Patient Support and Caregiver Groups

Patient Support Groups

  • Living Beyond Cancer: General Post-Treatment Survivorship Support Group

    CancerCare is offering a free, 12-week live support group for people in New York and New Jersey who are over the age of 40 and completed treatment within the last 18 months. This group will provide a safe place to exchange support, get information and receive guidance while discussing the unique challenges of living through post-treatment survivorship.

    Our Groups:

    • Provide cancer-focused support
    • Reduces 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

    Unfortunately, the current cycle of this group is full. The next group cycle will begin February 2023. This group meets on Tuesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET.

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

    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 Charlotte Ference, LMSW, LSW at 212-712-6147 or cference@cancercare.org.

  • Living Beyond Cancer: Young Adult Post-Treatment Survivorship Support Group

    CancerCare is offering a free, 12-week live support group for people in New York in their 20s and 30s who have completed treatment within the last 18 months. This group will provide a safe place to exchange support, get information and receive guidance while discussing the unique challenges of living through post-treatment survivorship.

    Our Groups:

    • Provide cancer-focused support
    • Reduces 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

    We are currently recruiting for our next group cycle which begins February 22, 2023. This group meets on Wednesdays from 5:30 to 7 p.m. ET. The group is open to New York residents only.

    This cycle of this support 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, call our Hopeline at 800-813-HOPE (4673) or Sara Grisales Jaramillo, LMSW, at 212-712-8355 or sjaramillo@cancercare.org.

  • Living With Cancer: A Group for Older Adults (65+)

    CancerCare is offering a free, 12-week live support group for older adults (65+) diagnosed with cancer in New York who are receiving a form of active treatment . Treatment may consist of surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, hormonal treatments and/or advanced cancer treatment. This group will provide a safe place to exchange support and receive information and guidance while discussing the unique challenges of living with a cancer diagnosis.

    Our Groups:

    • Provide cancer-focused support
    • Reduces 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

    Unfortunately, the current cycle beginning in October 2022 is full. You may contact the group facilitator about a waitlist option.

    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 registration is required. Please contact Danielle Saff, LMSW at 212-712-8037 or dsaff@cancercare.org.

  • Living With Cancer: A Journal Writing Support Group

    CancerCare is offering a free, 8-week live writing group for people ages 19+, who are diagnosed with cancer and living in New York or New Jersey and are receiving a form of active treatment (surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, hormonal treatments and/or advanced cancer treatment). This group will provide a dedicated space to respond to writing prompts, reflect upon and share your writing with the group and exchange support and guidance while discussing the unique challenges of living with a cancer diagnosis.

    Our Groups:

    • Provide cancer-focused support
    • Reduces 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

    We are currently recruiting for our next group cycle which begins February 2023. This support group meets biweekly on Thursdays, from 4:30 p.m. to 6 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 registration is required. For more information or to register, call our Hopeline at 800-813-HOPE (4673) or contact Sarah Tennenhaus, LMSW, at 212-712-6144 or stennenhaus@cancercare.org.

  • Living With Cancer: General Patient Support Group

    CancerCare is offering a free, live support group for people diagnosed with cancer in New York and New Jersey who are receiving a form of active treatment. 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

    We are currently recruiting for the next group cycle which will begin February 28, 2023. This group meets biweekly on Tuesday evenings, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 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, call our Hopeline at 800-813-HOPE (4673) or contact Shannon Coon, LMSW, at 212-712-8423 or scoon@cancercare.org.

  • Living With Cancer: General Patient Support Group (Long Island)

    CancerCare is offering a free, biweekly live support group for people diagnosed with cancer in the Long Island, NY community who are receiving a form of active treatment (which may consist of surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, hormonal treatments and/or advanced cancer treatment). 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. This group is available to serve people diagnosed with cancer within the Long Island community and will consist of 8 biweekly meetings.

    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 group meets biweekly on Thursday evenings, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 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, call our Hopeline at 800-813-HOPE (4673) or contact Melisa Celikoyar, LCSW, at 516-740-8620 or mcelikoyar@cancercare.org.

  • 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 and New Jersey who are receiving a form of active treatment of treatment for either Small Cell or Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. 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

    We are currently recruiting for our next group cycle that will start in October 2022. This support group takes place on Wednesdays from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 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 Charlotte Ference, LMSW, at 212-712-6147 or cference@cancercare.org.

  • Living With Cancer: Metastatic Breast Cancer Patient Support Group

    CancerCare is offering a free, 8-week live support group for people diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer in New York and New Jersey who are receiving a form of active treatment (which may consist of surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, hormonal treatments and/or advanced cancer treatment). 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

    We are currently recruiting for our next cycle, which will begin February 2023. The group meets biweekly on Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 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, call our Hopeline at 800-813-HOPE (4673) or contact Cassie Spector, LMSW, at 212-712-8386 or cspector@cancercare.org.

  • Living With Cancer: Young Adult Patient Support Group

    CancerCare is offering a free, bi-weekly live support group for people in New York between the ages 20-39 who have been diagnosed with cancer and are receiving a form of active treatment (which may consist of surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, hormonal treatments and/or advanced cancer treatment).

    Our group:

    • Reduces feelings of loneliness, anxiety and distress
    • Helps you learn new ways of coping
    • Increases feelings of hope and empowerment
    • Provides you with practical information about treatment and resources
    • Helps you communicate better with your medical team and loved ones

    Start Date

    We are currently recruiting for our next group cycle which begins February 2023. Group accepts new members after start date. This group meets biweekly on Tuesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. EST.

