Local & Community Resources



Women’s Wellness Clinic at Duke University
3475 Erwin Road, Wallace Building at the Center for Living
Durham, NC 27705
(919) 660-6610
Durham County

A unique multidisciplinary program for women at high risk for breast cancer, which provides personalized breast cancer risk assessment and counseling, diagnostic services such as fine needle aspiration of the breast, screening MRIs, chemoprevention, and breast surgeon consultations. Outreach services include patient navigators who educate and coordinate breast health care for women in the community.

214 Broadway Street
P.O. Box 15567
Durham, NC 27701
(919) 683-5300
Durham County

A community-based provider of supportive services to help decrease a broad range of health disparities including cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, and HIV/AIDS. The Wellness Center Free Clinic offers health screenings, gym facilities, personal trainer consults, massage therapy, nutrition and cooking classes.

Healing Yoga Classes

Margie Satinsky, RYT, offers free Healing Yoga classes once each month, 10-11 a.m., at Beth El Synagogue, 1004 Watts Street, Durham, 27701. Classes are particularly helpful for cancer survivors and caregivers. Emphasis is on slow movement, breathing, and meditation. We have yoga mats, bolster pillows, blankets, straps, chairs to make you comfortable. Enjoy an hour of peace – accompanied by live music!  For additional information, contact Margie Satinsky, 919 383-5998 or



Heritage Hospital
111 Hospital Drive
Tarboro, NC 27886
(252) 641-8293
Edgecombe County

The Cancer Center at the hospital provides a range of supportive services for patients, families, and the community. They also sponsor the Edgecombe County Breast Cancer Taskforce, which is a community-based organization developed to research existing data, plan and formulate county specific projects to reduce the high breast cancer mortality rate in the county.

Crossworks, Inc.
703 Paul Street
P.O. Box 6795
Rocky Mount, NC 27803
(252) 446-6964
Nash, Edgecombe and Surrounding Counties

A non-profit organization with the mission to prevent, reduce and eliminate chronic disease, health disparities and hunger through nutrition and health education, community outreach and screening services. Through funding from Susan G. Komen for the Cure, NC Triangle Affiliate, Crossworks, Inc. developed the 2009 Resource Guide for Breast Cancer Care, which is available free through their website.



Carolina Well
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center Survivorship Program
Survivorship program offering peer and professional support, information, and classes related to health and well-being.
Chapel Hill, NC
(919) 966-3494

Cornucopia Cancer Support Center
Cornucopia services include a resource library, peer and professional support, specialized classes, and complementary treatment interventions such as yoga, massage, and more.
20 West Colony Place
Durham, NC 27705

LiveFit Cancer Exercise Program

The LiveFit Cancer Exercise Program is a 10-week exercise program for cancer survivors whom have been treated within the last year. The program is limited to 6-12 participants. Classes will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-6:30pm at the UNC Wellness Center at Meadowmont. Attached you will find their brochure and enrollment form. Please contact the individual listed below for upcoming dates.

For more information please contact:
Dustin Buttars, MA, ACSM EP-C
Fitness Director
UNC Wellness Center at Meadowmont
Phone: (919) 843-3103


LIVESTRONG at the YMCA Chapel Hill-Carrboro

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a 12-week physical activity and well-being program designed to help adult cancer survivors achieve their holistic health goals.  The small group, research-based program offers cancer survivors a safe, supportive environment to participate in physical and social activities.  This program is free for all and open to any cancer survivor.

– Spring session dates coming soon

– Please contact REbecca Marino, 919-442-9622;


Yoga for Curvy Bodies

A yoga series offered at UNC Hospital and at a community yoga school in Carrboro. The class series are designed for people with curvy/full-figured/bigger bodies and are a good fit for a beginners to yoga or someone with a gentle practice.

Next class at Loving Kindness Yoga School in Carrboro begins October 1, 2013, meeting on Tuesdays from 4:00 – 5:15 pm.

Next class at UNC Hospital begins October 28, 2013, meeting on Mondays from 5:30 – 6:45 pm.

