About GYNCA

GYNCA Mission
GYN Cancers Alliance provides education, resources, and support to local women and their families affected by gynecologic cancers.
 


GYNCA Services
GYNCA provides four key components inherent to the support and assistance of gynecologic cancer fighters & survivors! Our organization brings all gynecologic cancer patients together, including their caregivers and families.

Our Programs

Fueled by Hope
  • GYNCA provides up to $5,400 a month in fuel assistance to women in active treatment for gynecologic cancers
  • Removing barriers to treatment
  • GYNCA serves 30 counties in SW Missouri - many of our members live in rural areas, and travels hours daily for their treatment
    • Our service area continues to increase as more need is identified in more rural areas

Case Management & Advocacy
 
  • Each member receiving active treatment,  will be contacted by our Community Development Coordinator for a specialized case management consult. 
  • Monthly contact to continue to assess your needs, answer questions, and offer support during treatment.

Emergency Financial Assistance
  • Each member has access to up to $500 in emergency assistance for the duration of their treatment journey
  • Example of emergency assistance: car repairs, utilities, rent.

Building Connection & Community
 
  • Zoom Support Meetings monthly, to offset the isolation our members feel having a cancer diagnosis during a global pandemic

Wig Assistance
  • A one-on-one wig consultation, a free wig, wig head, supplies & instructions on how to care for their wigs, as well as scarves, hats, beanies, chemo caps, and more
  • We strive to make these wig fittings very personal and meaningful.
    • Hair loss during cancer treatment is a traumatic process, and we try to make that process a little less tragic for our ladies
      • Often times, after diagnosis, the first questions our medical teams hear is "will I lose my hair" 
        • It is NOT just hair!

What Cancer Can't Do

Author Unknown

Cancer is so limited...
It cannot cripple love,
It cannot shatter hope,
It cannot corrode faith,
It cannot eat away peace,
It cannot destroy confidence,
It cannot kill friendship,
It cannot shut out memories,
It cannot silence courage,
It cannot invade the soul,
It cannot reduce eternal life,
It cannot quench the Spirit,
It cannot lessen the power
of the resurrection.
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