The Gynecological Cancer Awareness Project

The Gynecological Cancer Awareness Project

​​OUR PROGRAMS​ AND RESOURCES

The goal of GCAP's community-based navigation project, the CanDO! Project, focuses on identifying and eliminating psycho-social barriers to allow ALL women with cancer to focus on their medical treatment; leading to improved health outcomes and an overall reduction in cancer-related distress.

Program services are available free of charge to all women with any type of cancer.


What does the CanDO! Project do?
*Offers your patients/clients the opportunity to identify areas and levels of distress utilizing the National Comprehensive       Cancer Network’s (NCCN) Distress Thermometer.
*Provides  immediate community-based patient navigation services at time of intake, or follow-up within one day
*Offers connections to appropriate and available community resources to help patients deal with non-medical issues             which a cancer diagnosis can impact
*Provides follow-up in three months from date of intake to assess levels of distress and identify any new issues
*Provides quarterly educational workshops on survivorship issues such as nutrition, journaling, sexual issues, and more. 


Non-medical needs the CanDO! Project can address:
*Peer emotional support/practical support
*Resources for financial assistance
*Transportation issues
*Food and housing insecurity

QUESTIONS ABOUT HOW IT WORKS?

Call CanDO! at 505-289-6971

the cando! project - Cancer Distress is OVER!

CIRCLES OF HOPE - Support groups

Who can come:  Gynecological Cancer Survivors AND Breast Cancer Survivors AND their Caregivers
Who is a caregiver?  ANYONE who loves and helps care for or support a woman with cancer. That could be a               spouse, partner, sister, adult child, best friend, etc. 
When: Second Saturday of EACH Month

            9:30 am---Fellowship time with light breakfast and coffee and then 10:00 am-11:00 am for all 3 separate,               simultaneous groups
Where:  NMCPG office in the Mountain Run Shopping Center on Eubank and Juan Tabo.

              5850 Eubank Blvd NE  It is on the 2nd floor above Kellys Liqueurs.
              There is an elevator in middle of shopping center if needed to get to 2nd floor.


Benefits of participating in support groups may include:
Feeling less lonely, isolated or judged
Gaining a sense of empowerment and control

Improving your coping skills and sense of adjustment
Talking openly and honestly about your feelings
Reducing distress, depression, anxiety or fatigue
Connecting with new people who may be experiencing similar things as you

Contact us for more info


take a look at our logo

Increasing community awareness of issues around Gynecological Cancers is the foundation of GCAP.  Awareness ribbons, due to their ubiquitous nature, have come to symbolize various concerns depending on the colors or the patterns used.  Through GCAP activities we hope to bring more attention to ALL women's cancers which in turn leads to more support and better outcomes. 

Ovarian — Teal                                                                                          

Uterine — Peach                                                                                                               Cervical — Teal and White                                                                                              Breast and Ovarian Hereditary Syndrome — Pink and Teal

Vaginal and Vulvar — Lavender

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THE GCAP public LIBRARY collection

​                       IN MEMORY OF KAY HANEY, PhD.


GCAP Partners with Albuquerque Public Library 

Collection of Educational, Informational and Inspirational Books for Women's Cancers


In 2014, ​with the help of the La Cueva Soccer team and Dr. Kay Haney's family, GCAP gave over 200 books about gynecological and breast cancers, survivorship, nutrition, wellness, inspiration, and more to the Albuquerque Public Library System to increase public access to the special collection. The Gynecological Cancer Awareness Project special collection is searchable on-line and any book can be transferred to a library branch near you!! In 2016, we added over 100 titles to the collection. We now have over 300 books available for you!

Get the knowledge! Check it out!


Who are the Clever Senoras and what do they we do?

The Clever Senoras are richly experienced compassionate women with a broad range of gynecological cancers, talents, and dreams. If you have a gynecological cancer the Clever Senoras are on your journey with you. 


The Clever Senoras participate in the inclusive activities and groups (see below) for women at any age and at all levels of treatment/survivorship with a gynecological cancer diagnosis, regardless of treating practitioner. You can participate in any of the groups, browse our library collection, volunteer at any activity we have, etc


Contact us to be part of the Fun, Friendship, Warmth, Caring, Laughter and Hugs with the Clever Senoras!