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The Komen Mission:
To eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease by advancing research, education, screening, and treatment.

Special Needs

 

Transportation

Treatment for breast cancer usually involves many visits to a physician, hospital, or Cancer Center. Because transportation resources in Orange County are limited, most patients rely on family or friends to drive them if they are not up to driving themselves. For women with no regular or reliable means of transportation, the American Cancer Society has a program called “Road to Recovery,” which provides transportation to and from treatment appointments in Orange County. Because the program uses volunteer drivers, rides may not always be available to all areas. Some hospitals also offer transportation services. Check with your hospital’s Cancer Center or social work department to see if this service is available. The Orange County Area Agency on Aging (714-567-7500) is another resource for information about transportation. And don’t forget to check with your church or faith community, many of which provide assistance to their congregants in time of need. For wheelchair-dependent patients who also have Medi-Cal, “ambulettes” or “medivans” may be available. Check with your Cancer Center’s social work department for more information.