About CancerCare

CancerCare helps individuals and families better cope with and manage the emotional and practical challenges arising from cancer. Our services—for patients, survivors, loved ones, caregivers, and the bereaved—include counseling and support groups, educational publications and workshops, and financial assistance. All of our services are provided by professional oncology social workers and are offered completely free of charge. To speak directly with a CancerCare social worker, call 1‑800‑813‑HOPE (4673).

Founded in 1944, CancerCare is a national nonprofit organization that helps more than 100,000 individuals and families each year, and receives more than one million visits to our websites. CancerCare's Long Island office was opened in 1978 to ensure that Long Island residents had full access to all CancerCare services. We provide individual help to 2,500 individuals and families each year. We are generously supported by United Way of Long Island.