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 case management, 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 master’s-prepared oncology social workers and world-leading cancer experts.

  • Our programs and services helped 174,600 people affected by cancer, and we welcomed over 2.4 million visits to our websites.
  • Our professional oncology social workers provided emotional and practical support to 79,842 people through our Hopeline, individual counseling, support groups and community programs.
  • CancerCare provided $39.7 million in financial assistance to 24,767 people to help with treatment-related costs such as transportation, home care, child care and co-payment assistance.
  • Leading experts in oncology led 71 Connect Education Workshops, featuring 123 faculty members and 97 partner organizations, drawing 70,067 participants.
  • CancerCare distributed 1,225,895 print and digital publications to health care professionals, patients and caregivers.
  • MyCancerCircle™ served 36,557 active users in 1,715 active caregiver communities.
  • Users completed 59,581 searches in our Online Helping Hand to find practical and financial assistance locally and nationwide.

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 case management, counseling, support groups, educational workshops, publications and financial assistance to anyone affected by cancer. All CancerCare services are provided by master’s-prepared oncology social workers and world-leading cancer experts.

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Face-to-Face Support Groups in Long Island

Free Wigs

Our Long Island office offers a monthly free wig workshop on the second Thursday of every month. Appointments can be arranged by calling 516-740-8620.

Patient Support Groups

  • Living With Cancer: Lung Cancer Patient Support Group

    CancerCare is offering a free, 12-week live support group for people diagnosed with lung cancer in New York who are receiving a form of active treatment or for post-treatment survivors. This group will provide a safe place to exchange support, get information and receive guidance while discussing the unique challenges of living with a cancer diagnosis.

    Our Groups:

    • Provide cancer-focused support
    • Reduce feelings of loneliness, anxiety and distress
    • Help increase feelings of hope and empowerment
    • Assist you in learning new ways of coping
    • Help you improve communication with your medical team and loved ones
    • Provide you with practical information about treatment
    • Provide you with resources in your community

    Start Date

    This support group takes place on Wednesdays from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET.

    Space is limited and pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, call our Hopeline at 800-813-HOPE (4673) or contact Winfield Boerckel, LCSW-R, at 516-740-8620 or wboerckel@cancercare.org.

Caregiver Support Groups

  • Connecting With Caregivers: General Support Group

    CancerCare is offering a free, live support group for people in New York caring for a loved one with cancer. This group will provide a safe place to exchange support, get information and receive guidance while discussing the unique challenges of caregiving.

    Our Groups:

    • Provide cancer-focused support
    • Reduce feelings of loneliness, anxiety and distress
    • Help increase feelings of hope and empowerment
    • Assist you in learning new ways of coping
    • Help you improve communication with your loved ones
    • Provide you with practical information and resources in your community

    Start Date

    This support group takes place on Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. ET.

    This group will utilize a secure video platform. Group members will still have the option to call in if they do not have access to video technology.

    Space is limited and pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, please call our Hopeline at 800-813-HOPE (4673) or contact Winfield Boerckel, LCSW-R, at 516-740-8620 or wboerckel@cancercare.org.

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