Joining a cancer support group can be one of the best ways to cope with diagnosis, treatment and post-treatment issues. Support groups allow patients to connect with others who are going through the same experience and empower them to move beyond a diagnosis and face the challenges, head on.

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General cancer and new diagnosis

Oncology support group

For any diagnosis or stage of cancer; for patients and/or caregivers
Call for dates and times
Pre-registration required
Huntington Hospital Women’s Health Center
270 Park Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743
Sue Degnan, LMSW, OSW-C — (631) 351-2013
Mary Gordon, RN — (631) 351-2725

Cancer survivor workshop

Call for dates and times
Location to be announced (Huntington area)
Sue Degnan, LMSW, OSW-C — (631) 351-2013
Susan Simpson, MSLIS — (631) 351-2283

Bereavement

Bereavement group

Call for dates and times (held twice a year: spring and fall)
Pre-registration required
Huntington Hospital Women’s Health Center
270 Park Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743
Sue Degnan, LMSW, OSW-C, AHCP-SW — (631) 351-2013

Bone marrow/stem cell transplant

Post-transplant support group

Call for dates and times 
Pre-registration required

Monter Cancer Center
Conference Room
450 Lakeville Road
Lake Success, NY 11042

Jaime LaMarca, LMSW — (516) 562-8429

Brain tumor

Brain tumor support group

Designed to help adults with brain tumors improve their quality of life and share their experiences
Call for dates and times (second Tuesday of every month)
Pre-registration is not required

North Shore University Hospital
Kaufman Board Room, 1st Floor
300 Community Drive
Manhasset, NY 11030

Eileen Fusco, ANP-C — (516) 562-3025
Louise Anne Purcell, ANP-C — (516) 562-3058

Breast cancer

Bridge to survivorship

A program for breast cancer survivors who have completed active treatment and are seeking information and support to help them face the new journey of being cancer survivors.
Call for dates and times.
Pre-registration required.

Monter Cancer Center
450 Lakeville Road
Conference Room
Lake Success, NY 11040

Contact Sandra Caparco, LMSW, OSW-C, at 516-734-8744
 

Breast cancer support group

For cancer patients, survivors and their families in partnership with Town of Islip

Breast Cancer Coalition

Call for dates and times
Pre-registration not required

Southside Hospital
Library Conference Room A
301 East Main Street
Bay Shore, NY 11706

Georgiana Crowley or Sharon Martelack — (631) 968-7424
 

Breast cancer support group I

For newly diagnosed breast cancer patients, up to one year post-diagnosis

Call for dates and times
Pre-registration not required

Huntington Hospital
270 Park Avenue
1 North Lounge
Huntington, NY 11743

Gail Probst, RN — (631) 351-2568
Joyce Davis — (631) 547-6385

Breast cancer support group II

Informal discussion for women diagnosed with breast cancer more than one year ago
Call for dates and times
Pre-registration not required

Huntington Hospital
270 Park Avenue
1 South, Conference Room # 1
Huntington, NY 11743

Toni Lico — (631) 757-4581

Sisters of greater Long Island

An African-American breast cancer survivors organization
Call for dates and times
Pre-registration not required

Huntington Hospital
270 Park Avenue
1 SouthWest Conference Room
Huntington, NY 11743

Babylon Pool and Recreation Center

Phelps Lane
Deer Park, NY 11729

Patricia — (516) 557-9141
Cynthia — (631) 549-4482
Ruby — (631) 784-0923

Beyond breast cancer group

Call for dates and times (second Thursday of every month)
Pre-registration required

North Shore University Hospital
Radiation Medicine Waiting Room
300 Community Drive
Manhasset, NY 11030

Gina DiVincenzo, LCSW-R, OSW-C — (516) 562-2825

Breast cancer support group

Call for dates and times (last Saturday of every month — except July and August — and held on the Saturday before if holiday)
Pre-registration not required

Staten Island University Hospital
Medical Arts Pavilion
Great Room, 2nd floor
242 Mason Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10305

Loretta DeSimone — (718) 226-8888

Caregivers support

Caregiver support group
Who takes care of the caregiver
Call for dates and times (third Monday of every month, expect July and August)
Pre-registration not required

Staten Island University Hospital
Nalitt Institute for Cancer & Blood-Related Diseases
Library Conference Room, 2nd Floor
256C Mason Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10305

Loretta DeSimone — (718) 226-8888

People living with cancer & caregivers

Call for dates and times
Pre-registration required

Monter Cancer Center
450 Lakeville Road
Conference Room
Lake Success, NY 11042

Ella Strzepa, LMSW — (516) 734-8817

Sandra Caparco, LMSW — (516) 734-8744

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)

CLL support program

For patients and caregivers with chronic lymphocytic leukemia
Call for dates and times
Pre-registration required

LIJ Medical Center
CLL Research and Treatment Program
410 Lakeville Road Suite 212
New Hyde Park, NY 11040

