Support Groups

If you have been recently diagnosed, knowledge is your greatest asset as you are confronted with the many decisions you will be asked to make prior to your treatments. We encourage you to read, search the internet, ask questions, join support groups to help increase your knowledge so you might be able to make informed decisions and participate fully in your care. The following is a list of some groups that may be helpful to you.

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American Cancer Society (en Espanol)
Local: 315 437-7025
National: 800 227-2345
www.cancer.orgExternal Link Icon 

Lance Armstrong Foundation
512 236-8820
www.livestrong.orgExternal Link Icon 

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) (en Espanol)
800 658-8898
www.nhpco.orgExternal Link Icon

Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF)
800 532-5274
www.patientadvocate.orgExternal Link Icon 

CancerNet (en Espanol)
800 422-6237
cancernet.nci.nih.govExternal Link Icon 

GildaÌs Club (en Espanol)
888 445-3248
www.gildasclub.orgExternal Link Icon 

Cancer Care, Inc. (en Espanol)
800 813-4673
www.cancercare.orgExternal Link Icon 

American Society of Clinical Oncology Online
www.asco.orgExternal Link Icon 

Anticancer Fund
www.anticancerfund.orgExternal Link Icon 

Cancer Hope Network
877 467-3638
www.cancerhopenetwork.orgExternal Link Icon 

www.oncolink.orgExternal Link Icon 

National Cancer Institute
800 422-6237
www.cancer.govExternal Link Icon 

People Living With Cancer
703 797-1914
www.plwc.orgExternal Link Icon 

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (en Espanol)
877 622-7937
www.canceradvocacy.orgExternal Link Icon 

The Wellness Community
888 793-9355 Link Icon 


National Bone Marrow Transplant Link
800 546-5268 Link Icon External Icon

National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP)
(en Espanol)
800 627-7692
www.marrow.orgExternal Link Icon External Icon


American Brain Tumor Association
800 886-2282
www.abta.orgExternal Link Icon External Icon

National Brain Tumor Foundation
(en Espanol)
800 934-2873
www.braintumor.orgExternal Link Icon External Icon


The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation (en Espanol)
Local: 315 472-6162
National: 800 462-9273
www.komen.orgExternal Link Icon

The New York Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline
Adelphi University Breast Cancer Support Program
800 877-8077 Link Icon

Y-Me National Breast Cancer Organization
(en Espanol)
800 221-2141 (24 hours)
www.y-me.orgExternal Link Icon

Men Against Breast Cancer
866 547-6222
www.menagainstbreastcancer.orgExternal Link Icon

Sisters Network, Inc.
866 781-1808
www.sistersnetworkinc.orgExternal Link Icon

Mothers Supporting Daughters with Breast Cancer (MSDBC)
410 778-1982
www.mothersdaughters.comExternal Link Icon


Support for People with Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer, Inc.
800 377-0928
www.spohnc.orgExternal Link Icon External Icon


Kidney Cancer Association
800 850-9132
www.kidneycancerassociation.orgExternal Link Icon External Icon


The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
(en Espanol)
800 955-4572
Central New York Chapter
315 471-1050
www.leukemia-lymphoma.orgExternal Link Icon External Icon


American Lung Association
Local: 315 422-6142
National: 212 315 8700
www.lungusa.orgExternal Link Icon External Icon

Alliance for Lung Cancer Advocacy, Support, and Education (ALCASE)
800 298-2436
www.alcase.orgExternal Link Icon External Icon

It's Time to Focus on Lung Cancer
877 646-5864
www.lungcancer.orgExternal Link Icon External Icon


Cancer Care Support Group of Oswego County
Meets at Seneca Manor Nursing Home
Last Tuesday of month at 7:00 PM
For more information: Laurie Marrano Johnson LPN@ 315 207-9066

The Compass (Breast Cancer Support)
Oswego Hospital
Contact: Lori Greeney RN 315 349-5627

The Encourager (Breast Cancer Support)
A.H. Lee Memorial Hospital
315 592-2224


Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN) (en Espanol)
877 272-6226
www.pancan.orgExternal Link Icon External Icon


Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF)
800 532-5274
www.patientadvocate.orgExternal Link Icon External Icon

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) (en Espanol)
800 658-8898
www.nhpco.orgExternal Link Icon External Icon

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
(en Espanol)
877 622-7937
www.canceradvocacy.orgExternal Link Icon External Icon


Man to Man Prostate Cancer Awareness and Support Group
American Cancer Society
315 437-7025
315 451-7710

Us Too! International Inc.
(en Espanol)
800 808-7866
www.ustoo.orgExternal Link Icon External Icon

Mathews Foundation for Prostate Cancer Research
800 234-6284

National Prostate Cancer Coalition
888 245-9455
www.4npcc.orgExternal Link Icon External Icon


The Sarcoma Alliance
415 381-7236
www.sarcomaalliance.orgExternal Link Icon External Icon


The Skin Cancer Foundation
800 754-6490
www.skincancer.orgExternal Link Icon External Icon


800 446-1231
www.airlifeline.orgExternal Link Icon External Icon

Corporate Angel Network
866 328-1313
www.corpangelnetwork.orgExternal Link Icon External Icon

National Patient Air Transport Helpline
800 296-1217