Our mission is to improve the quality of life for cancer patients and their families
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What We Do

Support for Cancer Patients

Cancer survivors of more than 50 different types of cancer volunteer for CanCare to provide emotional support to those currently facing a battle with cancer. A patient is matched with a CanCare volunteer for one-on-one emotional support based on a variety of criteria including cancer site, treatments, age and gender. Generally, support is provided over the phone and sometimes through email, and we encourage those who are matched with someone in the same geographical area to make an effort to meet in person.

Support for Family Members

CanCare knows that when a patient is going through treatment, it can be difficult and emotional for loved ones as well, so we also have family members of survivors ready to provide emotional support to family members of cancer patients. If you have a loved one who has been diagnosed with cancer and you need someone to talk to, CanCare can match you with a caregiver of a cancer survivor for one-on-one emotional support.

Hospital Visitation Programs

CanCare volunteers regularly visit cancer patients in Houston area hospitals through our Hospital Visitation Program. Our volunteers help patients and their family members feel cared for, by serving as a partner to the medical team and offering emotional support beyond their medical needs.

CanCare 2013 Highlights

CanCare participates in on-line standards for nonprofit accountability.  Check out our listings in Guidestar.

Regina Drake, thyroid cancer survivor and Carlos Sequeira, bladder cancer survivor


Tracy Case, stage IV breast cancer survivor with her husband, Robert and her two children


Anita Bullers, breast cancer survivor and CanCare hospital volunteer coordinator with Dr. Rivera, Oncologist at The Methodist Hospital



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