Special Populations

If you are a member of special subgroup of cancer survivors, such as those with a rare subtype of cancer; those who identify as LGBTQ; or are a member of a minority group; etc., see these websites for help and advice.

Local Resources

Brenda's Brown Bosom Buddies

Located in Birmingham, our mission is to educate, facilitate, and install programs and activities that will empower Women and Men who are either Breast Cancer Survivors or have been directly affected by this dreaded disease. Our target audience is Women of Color. Our aim is to establish and operate nonprofit educational programs on Breast Cancer Awareness, Early Detection and Healthy Living for minorities, those in low to medium income areas, as well as the underserved. To assist and encourage Breast Cancer Survivors to “Move On” ~ “Get On” and “Live On”. To perceive themselves as “Victors”, rather than Victims!


METAvivor of Alabama

Located throughout AL. METAvivor is a peer to peer support group program for metastatic breast cancer survivors. For more information contact Amy Ackley at 205-908-7729 or amy.bailey.ackley@gmail.com.




National Resources

African American Breast Cancer Alliance, Inc

Promotes awareness, connections, education, resources and support for African American women, men, families, and communities affected by breast cancer.


Critical Mass: The Young Adult Cancer Alliance

A coalition of scientists, doctors, advocates, and patients serving adolescents and young adults (15-39) with cancer. They link young adult cancer survivors to clinical trials, as well as local resources like job training and housing programs designed to meet their needs.


Latinas Contra Cancer

Cancer-related health education, patient navigation and psychosocial family support group services for underserved and low-income Spanish-speaking families. Resources are offered in English and en Espanol.


Living Beyond Breast Cancer - Breast Cancer and LGBT

Advice for LGBT breast cancer survivors on navigating the healthcare system, communicating with providers, and coping with emotional and personal issues.


Metastatic Breast Cancer Network

This organization hosts Metastatic Breast Cancer programs, including an annual conference, and provides online resources and support to educate patients and promote the search for a cure.


National LGBT Cancer Network

Information on cancer risk within the LGBT community, and training for healthcare providers and advocates for LGBT survivors. The website features a list of LGBT-friendly cancer screening facilities throughout the United States.


Sharsheret: Your Jewish Community Facing Breast Cancer

Sharsheret is a national not-for-profit organization supporting young Jewish women and their families facing breast cancer. Our mission is to offer a community of support to women, of all Jewish backgrounds, diagnosed with breast cancer or at increased genetic risk by fostering culturally-relevant individualized connections with networks of peers, health professionals, and related resources.


Sisters Network Inc.

This organization offers financial assistance, breast cancer-related news updates, and resources for African American breast cancer survivors, and has a chapter in Baton Rouge.


Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation

This organization's helpline offers professional support services for patients, families, and service providers coping with triple negative breast cancer. Helpline staff can assist callers in applying for co-pay assistance, transportation, and other social services. Their website features a Clinical Trial Matching Service and other educational resources.


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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