Local Resources

Local Resources

Support Groups & Services

Breast & Cervical Cancer Program – New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services: The New Hampshire Breast and Cervical Cancer Program (NH BCCP) helps individuals across New Hampshire access FREE breast and cervical cancer screening and diagnostic services. Services are offered at many healthcare sites, such as hospitals and doctor’s offices, throughout New Hampshire. Click here for more information

MaineHealth Cancer Care: The Breast Cancer Support Group meets twice each month at the center in Biddeford, Maine and provides a setting for those who are dealing with cancer (and also their caregivers) to come and share information about their journey. Call (207) 283-7805 or click here for more information.

Exeter Hospital Cancer Wellness: Visit the Cancer Wellness page for a list of support services provided by Exeter Hospital.

Wentworth Douglass Hospital, Dover: Offers support groups for caregivers and those diagnosed with cancer. For more information, please contact Anne at (603) 740-2830. Or visit: www.wdhospital.org/wdh/support-and-guidance/social-work

York Hospital Breast Cancer Survivors Group: Meetings are held the third Monday of the month from 6:30-8:30 PM in York Hospital’s Ellis Conference Room. To learn more, contact Jean Smith, RN at (207) 646-1364.

Nipple, Scar, and Eyebrow Tattoos: Ink 4 Pink: Ink 4 Pink helps breast cancer survivors who have undergone mastectomies finally feel at home in their bodies with nipple & breast tattooing. Click here for more information.

The Dempsey Center: Personalized care through counseling, support groups, nutrition, integrative therapies, movement and fitness, and more—at no cost. Click here for more information. 

Foundation4Love: In collaboration with New England Cancer Specialists, Foundation4Love strives to help people battling cancer with holistic and integrative wellness programs. Click here for more information.

Additional Financial Resources

New Hampshire Breast Cancer Coalition:  Provides financial assistance to New Hampshire residents with breast cancer.

Annie’s Angels: Assists families struggling financially through life-threatening diseases, illness, or disability.  Click here for more information.

Womenaid: Provides short-term financial assistance to neighbors in need.

Portsmouth: www.womenaidportsmouth.org
Durham/Oyster River: www.orwomenade.org
Other locations: www.womenadeofnh.org/out-of-area

Private Online Support Group

My Breast Cancer Support’s Thrivers Tribe: The Thrivers’ Tribe is My Breast Cancer Support’s private online safe space for NH & ME breast cancer survivors & thrivers! This support group is for advice, venting, sharing information & spreading LOVE!

Click to Join the My BCS Thrivers’ Tribe!

Additional Resources

On-Belay: On Belay provides unique adventure-based programs that build community among youth who have or had a family member with cancer. Their programs are free for participants in thanks to generous community support. Learn More!

Betty J. Borry Breast Cancer Retreats: The Betty J. Borry Breast Cancer Retreats and Adventure Weekends provide adventure-based opportunities for women living after breast cancer. Participants challenge themselves physically, emotionally, and spiritually; they find understanding and support. They have fun, and are amazed by the new things they learn and the boundaries they push through. Learn More Here!

Casting For Recovery (VT)
Providing an opportunity for women whose lives have been profoundly affected by the disease to gather in a natural setting and learn the sport of fly fishing. Learn More!

Free Yoga Classes: Yoga and Cancer Classes include yoga postures, flowing movements and pranayama (focus on breath) to help students achieve relaxation and mobility in everyday life. Conscious effort to link breath with movement helps relieve tension and helps students gain flexibility and improve strength in the body. Cancer survivors and caregivers are welcome to participate in these free classes. No yoga experience is necessary. With one exception, all classes are free to all participants newly diagnosed, in cancer treatment or in recovery as well as their caregivers. Learn More

North of Boston Cancer Resource (NBCR) online guide. We hope you will find this resource helpful for people living with cancer, their families and providers in communities north of Boston.

Seacoast Breast Friends (Facebook): This amazing group of “Breast Friends” is a non-traditional social support group. All have had breast cancer and received various treatments, some are going through it and others are years out, and each individual offers a unique perspective on this life-altering experience.  Ask To Join

Transportation Assistance for Seacoast Citizens (TASC Rides) If you need help with transportation, TASC Rides may be able to help. Click here for more information.

Ready Rides
Ready Rides may be another option for transportation assistance. Click here for more information.

Our Community Partners

Northeast Credit Union
New England Cancer Specialists
Southern Maine Health Care
Womens Life Imaging Center
York Hospital
Exeter Hospital
Betty J. Borry Breast Cancer Retreats
Yoga in Action
Went Worth Marina
Kennebunk Savings
Eastern Bank
Portsmouth Hospital
953 The Bull
Planet Fitness
Seacoast Media Group
Northeast Foot and Ankle
BeaverDam Campground
kirk Communications
Club Boutique City Shoes
Espresso Daves
First Seacoast Bank
White Birch Armory
Boutique Leslie Bridal
Seacoast Sports Club
Flatbread Company
AW Plastic Surgery
Portsmouth Physical Therapy
Seacoast United
Warrens Lobster House
Seacoast Harley-Davidson
Abenaqui Womens Golf
Moore Fight Moore
Cochecho Country Club
Berwick Academy
On the Go Hair Designs
You are a fantastic resource for my clients and I feel blessed that you can help out! When you are diagnosed with cancer, everything is always so serious and difficult. I think a lot of times (patients) just feel very grateful and excited to have something positive come their way.
Susan Kelly
Oncology Social Worker, York Hospital

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If you or a loved one needs support during your breast cancer journey please reach out to the My Breast Cancer Support team.