Low-income women are often diagnosed in later stages
of cancer when the survival rates drop dramatically. Our clients range
from the homeless to the working poor, and their numbers are growing
at a rate of 50% per year.
Approximately one-fourth of CMCC clients are Hispanic;
another 25% are African-American; six percent are Asian. Some have young
children living at home; others live alone. Some have the support of
friends and family, others must rely solely on practical support services.
The type and staging of their cancers likewise varies,
with 70% of our clients having a primary breast cancer diagnosis. CMCC
is committed to ensuring that their survival and quality of life is
not further jeopardized by inadequate attention to the side effects
of the cancer or its treatment.
Unfortunately, we have no shortage of clients, only
the resources to serve them. CMCC serves clients throughout the San
Francisco Bay Area. The majority of our clients are from Alameda and
San Francisco County but we also have clients from Contra Costa, Solano,
Marin, and Santa Clara Counties.