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.

  • 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 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.

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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.

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.

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