Body Image

It might not be the first thing that strikes you, but as most young women who have dealt with breast cancer can tell you, it's important to know where to get wigs, the right undergarments, and advice on your changing hair and skin (including makeup tips). Looking good can help you feel better.

Local Resources


Alabama Artificial Limb and Orthopedic Service

Located in Montgomery, AL, AALOS is a retail provider of breast prostheses, bras, lymphedema sleeves, and accessories for women who have had a mastectomy. They have a certified fitter available to help women with fittings. Call for an appointment.

http://www.aalos.com/

(334) 284-0250


Alabama Orthotics and Prosthetics, Inc

Located in Huntsville, AL, ALAOP is a retail provider of breast prostheses, bras, swimsuits, accessories, and other products for women who have had a mastectomy. They have a trained fitter available to help women with fittings. Call for an appointment.

http://www.alaop.net

(256) 536-5625


American Cancer Society at Gulf Coast Cancer Center

Located in Daphne, AL, ACS at GC-Cancer Center is offering free wigs for patients who have experienced hair loss due to cancer treatment. They also have cancer information, educational materials, and resource referrals for patients, survivors, family members and caregivers. For assistance, please call (251) 626-1755.

https://www.usoncology.com/patients/practices/gulf-coast-cancer-centers/gulf-coast-cancer-centers-daphne-alabama

(251) 626-1755


American Society of Plastic Surgeons

This online tool can help you find the plastic surgeon of choice for reconstructive surgery. Enter your zip code and find all of the nearby surgeons!

https://find.plasticsurgery.org/?q=35205

Athens-Limestone Hospital (ALH) Wellness Center

Located in Athens, AL, ALH offers personal training, swimming lessons, massage therapy, nutritional counseling and more.

http://www.alhwc.com/

(256) 233-WELL (9355)


Barefoot Souls

Located in Birmingham, Barefoot Souls® is a body-based wellness practice that integrates movement, nature experiences and creative expression through Shake Your Soul® yoga dance, retreats and training mentorships. The more we embody healing experiences, the greater our hearts capacity for trust, compassion, expression, and joy. Bring wholehearted inspiration, power, awareness and freedom to your life through Barefoot Souls®.

http://www.barefootsoulswellness.com/

Cancer Rehab and Edema Specialists (CARES)

Located in Mobile, AL, CARES specializes in breast prostheses and accessories.

https://www.facebook.com/Cares-Health-Services-127712143954341/

Center Drug Company

Located in Geneva, AL, provider of breast prostheses, bras, and accessories for women who have had breast surgery. They have a certified fitter on staff. They can also order other items through the catalog if needed.

https://www.facebook.com/Center-Drug-Company-475524195861728/

Conscious Body Yoga and Massage Therapy

Located in Birmingham, Conscious Body and Yoga and Massage Therapy is committed to bringing awareness and mindfulness to each individual through not only body work but through breathing and relaxation techniques. We encourage everyone to take control of their health and well-being and we enjoy being the vehicle for that change. Come experience massage therapy designed for each individuals needs and begin the positive change in your life today!

http://www.consciousbodyhealingarts.com

Embody Practice Center

Located in Birmingham, Yoga for Cancer survivors, Tai Chi, Meditation, Massage therapy, and manual lymphatic drainage.

http://www.embodybirmingham.com/

For Ladies Only

Located in Birmingham, specializing in human and synthetic wigs, mastectomy bras, prosthesis, radiation hair loss products, clothing accessories and more. Call for an appointment in Birmingham and Jasper.

https://www.facebook.com/forladiesonlyal

(205) 979-4377


Glow Yoga

Located in Gulf Shores and Mobile, Glow offers yoga classes that fit your modern schedule. They encourage beginners. Call 251-725-1140 or 251-968-4569

http://glow-yoga.com/index.html

Gold’s Gym

Located in Birmingham, provides discounted membership for cancer survivors and fitness sessions with a specialized trainer in cancer fitness.

http://www.goldsgym.com/birminghamal/

Inspired Massage Therapy

Located in Birmingham, Inspired Massage Therapy has licensed massage therapists that specialize in Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) Massages, as well as Oncology Massages. Therapists will get to know your needs and create a special massage just for you!

http://www.inspiredmassagetherapy.com

Linda Dunn's Fitness & Yoga!

