Support Groups and Other Resources

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.

General Information and Support Groups

American Cancer Society (en Espaol)
Local: 315 437-7025
National: 800 227-2345 External Icon

Lance Armstrong Foundation
512 236-8820 External Icon

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) (en Espaol)
800 658-8898
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Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF)
800 532-5274 External Icon

CancerNet (en Espaol)
800 422-6237 External Icon

GildaÌs Club (en Espaol)
888 445-3248 External Icon

Cancer Care, Inc. (en Espaol)
800 813-4673 External Icon

American Society of Clinical Oncology Online External Icon

Anticancer Fund External Icon

Cancer Hope Network
877 467-3638 External Icon

OncoLink External Icon

National Cancer Institute
800 422-6237 External Icon

People Living With Cancer
703 797-1914 External Icon

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (en Espaol)
877 622-7937 External Icon

The Wellness Community
888 793-9355 External Icon


The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation (en Espaol)
Local: 315 472-6162
National: 800 462-9273 External Icon

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

Y-Me National Breast Cancer Organization
(en Espaol)
800 221-2141 (24 hours) External Icon

Men Against Breast Cancer
866 547-6222 External Icon

Sisters Network, Inc.
866 781-1808 External Icon

Mothers Supporting Daughters with Breast Cancer (MSDBC)
410 778-1982 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 Espaol)
800 808-7866 External Icon

Mathews Foundation for Prostate Cancer Research
800 234-6284

National Prostate Cancer Coalition
888 245-9455 External Icon


Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN)
(en Espaol)
877 272-6226 External Icon


The Sarcoma Alliance
415 381-7236 External Icon


American Brain Tumor Association
800 886-2282 External Icon

National Brain Tumor Foundation
(en Espaol)
800 934-2873 External Icon


Kidney Cancer Association
800 850-9132 External Icon


American Lung Association
Local: 315 422-6142
National: 212 315 8700 External Icon

Alliance for Lung Cancer Advocacy, Support, and Education (ALCASE)
800 298-2436 External Icon

It's Time to Focus on Lung Cancer
877 646-5864 External Icon


The Skin Cancer Foundation
800 754-6490 External Icon


The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
(en Espaol)
800 955-4572
Central New York Chapter
315 471-1050 External Icon


Support for People with Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer, Inc.
800 377-0928
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National Bone Marrow Transplant Link
800 546-5268 External Icon

National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP)
(en Espaol)
800 627-7692 External Icon


800 446-1231 External Icon

Corporate Angel Network
866 328-1313 External Icon

National Patient Air Transport Helpline
800 296-1217


Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF)
800 532-5274 External Icon

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) (en Espaol)
800 658-8898 External Icon

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
(en Espaol)
877 622-7937 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