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Long Island offers a variety of cancer support groups, from group meetings to personal and family counseling. More information is provided below, but it's a good idea to confirm the meeting you're interested in with the sponsoring organization, as dates and times may change.
Cancer Care, Inc.
Click here for dates and times of support groups on Long Island, and the surrounding areas
Reach to Recovery
Click here for information on childhood cancer resources, counseling services, and support groups on Long Island.
Nassau University Medical Center
Family Support Service
The Family Support Service at the Nassau University Medical Center provides caring and understanding for the family members and friends of loved ones who have experienced unexpected trauma, cardiac arrest or sudden death. For help or more information call (516) 572-5624
Click here for a list of cancer support groups taking place at Huntington Hospital
Long Beach Medical Center
Click here for information on cancer support groups taking place at Long Beach Medical Center, a few of which of which are listed below:
Bereavement Support Group
Meets: Every Thursday
Time: 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Place: Conference Room C at Long Beach Medical Center.
This group offers assistance to individuals dealing with the death of a family member or loved one. All sessions are led by a mental health professional. For more information, contact the Counseling Center at (516) 897-1270.
Breast Cancer Support Group
Meets: Tuesday evenings
Time: 7:30 - 9:30 PM
Place: Cafeteria of the Komanoff Center
Group discussions run by a registered nurse. The group meets quarterly for a series of six weekly meetings. Please call Staff Development for specific meeting dates: (516) 897-1504.
Breast Cancer Support Groups, call Connie Baird at 631-968-3442.
Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program
This support program addresses psychosocial issues associated with breast cancer. Any NY State resident concerned about breast cancer can call the hotline at 800.877.8077, seven days a week, and speak with specially trained, professionally supervised volunteers for information, referrals and emotional support. Because most of the volunteers have had breast cancer, callers can receive emotional support from someone who has had a similar experience.
Winthrop University Hospital:
From diagnosis through treatment and beyond, Winthrop's Institute for Cancer Care offers many supportive programs to help patients and families cope with the non-medical aspects of cancer. There are support groups for patients and separate groups for caregivers. In addition, the hospital co-sponsors, along with the American Cancer Society, a bi-monthly "Look Good - Feel Better" program to give women the tools to overcome the appearance-related effects of cancer treatment.
Cancer Center for Kids
Because children have unique needs and special concerns, especially during illness, Winthrop's Institute for Cancer Care includes a Cancer Center for Kids.
For additional information on Winthrop's Institute for Cancer Care, or a referral to a Winthrop cancer specialist, please call (516)-663-0333.
Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center
Breast Cancer Support Group
Meets: First Tuesday of the month
Time: 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Led by healthcare professionals sensitive to the issue of breast cancer and its effects on you and your family. For information, call (631) 654-7778
Look Good, Feel Better
Meets: Fourth Tuesday of every month
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Place: Conference Room 1F
Offered in conjunction with the American Cancer Society, this is a makeover program for recovering cancer patients, focusing on hints and tips for makeup use and accessorizing. Wigs are also available and are styled by cosmetologists.
For information, call (631) 654-7696
John T. Mather Memorial Hospital
"Man to Man" Prostate Center Support Group
Meets: Thursday, September 9
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Place: Ambulatory and Inpatient Surgical Pavilion Conference Room
This is the first of an ongoing series that will be held on the second Thursday of each month. For more information, call Nancy Jones, RN, director of the Men's Prostate Health Center at Mather Hospital, at (631) 476-2776.
Cancer Support Group
Meets: First & Third Wednesday of the month
Time: 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Place: Conference Room 2
Look Good, Feel Better
An American Cancer Society Program offering a complimentary makeover session for female cancer patients undergoing radiation or chemotherapy. Scheduled two-hour sessions. Call the Public Affairs Dept. at (631) 476-2723.
Meets: Third Monday of each month
Time: 6:00 -8:00 p.m.
Place: Conference Room 3
Live, Love & Laugh Again
Meets: First Friday of each month
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Place: Fortunato Breast Health Center at Mather Hospital
A support group for women who have breast cancer. Family members are encouraged to attend, students permitted. For more information call (631) 476-2776
Metastatic Support Group
Meets: Every Thursday starting March 14 for eight Thursdays, through May 9
Time: 5:30 - 7:15 p.m.
Place: Fortunato Breast Center Conference Room
"Newly" Diagnosed Women with Breast Cancer
Meets: Thursday evenings
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Place: Fortunato Breast Health Center Conference Room at Mather Hospital
Three eight-week programs beginning in January, April and September. For more information, call Eileen Swieczkowski, RN, at (631) 476-2772 or Sonny Levinbook, CSW, at (631) 689-1854
University Hospital at Stony Brook
Parent/Family Support for Children with Cancer
Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Place: Pediatric Conf. Room, HSC-T11
Call: (631) 444-1024
Prostate Cancer Support Group
Time: 5:30-7:30 pm
Place: HSC, Level 3-Room 152 & 155
Franklin Hospital Medical Center
900 Franklin Avenue
Valley Stream, NY 11580
Franklin Hospital offers monthly meetings on a variety of topics, including breast cancer support groups. For a more complete list of support groups, their meeting times and dates, contact the External Affairs Department at (516) 256-6397
Long Island Jewish Hospital
http://www.northshorelij.com/body.cfm?ID=60 and click support services on the left hand column.
Mercy Medical Center