Located in Tuscaloosa, Linda offers yoga classes at Fitness One for beginners on Tuesdays at 3:30 and Fridays at 4:15 and at First United Methodist Church on Wednesdays at 1:30. For personal training and lessons call or email.

https://www.ldunnfitnessandyoga.com/

ldunnfit@aol.com

(205) 310-2277


LIVESTRONG at the YMCA

Located in Birmingham, LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a FREE 12-week program for adult cancer survivors. It is a proven program that empowers cancer survivors to take an active role in their own health by engaging in a strength and conditioning program at the Mountain Brook YMCA. No membership is required.

https://www.ymcabham.org/livestrong

Look Good Feel Better

Located throughout the state of AL, a free (1 time session) program for women currently undergoing chemotherapy or radiation. Each woman is taught good skin care and given a bag of free cosmetics. To register and to determine meeting location, visit the website or call the American Cancer Society: Huntsville (256) 536-1855 or (256) 355-0370. Albertville, Birmingham, Dothan, Mobile, Montgomery, Opelika, Tuscaloosa (800) 227-2345.

http://lookgoodfeelbetter.org/

Lymphedema Tuscaloosa

Located in Tuscaloosa at DCH, Lymphedema therapy services include manual therapy, kinesio therapy, therapeutic exercise and complete decongestive therapy (manual lymph drainage, gradient compression lymphedema and skin care). Appointments may be scheduled by calling (205) 759-7860.

https://www.dchsystem.com/our_facilities/manderson_cancer_center/other_services_amenities.aspx

Myers Studio Fourteen

Located in Birmingham, Myers Studio 14 is not only a full service hair salon, but we specialize in premium hair augmentation technologies. We offer many hair care services for every hair type and personality. We are experts in helping the medical hair loss community. We work closely with the Cancer and Alopecia communities, as well as those who have a little less hair than they used to. We offer solutions that give you a natural look. We promise to make you comfortable and protect the health and integrity of your hair. It is our understanding that beauty is more than just products or services; it is a lifestyle.

http://www.myersstudio14.com/

Pretty Woman Boutique

Located in Huntsville, Pretty Woman Boutique is designed for breast cancer survivors offering wigs, swimwear, post-surgery apparel and unique gifts.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pretty-Woman-Boutique/196863020349866

Revamped Beauty

Located in Birmingham, Revamped Beauty is a public non-profit organization that provides customized beauty services and education for women coping with the physical and psychological effects of hair loss as a result of cancer related treatments. It is a community-based initiative that focuses on the specific needs of women by offering healthy, specialized services and products such as custom and stock wigs, full and partial cranial prostheses, and many other beauty products and support to women of all races, ages, and stages of health and treatment.

http://www.revampedbeauty.org/

Salon Wygs

Located in Birmingham, AL, Salon Wygs offers fashionable hair styles and wigs specializing in building confidence in women who've experienced hair loss after cancer treatment.

http://www.salonwygs.com

Special Touch by Eunice

Located in Huntsville, Special Touch by Eunice is dedicated to helping breast cancer survivors. Our staff is certified for fitting mastectomy/lumpectomy breast forms, bras and compression sleeves. The boutique also carries attachable breast forms, wigs, headwear, natural deodorants, therapy lotions, special shampoos, and post-surgery undergarments In addition, Eunice is trained in wig customizing.

http://www.specialtouchbyeunice.com/

Therapy Plus North/South

Locations in Boaz and Gunterville, with TherapyPlus Facilities located at both Marshall North and South, you're never far from the latest equipment and flexible programs to fit your needs. They offer the only indoor swimming facilities in the county, with Olympic-sized pools available for aquatic workouts. Professional staff is available to help you develop a fitness plan tailored to your specific needs. Also offer land aerobics, water aerobics, and independent workout (free-weigh & machines, treadmills, elliptical, steppers, swimming). Call 256-840-3348 or 256-571-8850

https://www.mmcenters.com/services/fitness-wellness

TLC Wig Coupon Program provided by American Cancer Society

Located in Birmingham, AL, patients must be in active cancer-related treatment (chemotherapy, radiation therapy, hormone therapy, or other forms of treatment) or up to 6-months post-treatment. Patients are eligible regardless of insurance status, but must not have received another wig or tlc wig coupon from the American Cancer Society within the last 12 months.

https://www.tlcdirect.org/

(800) 227-2345


Touching You, Inc.

Located in Birmingham, we are the premiere provider for prosthesis devices, bras, bathing suits, wigs and personal products for cancer survivors & people going through treatment.

http://touchingyou.com/

Tru Fit Fire Fitness

Located in Birmingham, AL, Zumba classes are offered to survivors. This course encourages physical activity and increases positive body image.

https://www.zumba.com/en-US/class/Trudy_Ray/338416/2017-06-22

t.ray@zumba.com

(205) 863-0017


Yoga at Susan G. Komen

Located in Birmingham, the North Central Alabama Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure hosts yoga every Monday night for survivors and co-survivors at 6pm. This is a free program. Yoga is held at our office: 1909 27th Avenue South, Homewood, AL 35209.

http://www.komenncalabama.org/understanding-breast-cancer/local-resources/

205-263-1700

National Resources


Ameona

Looking for breast forms and mastectomy bras? This company has a range of products and resources to help you get fitted.

