Founded in 1944, CancerCare® is the leading national organization providing free, professional support services and information to help people manage the emotional, practical and financial challenges of cancer. Our comprehensive services include counseling and support groups over the phone, online and in-person, educational workshops, publications and financial and co-payment assistance. All CancerCare services are provided by oncology social workers and world-leading cancer experts.

CancerCare programs and services help 170,000 people each year, in addition to welcoming 1.5 million visits to our websites and distributing 800,000 publications. In the past year, CancerCare provided more than $22.3 million in financial assistance. The size and scope of CancerCare has grown tremendously since 1944, but the organization remains committed to providing help and hope to anyone affected by cancer.

To learn more, visit www.cancercare.org or call 800-813-HOPE (4673).

CancerCare’s Long Island office was opened in 1978 to ensure that Long Island residents have full access to all CancerCare services. We are generously supported by United Way of Long Island.

Our Mission

CancerCare® is the leading national organization dedicated to providing free, professional support services including counseling, support groups, educational workshops, publications and financial assistance to anyone affected by cancer. All CancerCare services are provided by oncology social workers and world-leading cancer experts.

Connect With Us

Face-to-Face Support Groups in Long Island

For Patients

  • Lung Cancer Patient Support Group

    This face-to-face support group can give you an opportunity to share your experiences, concerns, and fears in a safe, supportive environment. We will explore various coping skills to help deal with the illness. Wednesdays from 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required.

    If you are interested in joining this group, please contact 516‑740-8620 or email wboerckel@cancercare.org.

For Caregivers and Loved Ones

  • Caregiver Support Group

    This face-to-face support group is for caregivers of people diagnosed with cancer. Pre-registration is required.

    If you are interested in joining this group, please contact 516‑740-8620 or email wboerckel@cancercare.org.

Free Wigs

CancerCare’s Long Island, NY office offers free wig fittings by appointment. If you'd like to schedule an appointment, please call 516‑364‑8130.