    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, call our Hopeline at 800-813-HOPE (4673) or contact Hayley Feuchs, LMSW at 212-712-8071 or hfeuchs@cancercare.org.

  • Living With Cancer: Spanish-Speaking Patient Support Group

    CancerCare is offering a free, 12-week live support group for Spanish-speaking people diagnosed with cancer, living in New York, who are receiving a form of active treatment (which may consist of surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, hormonal treatments and/or advanced cancer treatment). 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. The group is open to New York residents only.

    Start Date

    We are currently recruiting for our next support group cycle, which will begin March 3, 2023. The group will meet in person every other Friday, from 3 p.m. -4:30 p.m.

    Register

    Space is limited and pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, contact our Hopeline at 800-813-HOPE (4673) or Sara Grisales Jaramillo, LMSW, at 212-712-8355 or sjaramillo@cancercare.org.

    Please note: This is an in-person support group at our New York City office. All visitors and clients must be fully vaccinated to enter CancerCare offices. Proof of vaccination is required prior to attendance. All visitors and clients are required to wear a mask that covers their mouth and nose at all times while at CancerCare.


    Descripción en Español

    CancerCare ofrece un grupo de apoyo en vivo gratuito de 12 semanas para personas que hablan español diagnosticadas con cáncer en Nueva York que están recibiendo una forma de tratamiento activo (que puede consisten en cirugía, quimioterapia, radiación, tratamientos hormonales y/o tratamiento de cáncer avanzado). Este grupo proporcionará un lugar seguro para intercambiar apoyo, obtener información y recibir orientación mientras discutiendo los desafíos únicos de vivir con un diagnóstico de cáncer. El grupo está abierto solo para residentes de Nueva York.

    Fecha de Inicio

    Este grupo está abierto. El próximo grupo iniciara en marzo 3, 2023. Este grupo se reúne cada dos semanas los viernes, de 3 p.m. a las 4:30 p.m. ET.

    Registración

    El cupo está limitado y registración es requerida. Para mas información o para registrarse contacte nuestra línea de ayuda Hopeline al 1-800-813-HOPE (4673) o o comuníquese con Sara Grisales Jaramillo, LMSW, al 212-712-8355 o sjaramillo@cancercare.org.

    Tenga en cuenta: Este es un grupo de apoyo en persona en nuestra oficina de la ciudad de Nueva York. Todos los visitantes y clientes deben estar completamente vacunados para ingresar a las oficinas de CancerCare. Prueba de vacunación se requiere antes de la asistencia. Todos los visitantes y clientes deben usar una máscara que se cubre la boca y la nariz en todo momento mientras está en CancerCare.

    Llame a nuestra línea de esperanza al 800-813-HOPE (4673) o comuníquese con Sara Grisales Jaramillo, LMSW, al 212-712-8355 o sjaramillo@cancercare.org

  • Women's Cancers Patient Support Group

    CancerCare is offering a free, 8-week live support group for women identifying patients diagnosed with breast cancer or gynecological cancers in New York State, who are between the ages of 40 - 65 and are receiving a form of active treatment (including surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, hormonal treatments and/or advanced cancer treatment) or have received treatment within the past six months. This group will provide the opportunity for women who have been diagnosed with cancer a safe space to learn, share their feelings, gather information and receive guidance while discussing the unique challenges of living with a cancer diagnosis including body image and view of self.

    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

    We are currently recruiting for our next cycle, which will begin February 27, 2023. The group meets biweekly on Mondays from 6 p.m. to 7 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, call our Hopeline at 800-813-HOPE (4673) or contact Sam Fortune, LMSW, at sfortune@cancercare.org or 212-712-8076.

Caregiver Support Groups

  • Connecting With Caregivers: General Support Group

    CancerCare is offering a free, 12-week 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
    • Reduces 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

    We are currently recruiting for our next group cycle which begins February 16, 2023. This group meets weekly on Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. EST.

    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, call our Hopeline at 800-813-HOPE (4673) or contact Dina Smith, LMSW, at 516-740-8622 or dsmith@cancercare.org.

  • Connecting With Caregivers: Young Adult Support Group

    CancerCare is offering a free, 12-week live support group for people in New York in their 20s and 30s who are caring for a loved one with cancer. This group will provide a safe place to exchange support and receive information and guidance while discussing the unique challenges of caregiving as a young adult.

    Our Groups:

    • Provide cancer-focused support
    • Reduces 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

    We are currently recruiting for the next group cycle which will begin Feb. 23, 2023. This support group meets on Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. to 7 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, call our Hopeline at 800-813-HOPE (4673) or contact Mary Hanley, LMSW, at 212-712-6129 or mhanley@cancercare.org.

Community Programs in Long Island

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Wednesday, February 8, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. National, USA
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Thursday, February 9, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. National, USA
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Wednesday, February 15, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. National, USA
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Thursday, February 16, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. National, USA
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Thursday, March 2, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. National, USA
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Thursday, March 16, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Long Island, USA
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Thursday, March 30, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. National, USA
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Wednesday, April 5, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Long Island, USA
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Thursday, April 20, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. National, USA
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Wednesday, February 8, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. National, USA
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Thursday, February 9, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. National, USA
Feb15
Wednesday, February 15, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. National, USA
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Thursday, February 16, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. National, USA
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Thursday, March 2, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. National, USA
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