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 75 different types of cancer volunteer for CanCare and provide free and confidential emotional support and resources to those currently facing a battle with cancer. A patient is matched with a CanCare volunteer based on a variety of criteria including cancer site, treatments, age and gender. Support is provided over the phone and through email.

Support for Family Members

If you have a loved one who has been diagnosed with cancer and you need someone to talk to or need practical advice, CanCare can connect you with a family member of a cancer survivor.

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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