our patients beautiful handmade hats, blankets, quilts, pillows, sleep caps, paper flowers, and shawls as we receive them.
Prostheses: We will assist you with referrals to local breast prostheses and undergarment fitters.
Skin Care and Make-Up Classes: We offer classes lead by local experts on skincare and makeup techniques to help you look and feel your best. All products in these classes are chemical-free.
Referrals to Roswell Park Resources and Departments: Roswell Park has many services and resources to help you during your cancer journey but it can be overwhelming to try to remember everything we have. We can help direct you to the services and departments who are available to help. Just stop in or call us whenever you have a question or need a referral.
The Women's Resource Center is open Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. The Women's Resource Center is located on the first floor of the Scott Bieler Clinical Sciences Center, Room P-102. Phone: 716-845-4432.