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 Español)
Local: 315 437-7025
National: 800 227-2345
www.cancer.org

Lance Armstrong Foundation
512 236-8820
www.laf.org

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) (en Español)
800 658-8898
www.nhpco.org

Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF)
800 532-5274
www.patientadvocate.org

Cancervive
800 486-2873
www.cancervive.org

CancerNet (en Español)
800 422-6237
www.cancernet.nci.nih.gov

Gildaƌs Club (en Español)
888 445-3248
www.gildasclub.org

Cancer Care, Inc. (en Español)
800 813-4673
www.cancercare.org

American Society of Clinical Oncology Online
www.asco.org

Anticancer Fund
www.anticancerfund.org

Cancer Hope Network
877 467-3638
www.cancerhopenetwork.org

OncoLink
www.oncolink.org

National Cancer Institute
800 422-6237
www.cancer.gov

People Living With Cancer
703 797-1914
www.plwc.org

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (en Español)
877 622-7937
www.canceradvocacy.org

The Wellness Community
888 793-9355
www.komennyc.org/site/PageServer

BREAST

The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation (en Español)
Local: 315 472-6162
National: 800 462-9273
www.komen.org

The New York Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline
Adelphi University Breast Cancer Support Program
800 877-8077
www.adelphi.edu/nysbreastcancer

Y-Me National Breast Cancer Organization
(en Español)
800 221-2141 (24 hours)
www.y-me.org

Men Against Breast Cancer
866 547-6222
www.menagainstbreastcancer.org

Sisters Network, Inc.
866 781-1808
www.sistersnetworkinc.org

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

PROSTATE

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

Us Too! International Inc.
(en Español)
800 808-7866
www.ustoo.org

Mathews Foundation for Prostate Cancer Research
800 234-6284

National Prostate Cancer Coalition
888 245-9455
www.4npcc.org

PANCREAS

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN)
(en Español)
877 272-6226
www.pancan.org

SARCOMA

The Sarcoma Alliance
415 381-7236
www.sarcomaalliance.org

BRAIN

American Brain Tumor Association
800 886-2282
www.abta.org

National Brain Tumor Foundation
(en Español)
800 934-2873
www.braintumor.org

KIDNEY

Kidney Cancer Association
800 850-9132
www.kidneycancerassociation.org

LUNG

American Lung Association
Local: 315 422-6142
National: 212 315 8700
www.lungusa.org

Alliance for Lung Cancer Advocacy, Support, and Education (ALCASE)
800 298-2436
www.alcase.org

It's Time to Focus on Lung Cancer
877 646-5864
www.lungcancer.org

SKIN

The Skin Cancer Foundation
800 754-6490
www.skincancer.org

LEUKEMIA & LYMPHOMA

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
(en Español)
800 955-4572
Central New York Chapter
315 471-1050
www.leukemia-lymphoma.org

HEAD AND NECK

Support for People with Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer, Inc.
800 377-0928
www.spohnc.org

BONE MARROW TRANSPLANT

National Bone Marrow Transplant Link
800 546-5268
www.nbmtlink.org/

National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP)
(en Español)
800 627-7692
www.marrow.org

TRANSPORTATION

AirLifeLine
800 446-1231
www.airlifeline.org

Corporate Angel Network
866 328-1313
www.corpangelnetwork.org

National Patient Air Transport Helpline
800 296-1217

PATIENT ADVOCACY

Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF)
800 532-5274
www.patientadvocate.org

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) (en Español)
800 658-8898
www.nhpco.org

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
(en Español)
877 622-7937
www.canceradvocacy.org

OSWEGO COUNTY CANCER RESOURCES

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