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September 23, 2018

Local Survivor partners with Cancer Services Program to offer Free services


FULTON, NY – Oswego County Opportunities’ Cancer Services Program Partnership is proud to announce a new community partner to help clients whom are diagnosed with cancer.

Liz Lucas, an ovarian cancer survivor, wants to help others that are faced with a cancer diagnosis and the treatment side effects.

Carolyn Handville (left), program manager of the Cancer Services Program of Oswego County, and Liz Lucas, salon specialist at Hair We Are, meet to discuss the free salon services Lucas is offering to anyone that is undergoing treatment for cancer.  For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 315-529-0542.

Carolyn Handville (left), program manager of the Cancer Services Program of Oswego County, and Liz Lucas, salon specialist at Hair We Are, meet to discuss the free salon services Lucas is offering to anyone that is undergoing treatment for cancer. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 315-529-0542.

“I will help anyone I can regardless of their type of cancer! I want to give something back now after my journey with cancer,” said Lucas.

Lucas, a salon specialist at Hair We Are, 201 Academy St., is volunteering her specialties and offering free haircuts, make up applications; including how to draw on eyebrows and eyelashes during chemotherapy treatments, wig fitting and/or finding wigs online.

“I have learned so much throughout my journey and I know how challenging every day can be during cancer treatment.  I want our community to know that I am there for them and I am willing to assist them with anyway I can,” said Lucas.

OCO’s Cancer Services Program is funded by the New York State Department of Health and the Susan G Komen of CNY Foundation and offers free cancer screenings including clinical breast exams, mammograms, pap/pelvic exams and colon cancer screenings for community members that do not have health insurance and are between the ages of 40-64.

In addition the program offers diagnostic services and has a treatment program for men and women that are diagnosed with breast, cervical, colon or prostate cancer.

“I am ecstatic to continue to increase the resources we have available to our community and applaud Liz for her efforts to share her experience with others,” said Cancer Services Program Coordinator, Carolyn Handville. “Feeling good about yourself and being confident is a key component when fighting this disease and I cannot thank Liz enough for offering her services to others.”

For more information on the many cancer screenings available through the Cancer Services Program Partnership or to make an appointment, contact Handville at 315-592-0830.

Don’t wait, early detection saves lives!

OCO is a private, non-profit agency that has been supporting communities throughout Oswego County since 1966 and touches the lives of more than 20,000 people annually.

OCO is a United Way of Greater Oswego County member agency.

For more information, visit www.oco.org

OCO’s Cancer Services Program Partnership consists of 21 provider offices throughout the county.

The partnership works diligently together providing quality breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screenings to uninsured community members.

To learn more about the partnership, call 315-592-0830.

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