http://www.amoena.com/us-en/breast-forms/

Awesome Breastforms

Awesome Breastforms are created by a group of women who have come together for the single purpose of crocheting and knitting handmade prosthetic breast forms for women who have had breast surgery, including mastectomy, lumpectomy, explant surgery and women with developmental conditions. Our breast forms are completely free to any woman who has had a mastectomy or lumpectomy. Volunteers pay the cost of yarn, lovingly give their time to produce the forms and then pay for all shipping expenses.

http://awesomebreastforms.org/

BeauBeau

These fashionable head scarves are designed for women suffering from hair loss due to chemotherapy or other medical conditions.

http://www.4women.com/

BreastFree.org

This site provides information and support to breast cancer patients who choose an alternative to breast reconstruction. It also features an online blog encouraging women to share their stories and advice during their cancer journey.

http://breastfree.org/

Chemo Beanies

This is a family-owned business started by two sisters who were diagnosed with breast cancer. As a way to cope with hair loss, the sisters created slip-on head covers as an alternative to caps and scarves.

http://chemobeanies.com/

Chemo Fashion Scarf

This company specializes in providing head coverings for women undergoing hair loss. All items are either pre-formed or pre-tied for easy wear. They also offer a huge selection of scarves, hats, multi-use caps, warm/cold weather styles and more.

http://chemofashionscarf.com/

CureDiva

This online resource is designed to navigate breast cancer patients through the different phases of treatments: helping you find what you need, when you need it, depending on what stage of cancer treatment you are in. You can purchase post-surgery bras, breast forms, caps and headcovers, lymphedema sleeves, and skin care products.

http://www.curediva.com/

Fab-U-Wish

An initiative established by breast cancer survivor and E! News anchor and television personality Giuliana Rancic to help women undergoing treatment for breast cancer feel fabulous. By indulging in the things that made her look and feel good, Giuliana was able to retain her confidence and optimism even in the midst of her devastating diagnosis. Now, Giuliana wants to share that experience with other women battling breast cancer, and, together with The Pink Agenda, make their most fabulous wishes come true.

http://www.thepinkagenda.org/fab-u-wish

Feeling Whole Again

This company provides custom prosthetic nipples for breast cancer survivors who are treated for breast cancer with a mastectomy. Visit their website to learn more about the process.

https://feelingwholeagain.com/

Look Good Feel Better

This program teaches cancer survivors about skin care, hair care and wigs, makeup application techniques, and nail care to help them combat some of the treatment-related side-effects. The website features step-by-step instructions for each topic and group programs can be searched for locally.

http://lookgoodfeelbetter.org/

LympheDudes

This online store creates graduated medical compression apparel to help the modern man manage his lymphedema without sacrificing his individuality.

http://www.lymphedudes.com/

Massage Envy

Massage therapy studio that offers massage for Breast Cancer Survivors.

http://www.massageenvy.com/benefits-of-massage-therapy/breast-cancer-massage.aspx

Nearly Me

This company was created by a breast cancer survivor and specializes in customizable bras, as well as high quality silicon and foam post mastectomy prosthesis.

http://nearlyme.org/

Pink-Perfect

This survivor-owned company produces prosthetic nipples made specifically for woman who have undergone unilateral and bilateral mastectomies.They provide a free consultation on nipple matching so you can find your perfect fit.

http://www.pink-perfect.com/

Radiant Wrap

Created and designed by a breast cancer survivor, this wrap is designed for easy access to back and chest areas for treatment and exams.

http://www.theradiantwrap.com/

Sephora Brave Beauty

Sephora hosts 90 minute Classes for Confidence to help cancer survivors look and feel their best! These classes are hosted at Sephora locations across the nation.

https://www.sephorastands.com/classes_for_confidence/

SurvivorSHINE

SurvivorSHINE is an ACS initiative to promote healthy living in cancer patients. It provides next steps and game plans to get healthy after a diagnosis. SurvivorSHINE also provides some of the latest studies and their implications.

https://survivorshine.org/

Tender Loving Care of American Cancer Society

This non-profit sells wigs and other hair loss products, as well as mastectomy products, all at affordable prices.

http://www.tlcdirect.org/

Turban Plus Wholesale

This store sells fashion headwear for chemotherapy patients suffering from medically related hair loss. Looking for scarves, caps, or turbans? Look no further!

https://turbanplus.com/

Alabama's Young Breast Cancer Survivor Network

Young women with breast cancer face unique issues. And in the South, there are more young women overall facing breast cancer. In Alabama, young African-American women are significantly more likely to suffer from breast cancer.

That is why SurviveAL is here. Part of the Gulf States Young Breast Cancer Survivor Network, SurviveAL's mission is to help improve the quality of life for young breast cancer survivors, as well as their family and friends, by providing continuing resources and support.

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