Missoula office: 3550 Mullan Rd., Ste. 103, Missoula, MT 59808
Mon – Fri 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
National Cancer Information Hotline: 1-(800)-ACS (227)-2345, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week . www.cancer.org
ACS is a nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy and service. Direct support includes:
MTCCC is a statewide collaborative of individuals and organizations working together to reduce the overall burden of cancer for Montanans. Workgroups address priority objectives through collaborative projects. To volunteer, or for more information, call (406) 258-3684.
Missoula City-County Health Department
301 W. Alder, Missoula, MT 59802
MCCP provides assistance to both individuals and professionals. Educational materials, speakers on cancer topics, consultations and research are available at no cost. Other services include cancer screening systems for provider offices and assisting businesses with employee wellness programs.
During treatment for cancer, some patients choose to receive acupuncture to manage side effects and improve quality of life. Acupuncture is an ancient medical practice which involves the gentle insertion of small needles that stimulate specific therapeutic points on the body to restore harmony and balance.
Acupuncture maybe helpful during and after treatment:
Naturopathic medicine is an approach to primary health care focused on natural therapies that emphasize prevention and the body’s self-healing. With a focus on treating the whole person, naturopathic physicians take into account each patient’s unique physical, mental, emotional, genetic, environmental and social factors when considering a treatment plan. Rather than eliminating or merely suppressing symptoms, naturopathic physicians work to identify and remove the underlying causes of illness while also promoting wellness. Drawing from a large and diverse toolkit, naturopathic medicine blends centuries-old natural therapies with current treatments.
DR. MARGARET COFFEY specializes in providing naturopathic care to current or past cancer patients, incorporating a broad spectrum of treatments centered around patient preferences. She also focuses on naturopathic primary care.
Clinical Herbalist, RH (AHG)
Green Path Herb School
180 S 3rd St W, Missoula, MT, 59801
Elaine is seeing patients undergoing chemo and/or post-chemo. She is incredibly knowledgeable and works hand in hand with western medicine. She gave us an amazing presentation about Herbal Support For Cancer. It was very enlightening to learn about herbs, Chinese herbs, mushrooms, essentials oils, supplements, diet, lifestyle… Here is her presentation: Herbal Support for Cancer
To book a consultation with Elaine or to sign up for her different classes, visit her website
Learn more about herbs by downloading this free book by Elaine Sheff, on growing and making your own herbal remedies.
Women who are experiencing symptoms related to aging and estrogen loss—including vaginal dryness, itching, painful intercourse and stress incontinence—now have a solution that doesn’t require hormone replacement therapy or surgery. MonaLisa Touch® is non-invasive laser treatment that is significantly improving the quality of life for women suffering from these symptoms. Performed in-office by our trained and experienced team of female providers, this gentle procedure requires no anesthesia, takes less than five minutes and is hormone free. It is designed to help postmenopausal women, as well as breast cancer survivors. MonaLisa Touch delivers gentle laser energy to the vaginal wall tissue, which stimulates a healing response by generating new collagen, elastin and blood flow. A typical course of treatment is three treatments over 18 weeks. The procedure is changing lives
Ask your gynecologist or primary care doctor for more information, or call Jennifer O’Connor, RN, MonaLisa Touch Program Coordinator at 5 Valleys Urology at 406-532-5676.
5 Valleys Urology
2875 Tina Ave., Ste 101
Missoula, MT 59808
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one’s “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.
A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing.
Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.
Cami Cote is a talented therapist and teacher. She is located downtown Missoula. 406-218-9040 | email@example.com
Visit Cami’s website for more information : www.rivercityyoga.net
The mission of Casting for Recovery® (CfR) is to enhance the quality of life of women with breast cancer through a unique retreat program that combines breast cancer education and peer support with the therapeutic sport of fly fishing. The program offers opportunities for women to find inspiration, discover renewed energy for life and experience healing connections with other women and nature. CfR serves women of all ages, in all stages of breast cancer treatment and recovery, at no cost to participants. Casting for Recovery healing program is unique! For women who have had surgery or radiation as part of their breast cancer treatment, the gentle motion of fly casting can be good physical therapy for increasing mobility in the arm and upper body. Couple that with the emotional benefits of connecting with nature, and you’ve got powerful medicine. The retreats are unconventional and described by many women as life-changing.
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Mending in the Mountains is an annual women’s retreat for Montana women who have experienced cancer. Located in Big Sky, Montana, this popular weekend retreat is a time of healing, relaxation, friendship, education and laughter.
For more information, contact the organization at 582-1600. Download the Mending in the Mountains brochure HERE.
Camp-Mak-A-Dream spring retreats are designed to bring together women from all walks of life, at all points in their lives, in treatment or out, newly diagnosed or long-term survivor; together and in an open, accepting environment. These retreats aim to empower participants through education, recreation and relaxation in a setting where it’s okay to admit how good the comfort feels that comes with a shoulder — or 20 — to lean on.
Sign up at www.campdream.org
The Red Willow Center for Health and Healing embodies holistic health. The center has the ability to work with clients and patients in an integrated way and is housed in a beautiful space created to support this type of vision and work. Visit and explore the many opportunities available to enhance and optimize your health and well-being.
Red Willow Learning Center – 825 W. Kent Street – Missoula, MT 59801 – 406.721.0033 Website: Red Willow Learning Center