Angelica Hollweg, RPA-C — (718) 470-4050

Head and neck cancer

Laryngectomy support group
Please call for dates and times
Pre-registration required

LIJ Medical Center
Hearing and Speech Building
410 Lakeville Road
New Hyde Park, NY 11040

Linda Glazer, LCSW, DSW — (718) 470-8631

Support for People with Oral and Head and Neck Cancer (SPOHNC)

Please call for dates and times (third Thursday of every month)
Pre-registration required

LIJ Medical Center
Speech and Hearing Center
Conference Room, Lower Level
410 Lakeville Road
New Hyde Park, NY 11040

Sharon Lerman, LCSW — (718) 470-8964
Lynn Gormley — (516) 628-1219

Look good...feel better - beauty techniques for women with cancer

Look good…feel better (Valley Stream)

For all female cancer patients 16 years or older
Call for dates and times
Pre-registration required

Franklin Hospital
900 Franklin Avenue
Valley Stream, NY 11580

Audrey Tullo — (516) 256-6397

Look good…feel better (Lake Success)

For all female cancer patients 16 years or older
Call for dates and times
Pre-registration required

Monter Cancer Center
Conference Room
450 Lakeville Road
Lake Success, NY 11042

Donna Vignola, LCSW — (516) 734-8816

Look good…feel better (Staten Island)

For all female cancer patients 16 years or older
Call for dates and times (held four times a year: February, May, September and December)
Pre-registration required

Staten Island University Hospital
Nalitt Institute for Cancer & Blood-Related Diseases
Conference Room, 2nd Floor
256C Mason Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10305

Loretta DeSimone — (718) 226-8888

Look good…feel better (Plainview)

For all female cancer patients 16 years or older
Call for dates and times
Pre-registration required

Plainview Hospital
888 Old Country Road
Plainview, NY 11803

Nancy Geller, LCSW, BCD — (516) 719-2570
Rebecca Aguirre — (516) 719-2570

Look good…feel better (New Hyde Park)

For all female cancer patients 16 years or older
Call for dates and times (second Monday of every month)
Pre-registration required

LIJ Medical Center
Oncology Building C-Level Dept. of Radiation Medicine 270-05 76th Avenue
New Hyde Park, NY 11040

Sharon Lerman, LCSW — (718) 470-8964

Lymphoma

Lymphoma support group for patients and their families

Please call for dates and times
Pre-registration required

Monter Cancer Center
Conference Room
450 Lakeville Road
Lake Success, NY 11042

Sharon Daneshgar, LCSW — (516) 562-8715

Prostate cancer

Prostate support and education group

Call for dates and times
Pre-registration required
Monter Cancer Center
Conference Room
450 Lakeville Road
Lake Success, NY 11042

Ella Strzepa, LMSW — (516) 734-8817

“Man to Man” prostate cancer support group

Call for dates and times (second Monday of every month, except July & August)
Pre-registration not required

Staten Island University Hospital
Nalitt Institute for Cancer & Blood-Related Diseases
256C Mason Avenue Conference Room, 2nd Floor
Staten Island, NY10305

Loretta DeSimone — (718) 226-8888

Smoking cessation

Ann’s Hope — nicotine anonymous

Call for dates and times
Pre-registration not required

Huntington Hospital
270 Park Avenue 1
Southwest Conference Room
Huntington, NY 11743

Patti Aliperti — (631) 385-1410

Smoking Cessation Program Group or individual quit programs are available

Call for dates and times
Pre-registration required

Northwell Health
Center for Tobacco Control
225 Community Drive, South Entrance
Great Neck, NY 11021

Patricia Folan, RN, MS, CTTS — (516) 466-1890

Nicotine Anonymous support group

Call for dates and times
Pre-registration not required

Northwell Health
Center for Tobacco Control
225 Community Drive, South Entrance
Great Neck, NY 11021

Patricia Folan, RN, MS, CTTS — (516) 466-1890

Tobacco dependence support group

Outpatient Center for Mental Health
210 East 64th Street,
New York, NY 10065

Jerome Kogan, Psy.D. – (212) 434-2961

Wellness support

Path to wellness after cancer survivorship program

Call for dates and times
Pre-registration required

Monter Cancer Center
Conference Room
450 Lakeville Road
Lake Success, NY 11042

Donna Vignola, LCSW — (516) 734-8816
Sharon Lerman, LCSW — (718) 470-8964

Relaxation classes

Call for dates and times
Pre-registration required

Monter Cancer Center
Conference Room
450 Lakeville Road
Lake Success, NY 11042

Donna Vignola, LCSW — (516) 734-8816

Gentle chair yoga

Call for dates and times (restarting in April)
Pre-registration required

LIJ Medical Center
270-05 76th Avenue
New Hyde Park, NY 11040

Sharon Lerman, LCSW — (718) 470-8964

Cancer Institute

Northwell Health Cancer Institute offers cutting-edge treatments and cancer care.