Breast Cancer Support Groups on Long Island
If you have been diagnosed with breast cancer, it can be a frightening time. While you may have friends and family to support you, you may be filled with uncertainty about your future and your health; you may feel alone. Talking to other women who have had breast cancer or who are also being treated can help you feel like you have a place to ask questions, talk about your fears, and find support.
Is a Breast Cancer Support Group Right for Me?
There are a number of breast cancer support groups that can help you through this difficult time. Some groups are specifically for the newly diagnosed while others are for survivors. Some simply provide information and answer questions while others offer social activities and mentors to help you. Some groups are led by medical professionals and psychotherapists, while others are offered by church groups and nonprofits. There are even online groups and forums that can help you if you do not want to meet with a Long Island breast cancer support group. Having a support group of some kind can help when you have questions, need emotional support, or even if you need daycare or transportation for treatment. The Susan G. Komen Foundation has a getting started resource to help you determine what kind of support group is right for you.
There are several breast cancer support groups on Long Island, including:
Northwell Hospital Breast Cancer Support Group
Monter Cancer Center
450 Lakeville Road
Lake Success, NY 11040
Contact: Sandra Caparco, LMSW, OSW-C, at (516) 734-8744.
Huntington Hospital Breast Cancer Support Group
Sisters of Greater Long Island provides an African American breast cancer survivors organization at Huntington Hospital. The group meets at 7pm on the fourth Monday of each month at the Gillies conference room 1. Preregistration not required.
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