Cancer Support for Women


CareWear offers products for women who are receiving treatment for cancer.  These include breast prostheses, breast forms, bras, natural hair eyebrows, headscarves, lymphedema sleeves, and more.  Services are offered at UW Health East and West Clinics and the Breast Center at UW Hospital.


Wigs for Patients

Sponsored by the Friends of UW Hospital & Clinics, Inc., wigs, turbans and scarves available at no charge for patients who are receiving treatment at the UW.  Call volunteer services department one week in advance for appointment at 608.266.6025.

Look Good… Feel Better

A free service that teaches female cancer patients beauty techniques to help restore their appearance and self-image during chemotherapy and radiation treatments.  Women learn about makeup techniques, skincare, nail care, and hairless options.  Each group program participant receives a free kit of cosmetics.

608.266.6025 reaches the UWCCC Navigator   |   1.800.ACS.2345 reaches a regional navigator

The Witness Project

The Witness Project is a health program for African-American women.  It offers support, encouragement and hope for women with breast or cervical cancer.  This project offers community education about breast self-exam, pap tests, and signs and symptoms of breast and cervical cancer.  It also provides a list of resources that offer low or no cost services to women of color.


Young Women’s Cancer Support Group

This is a support group for young women who are dealing with the emotional and physical challenges that are different for women who are facing the cancer diagnosis at a young age.

For further details call or e-mail: 608.263.8521   |