Support Groups

Joining a cancer support group can be one of the best ways to cope with your diagnosis, treatment and post-treatment issues. Support groups allow you to connect with others who are going through the same experience and empower you to move beyond your diagnosis and face the challenges, head on.

GENERAL CANCER & NEW DIAGNOSIS

Patient Cancer Support Group
Call for dates and times
LIJ Medical Center
Oncology Building, 3rd Floor
270-05 76th Avenue
New Hyde Park, NY 11040
Advanced registration required
Sharon Lerman, LCSW, (718) 470-8964

Joy of Journaling
New group forming
Please call for dates and times
Monter Cancer Center
Conference Room
450 Lakeville Rd.
Lake Success, NY 11042
Advanced registration required
Donna Vignola, LCSW, (516) 734-8816

CAREGIVERS SUPPORT

Caregiver Support Group
Who takes care of the caregiver
Call for dates and times
Nalitt Cancer Center - Library
Conference Room, 2nd Floor
256C Mason Ave.
Staten Island, NY 10305
Advanced registration not required
Loretta DeSimone, (718) 226-8888

People Living with Cancer & Caregivers
Call for dates and times
Monter Cancer Center
Conference Room
450 Lakeville Rd.
Lake Success, NY 11042
Advanced registration required
Ella Strzepa, LMSW, (516) 734-8817
Sandra Caparco, LMSW, (516) 734-8744

BREAST CANCER

Breast Cancer Support Group
Call for dates and times
Huntington Hospital
270 Park Avenue,
Huntington, NY 11744
1 North Lounge
Advanced registration not required
Gail Probst, RN, MS, AOCN, (631) 351-2568

Breast Cancer Support Group II
Call for dates and times
Huntington Hospital
270 Park Avenue
Huntington, NY 11744
1 South, Conference Room # 1
Advanced registration not required
Toni Lico, (631) 757-4581

Sisters of Greater Long Island
An African-American Breast Cancer Survivors Organization
Call for dates and times
Huntington Hospital
Trailer #1
270 Park Ave.
Huntington, NY 11743
Advanced registration not required
Patricia Swinton, (516) 557-9141
Judy Walker, (631) 920-5597

Sisters of Greater Long Island
An African-American Breast Cancer Survivors Organization
Call for dates and times
Town of Babylon Pool & Recreation
155 Phelps Lane
North Babylon, NY 11703
Advanced registration not required
Patricia Swinton, (516) 557-9141
Judy Walker, (631) 920-5597

Breast Cancer Series
“Beyond Breast Cancer” Group
Call for dates and times
North Shore University Hospital
300 Community Dr.
Manhasset, NY 11030
Radiation Medicine Waiting Room
Advanced registration required
Gina DiVincenzo, LCSW, OSW-C, (516) 562-2825

Breast Cancer Support Group
Call for dates and times
Medical Arts Pavilion
Great Room, 2nd floor
242 Mason Avenue.
Staten Island, NY 10305
Advanced registration not required
Loretta DeSimone, (718) 226-8888

BRAIN TUMOR

Brain Tumor Support Group
Call for dates and times
North Shore University Hospital
300 Community Dr.
Manhasset, NY 11030
Kaufman Board Room, 1st Floor
Advanced registration required
Eileen Fusco, ANP-C, (516) 562-2825
Louise Purcell, ANP-C, (516) 562-3058

BONE MARROW STEM CELL TRANSPLANT

Post Transplant Support Group
Call for dates and times
Monter Cancer Center
Conference Room
450 Lakeville Rd.
Lake Success, NY 11042
Advanced registration required
Jaime LaMarca, LMSW, (516) 562-8429

CLL SUPPORT

CLL Support Program
For patients and caregivers with chronic lymphocytic leukemia
Call for dates and times
LIJ Medical Center
CLL Research and Treatment Program
410 Lakeville Rd., Suite 212
New Hyde Park, NY 11040
Advanced registration required
Angelica Hollweg, RPA-C, (718) 470-4050

PAIN MANAGEMENT

Cancer Support Group
Call for dates and times
Plainview Hospital
888 Old Country Rd.
Plainview, NY 11803
Lecture Room A
Advanced registration required
Anne Miglio, MS, RN ANP-C, (631) 675-4510

PROSTATE CANCER

Prostate Support and Education Group
Call for dates and times
Monter Cancer Center
Conference Room
450 Lakeville Rd.
Lake Success, NY 11042
Advanced registration not required
Ella Strzepa, LMSW, (516) 734-8817

Prostate Cancer Support
“Man to Man” Prostate Cancer Support Group
Call for dates and times
Nalitt Cancer Center
Conference Room, 2nd Floor
256C Mason Ave.
Staten Island, NY 10305
Advanced registration not required
Loretta DeSimone, (718) 226-8888

SMOKING CESSATION

Ann’s Hope – Nicotine Anonymous
Call for dates and times
Huntington Hospital
270 Park Avenue
Huntington, NY 11744
1 Southwest Conference Room
Advanced registration not required
Patti Aliperti, (631) 385-1410

Smoking Cessation Program
Completion of "Quitting Smoking is Possible!" or "Individual Quit" program required
Call for dates and times
North Shore-LIJ Health System
Center for Tobacco Control South Entrance
225 Community Drive
Great Neck, NY 11021
Advanced registration required, with pre-requisites
Patricia Folan, RN, MS, CTTS, (516) 466-1890

WELLNESS SUPPORT

Path to Wellness after Cancer
Call for dates and times
Call for location
Advanced registration required
Donna Vignola, LCSW, (516) 734-8816
Sharon Lerman, LCSW, (718) 470-8964

Your Path to Wellness During and After Radiation Therapy
Call for dates and times
North Shore University Hospital
300 Community Dr.
Manhasset, NY 11030
Radiation Medicine Department
Advanced registration required
Gina DiVincenzo, LCSW, OSW-C, (516) 562-2825
Hillary Murray, RD, CDN, (516) 734-8815

Relaxation Classes
Call for dates and times
Monter Cancer Center
Conference Room
450 Lakeville Rd.
Lake Success, NY 11042
Advanced registration required
Donna Vignola, LCSW, (516) 734-8816
Sharon Lerman, LCSW, (718) 470-8964

BEREAVEMENT

Bereavement Group
Call for dates and times
Huntington Hospital
Women’s Health Center
270 Park Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743
Advanced registration required
Sue Degnan, LMSW, OSW-C, AHCP-SW
(631) 351-2013

Handling the Holidays for the Bereaved
Call for dates and times
Huntington Hospital
Women’s Health Center
270 Park Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743
Advanced registration required
Sue Degnan, LMSW, OSW-C, AHCP-SW
(631) 351-2013

Bereavement Group, Cancer-Related Loss
Call for dates and times
Monter Cancer Center
Conference Room
450 Lakeville Rd.
Lake Success, NY 11042
Advanced registration required
Donna Vignola, LCSW, (516) 734-8816
Majorie Fricano, RN, PMHNP, (516) 734-8942


 

Last Update

October 24, 2012
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