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Resources for Black Cancer Patients and Survivors

Did you know that out of all the racial and ethnic groups in the United States, African Americans have the highest death rate and shortest survival rate for most cancers? Many nonprofits are taking action to reduce the burden and impact of cancer in the Black community. We have gathered resources that provide support for Black and African American cancer patients and survivors.

How does cancer affect the Black Community?

The American Cancer Society has found that:

  • African American men have the highest cancer incidence
  • Prostate cancer death rates in Black men are more than double those of other racial and ethnic groups
  • Black women are 40% more likely to die of breast cancer than white women

You can read more about the American Cancer Society’s findings in their Cancer Facts & Figures for African American/Black People 2022-2024 report.

Resources for Black Cancer Patients and Survivors

The organizations listed provide cancer support programs specifically for Black communities, often focusing on reducing medical barriers that Black and African American cancer patients and survivors face.

Please note that the below resources are subject to the availability of funds and personnel of the respective organizations. Please let us know if any of the resources listed are inaccurate so we can provide the most up-to-date information to cancer patients and their families.

Cancer Support for Black Women

Cancer Support for Black Men

  • Malecare – supports men’s health, including specific programs for African American male cancer survivors
  • Zero Prostate Cancer – provides prostate cancer education resources and support groups for Black men

Cancer Care Services is here to help so that no one has to cope with cancer alone! We can help you find resources and will determine if you are eligible for our assistance programs, such as gas or medication assistance. We can also connect you with in-house social events. Contact us today at 817-921-0653 or fill out our online form. We look forward to helping you!

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