Asociación Latina de Asistencia y
Prevención del Cáncer de Mama
Latina Association for Breast Cancer

We stand by you

We stand by you

Educational Workshops

In our educational programs, Hispanic/Latina women learn about the importance of breast health and care. They also receive guidance and support as they navigate through the complexities of cancer treatment. Presentation topics include breast health, cancer treatment, breast reconstruction, lymphedema, clinical trials, genetics, and stress management.

Breast Cancer Education Series

Dr. C. Cruz, Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center Last Wednesday of the month, 6-7 pm (every other month starting February 2024)

Annual Town Hall Meeting

Since 2015, in collaboration with Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, ALAS hosts an annual breast cancer “Town Hall” meeting which has been integral to providing access to oncology care and education for Hispanic/Latina women. The town hall meeting features nationally recognized cancer surgeons, oncologists, researchers, and psychologists who lead panels and discussions about cutting edge cancer issues – all in Spanish.

Mental Health Programs

ALAS provides mental health education and psychosocial support that enable Hispanic/Latina women to improve their quality of life, decrease feelings of isolation, and increase their self-confidence. ALAS also initiated a unique program that offers survivors individual psychotherapy sessions with licensed therapists, paid by ALAS – all in Spanish.
Conversations with Psychologist V. Ploper, LCPC
Third Wednesday of the month, 6-7:30pm

Virtual Support Groups

Support groups offer the opportunity for cancer survivors, their families, and support team to share their stories, concerns, and experiences (celebrations). It is a safe place that provides empathic, emotional support for Hispanic/Latinas dealing with breast cancer. These groups are facilitated in Spanish.

Capital One Group

for young survivors (ages 25 – 50)

Third Saturday of the month, 9:30am-11am

Yoga

In collaboration with the Wellness House, ALAS sponsors a tailored yoga series for Hispanic/Latina survivors and their caregivers that promote physical, emotional, and social well-being. Yoga classes are conducted virtually in Spanish.
Yoga for breast cancer survivors
Every Saturday of the month, 11am-12pm

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Creating Pathways and Expanding Horizons