Colie Taico, LCSW, RYT
Outpatient Therapist & Yoga Teacher
UNC Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders
(919) 843-9207



Maria Parham Oncology Center at Maria Parham Medical Center
566 Ruin Creek Road
Henderson, NC 27536
(252) 438-4143
Vance County

In a joint effort with the American Cancer Society, The Oncology Services Team and Cancer Resource Center offer educational programs for the community, as well as individual counseling and support groups and nutritional consults during and after cancer treatments.

Henderson Family YMCA
380 Ruin Creek Road
Henderson, NC 27536
(252) 438-2144
Vance County

The YMCA provides many types of wellness and fitness activities including aerobics classes, weight training, and swimming. They also support a 10 week program for weight loss, entitled,
Vance-Granville Weight Loss Challenge Eat Smart Move More Program.



Rex Cancer Center, UNC Health Care
4420 Lake Boone Trail
Raleigh, NC 27607
(919) 784-3105
Wake County

Rex Cancer Center has a Resource Center which provides education, support and encouragement for patients and families through their cancer experience. Several support groups are offered including specific breast cancer support groups. The Cancer Center’s Outreach Services offer free annual breast and cervical cancer screenings and well as a lay health advisor program called Save Our Sisters, which provides current breast health information, resources, and support to the community.

Wake County Health and Human Services
Breast Cancer Action Network and Latina Breast Cancer Survivor Support Group
(919) 212-7000 general information
Wake County

The Breast Cancer Action Network (BCAN) addresses health disparities as it pertains to breast health and they have developed the Breast Health Resource Guide. Also, a Latina Breast Cancer Survivor’s Support Group is offered monthly and is coordinated by Lidia Tiller who can be reached at (919) 431-4032.

Sister’s Network, Triangle

SNTNC is an affiliated chapter of the Sister’s Network, Inc., a national African American breast cancer survivorship organization. The organization mission is to provide support for breast cancer survivors and to provide outreach and education for the African American community. This organization meets the fourth Thursday of each month. For more information, contact Valarie Worthy at 919-490-1571, or email Web address is:



Breast Cancer Resource Directory of North Carolina – 2010-2011
(Section on Multicultural issues and resources)

NC Triangle Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure,
Local resource listing




Abrams, D. & Weil, A. (2009). Integrative oncology. New York: Oxford University Press.

American Cancer Society. (2009). Complete guide to complementary & alternative cancer therapies: The essential guide for you and your doctor. 2nd Ed. Atlanta GA: American Cancer Society.

Bodian, S. (2006). Meditation for Dummies, 2nd edition. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Publishing Inc.

Clement, S. (2002) Meditation for beginners: Techniques for awareness, mindfulness & relaxation. Woodbury, MN: Llewellyn Publications.

Davis, M., Eshelman, E., Robbins, & McKay, M. (2000). The relaxation & stress reduction workbook. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications.

Kabet-Zinn, J. (2005). Wherever you go there you are: Mindfulness meditation in everyday life. New York: Hyperion.

Kornfield, J. (2004). Meditation for beginners: Six guided meditations for insight, inner clarity, and cultivating a compassionate heart. Boulder, CO: Sounds True.

Loori, J. (2007). Finding the still point: A beginner’s Guide to Zen meditation. Boston, MA: Shambhala Publications, Inc.

Myss, C. (1996). Anatomy of the spirit: The seven stages of power and healing. New York: Three Rivers Press.



Barnard, ND., Reilly, J. (2008). The cancer survivor’s guide: Foods that help you fight back. Summerton, TN: Book Publishing Company.

Halverstadt, A., & Leonard, A. (2000). Essential exercises for breast cancer survivors: How to live stronger and feel better. Boston: MA: Harvard Common Press.

Kaelin, CM., Gardiner, J., Coltrera, F., & Prouty, J. (2007). The breast cancer survivor’s fitness plan: Reclaim health, regain strength. New York: McGraw Hill.

