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Support Resources

There is no shortage of great information and helpful services available to get you through your cancer treatment and recovery. The problem: it can be a challenge to find the right resources. That’s where we come in. UK Markey Cancer Center Support Services helps connect you to those resources that are reliable and utilized often by our patients and staff. Browse a partial list of our go-to local and national resources below.

To ensure all of your needs are met appropriately, we recommend that you speak to a member of our team who can help you find exactly the support you’re looking for. You can simply ask to speak with a social worker when coming to see your provider or during a treatment. Reach us by phone at 859-323-2798, or email us at mccsocialworker@uky.edu.

  • Wigs and Head Coverings

    UK Markey Cancer Center has a limited selection of new and gently used wigs and head coverings on-site within the Support Services office. Our team can assist you with this selection of headwear and refer you to additional resources as needed. We also have a partnership with Hope Scarves, whose mission is to support individuals facing cancer through scarves, stories, and research.

    Kentucky Cancer Link

    • 2425 Regency Road, Suite B
    • Lexington, KY 40524
    • 877-597-4655

    A local resource primarily for the underinsured or uninsured, Kentucky Cancer Link provides patients with a variety of head coverings and wigs, as well as mastectomy products like bras and prostheses.

  • Breast Prostheses & Supplies

    Kentucky Cancer Link

    • 2425 Regency Road, Suite B
    • Lexington, KY 40524
    • 877-597-4655

    A local resource primarily for the underinsured or uninsured, Kentucky Cancer Link provides patients with a variety of head coverings and wigs, as well as mastectomy products like bras and prostheses.

    Grogan's Healthcare Supply

    A local resource helping women obtain post-mastectomy bras and prostheses. Accepts insurance for wigs.

    Josephine's

    A local resource helping women find a new look post breast surgery that is both comfortable and fashionable. Josephine's is available by appointment only, so please call ahead of your visit.

  • Tobacco Prevention & Cessation

    Markey Tobacco Cessation Support

    UK Markey Cancer Center oncology social workers offer tobacco cessation counseling and support. They can also connect you with a program closer to home if needed.

    Quit Now Kentucky

    A free smoking cessation program, Quit Now Kentucky offers telephone coaching, web-based services and text messaging to support Kentuckians who wish to quit smoking or using tobacco.

    Smokefree.gov

    A program sponsored by the National Cancer Institute that offers 24-hour online support, including tips, tools and advice

  • Additional Local Support

    God's Pantry Food Bank

    God’s Pantry is a network of over 300 food pantries, shelters, and soup kitchens that work to provide food to those in need throughout Central and Eastern Kentucky. Visit the God's Pantry website to find a food bank near you. If necessary, a social worker on our team can complete the referral on your behalf.

    Lexington-Fayette County Emergency Financial Assistance

    For Lexington residents struggling to pay their rent, mortgage, utilities, or relocation expenses, emergency financial assistance may be able to assist with immediate financial needs.

    Community Action Council

    The Community Action Council provides a variety of services to those in need, including emergency assistance for families facing hardship, which may include financial support to cover basic items such as food, rent or utility payments.