Our Statement of Mission
Prevent Cancer. Serve and Support the Cancer Community. Advocate for Meaningful Change.
To shift the core narrative from one defined by charitable administrative cost, to one that celebrates collective donor impact.
Transparency and Stewardship.
Diversity and Inclusion.
United Cancer Support Foundation
We are a 501(c)3 faith based charity. We provide cancer prevention education and resources while maintaining the dignity of the cancer community.
NOTE: We do not solicit or provide program services in the following states: Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Iowa, Utah and Oregon.
Gifts of Comfort and Care
Designed to support cancer patients with gifts that provide relaxation and comfort during cancer treatment.
Recliners for Recovery
Our free recliner program assists patients undergoing chemotherapy, Just apply and pickup your chair.
Circle of Care Mammograms
United Cancer Support Foundation offers free mammograms nationwide to underserved populations. Apply or click below.
The United Cancer Support Foundation Supports Diversity
In 2020 United Cancer Support Foundation continued to provide program services to the cancer community. Our cancer prevention/elevation of awareness, and face-to-face programs moved to a virtual platform however, we continued to provide free “Circle of Care” mammograms across the nation along with our Gifts of Comfort and Care and local “Recliners for Recovery” programs.
United Cancer Support Foundation By The Numbers 2020
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Number of Applicants Served 2020
Gifts Of comfort & Care
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Sun Safety Program
What is genetic testing? Genetic testing is the use of medical tests to look for changes(mutations) in a person’s genes. The changes in genes or mutations play an important role in the development of cancer. They can cause cells to grow out of control which can lead to cancer. According to National Cancer Institute, inherited […]
How they conduct research HeritX is collaborating with leading experts across science, medicine, and technology. Each HeritX-supported research and development program to prevent inherited BRCA cancer has been carefully selected after exploring and exchanging ideas with more than 200 research groups worldwide. To ensure the best possible scientific strategies and decisions, HeritX brought together […]
It is usually not possible to know exactly why one person develops cancer and another doesn’t. But research has shown that certain risk factors may increase a person’s chances of developing cancer. The list below includes the most-studied known or suspected risk factors for cancer. Although some of these risk factors can be avoided, others—such […]
Immunotherapy Immunotherapy is a type of cancer treatment that use the host immune system to fight cancer. The immune system is made up antibodies, white blood cells, and other chemicals and proteins that attack and destroy substances such as bacteria and viruses that they recognize as foreign and different from the body’s normal healthy tissues. […]
<p>What is Cervical Cancer? Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that begins in the cells of a woman’s cervix. Two types of cells cover two parts of the cervix. Glandular cells cover the endocervix, which is closest to the uterus. Squamous cells cover the ectocervix, near the vagina. Usually the healthy cervical cells make […]</p>
<p>New Breakthrough in Cancer Treatment According to recent report on CBS, former president Jimmy Carter has announced that he is now cancer free. Last year in August, he had an aggressive form of melanoma skin cancer, and that tumors had spread into his liver and brain. He received surgery, radiation, and multiple doses of Keytruda. […]</p>
About 1 in 8 U.S. women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. Not counting some kinds of skin cancer, breast cancer in the United States is the most common cancer in women, no matter your race or ethnicity. In 2018, an estimated 266,120 new cases of invasive breast cancer are […]
Over the course of a lifetime, about 1 in 8 American women will develop an invasive form of breast cancer. In 2017, about 252,710 women will be diagnosed with new invasive cases of breast cancer, while 2,470 men will receive the same news. Breast cancer starts when cells in the breast begin to grow out of control. These cells […]
Key Statistics for Childhood Cancers Childhood cancers make up less than 1% of all cancers diagnosed each year. About 10,380 children in the United States under the age of 15 will be diagnosed with cancer in 2016. Childhood cancer rates have been rising slightly for the past few decades. Because of major treatment advances in […]
<p>The Real Rewards of Quitting When a strong craving hits, it can be easy to lose sight of the benefits of quitting. You might lose your focus, but there is no good reason to smoke. Remind yourself of the rewards of quitting to stay on track. Instant Rewards of Quitting When you smoke, the chemicals […]</p>
<p>MANAGING THE HOLIDAYS WITH CANCER Holidays are traditionally viewed as a time to celebrate. Many people enjoy reuniting with family and friends giving and receiving gifts and celebrating religious traditions during this time. Holiday time may seem like the worst time to have cancer in the family. Even the happiest of traditions lose their enthusiasm […]</p>
Upcoming Events and Programs
April 1, 2021 | Program
To further our mission, UCSF has partnered with The Knoxville Zoo, Knox County Parks & Rec, and Knoxville Area Transit this Summer to help promote sun safety awareness by providing each entity Sunscreen Dispensers to help prevent skin cancer. Watch for our green or yellow touchless sunscreen dispensers at these locations Knox city parks, Worlds Fair Park, Zoo Knoxville and KAT downtown transfer point. For More Information: Click HERE
Sep 17th, 2021 | Event
The John T. O’connor Senior Center asked UCSF to join in their annual health Fair. UCSF will promote our program services and Sun Safety Program. UCSF will also hand out helpful information on cancer prevention.
Nolan the Roll'n Colon
Sep 19, 2021 | Event
Michael Holtz with ORAU asked UCSF to help them promote Colorectal Awareness by providing Nolan our Roll’n Colon, Nolan is a giant inflatable colon that teaches the public about all the different types of colon cancer.