McTiernan, A., (2006). Cancer prevention and management through exercise and weight control. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.

McTiernan, A., Gralow, J., Talbott, L. (2005). Breast fitness: An optimal exercise and health plan for reducing your risk of breast cancer. New York, NY: St. Martin’s Press.

Schneider, CM., Dennehy, C., & Carter, S. (2003). Exercise and cancer recovery. Human Kinetics.

Schwartz, A. (2004). Cancer fitness, exercise programs for patients and cancer survivors. New York, NY: Simon and Schuster.



Canfield, J., Hansen, V., & Kelly MO. (2006). Chicken soup for the breast cancer survivor’s soul: Stories to inspire, support and heal. Deerfield Beach, FL: Health Communications.

Davidson, M. (2009). 5,001 Reasons to survive breast cancer: A motivation book. Black Mesa Publishing.

Emerson, N., Leight, P., Moonan, S., and Schinazi, T. (2007). Finding the “CAN” in cancer.

Morrisville, NC: Lulu.

Fiore, NA. (2009). Coping with the emotional impact of cancer: Become an active patient and take charge of your treatment. Summertown, TN: Book Publishing Company.

Groopman, Jerome, E. (2004). Anatomy of hope: How people prevail in the face of illness. New York: Random House.

Panneton, J. & Bodai, E. (2002) The breast cancer book of strength and courage: Inspiring stories to see you through your journey. Roseville, CA: Crown Publishing Group.

Peltason, R. (2008). I am not my breast cancer. New York: HarperCollins.

Servan-Schreiber, D. (2008). AntiCancer: A new way of life. New York: Viking Penguin.

Silver, JK. (2006). After cancer treatment: Heal faster, better, stronger. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Susan G. Komen for the Cure (2007). Words for the cure: Inspiration, hope and comfort for today and tomorrow. Dallas, TX: Susan G. Komen for the Cure.




Health Journeys: Resources for Mind, Body and Spirit (audio & video resources available for guided imagery, meditation, yoga, breath work, hypnosis, etc.)

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)

Susan G. Komen for the Cure: Integrative and Complementary Therapies

American Cancer Society (2008). Exercise to stay active.

Complementary Therapies Resource Page, Susan G. Komen website:

Susan G. Komen For The Cure NC Triangle

Lance Armstrong Foundation

Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center



American Cancer Society: Nutrition and physical activity during and after cancer treatment: Answers to common questions available at:

American Cancer Society Guidelines on Nutrition and Physical Activity for Cancer Prevention available at:

American Cancer Society: Staying Active (Fitting in Fitness, Make Exercise Work for You, Exercise Tools) available at:

Sparkpeople: Healthy Lifestyle (Nutrition, Fitness, Motivation, Wellness) available at:

Susan G. Komen for the Cure: After Treatment – Healthy Weight and Diet available at:



African American Breast Cancer Alliance (AABCA)
(612) 825-3675

American Cancer Society (Information available in English or Spanish)

American Society of Clinical Oncology (Information available in English or Spanish)

Black Women’s Health Imperative
(202) 548-4000

Breast Cancer Resource Directory of North Carolina – 2010-2011 (Section on Multicultural issues and resources)

CancerCare (Information available in English or Spanish)

Carolina Well – UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center Survivorship Program

FORCE (Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered) – For individuals and families affected by hereditary breast and ovarian cancer

Lance Armstrong Foundation

Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center

Living Beyond Breast Cancer – (Information available in English or Spanish)
Quick Links available for specific information for African American women, Latina women, and for Young women (under 50)
1-888-753-LBBC (5222)

National Cancer Institute – (Information available in English or Spanish)
1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237)

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship – (Information available in English or Spanish)

Sisters Network, Inc. – A national and local African American breast cancer survivor’s organization.
Triangle Chapter, contact Valerie Worthy, Durham, NC
1-919-490-1571 or

Susan G. Komen For The Cure – (Information available in English or Spanish)
1-800-GO KOMEN (1-877-465-6636)

Susan G. Komen For The Cure NC Triangle