Nation-wide volunteer health organization with a local branch providing local services is dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives from cancer, and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, and service. The Durango Hub Office serves Montezuma, La Plata, Archuleta, and San Juan (NM) counties.
Information & Referral: Information about types of cancer, treatments available, and communication skills in working with medical personnel. Call 800-ACS-2345
Support Groups: Available for men and women, their loved ones, and care givers
Cancer Resource Center: Located in the Durango Cancer Center at Mercy Medical Plaza, this volunteer-staffed center offers patients free wigs, hats, turbans, literature, support, and answers Call 970-403-0086
Reach to Recovery: Peer-to-peer mentor visitation program with trained volunteer breast cancer survivors provides information, comfort, and support for patients before, during, and after breast cancer treatment
Look Good…Feel Better: Community-based service teaches female cancer patients beauty techniques to help enhance their appearance and self-image during chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Includes a free cosmetic kit. Attendees learn about skin care, wig styling, nail care, and cosmetic tips.
Road to Reovery: Free transportation provided for cancer patients in La Plata, Archuleta and Montezuma counties to their treatment appointments and home again. Trained volunteer drivers assist patients who have no transportation, are too ill to drive, or who do not ave access to other local resources. Rides arranged by calling 970-403-0086
Patient Lodging Program: Durango motels and hotels offer free or discounted rooms to cancer patients who must travel more than one hour. Call 970-403-0086
Man to Man: Education and support group for survivors of prostate cancer. Call 970-247-9039
National Cancer Information Center: Trained cancer information specialists available 24-hours, 7 days/week to answer questions about cancer, link callers with resources in their community, and provide information on local events. Call 800-ACS-2345
American Cancer Society Website: In-depth information on all major types of cancer, including breast cancer guidelines for prevention, detections, treatment, clinical trials, program & services for patients, and more
Hours 8:30 AM – 5 PM Monday through Friday