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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. Stop by our office at Markey Cancer Center, and email us at mccsocialworker@uky.edu.

  • Wigs and Head Coverings

    American Cancer Society Patient Navigator

    UK Markey Cancer Center has a limited number of new and gently used wigs and head coverings on site within the Support Services office. Our patient navigator can assist you with this selection of headwear and refer you to additional resources as needed.

    American Cancer Society

    The American Cancer Society has a local office in Lexington that has a large selection of wigs and head coverings available for free or at a reduced price depending on supply.

    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.

  • Smoking 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

    Gods Pantry Food Bank

    God’s Pantry is a network of over 300 food pantries, shelters and soup kitchens that works to provide food to those in need throughout Central and Eastern Kentucky. Visit godspantry.org to find a food bank near you.

    Fayette County Adult and Tenant Services

    For Lexington residents struggling to pay their rent, mortgage or relocation expenses, Adult and Tenant Services 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.