Health Services

Cancer Prevention and Control Resources

The Suffolk County Department of Health Services has developed a listing of resources and services that are helpful to residents in prevention, early detection, screening, and treatment of cancer. This listing is comprehensive in scope, but does not cover every single resource that exists.

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Information and Resources Developed by Suffolk County



Information Resources Outside Suffolk County


General Information About Cancer

Prevention

Specific to Types of Cancer

Environmental/Chemical Risk

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Cancer Screening and Treatment Resources


Cancer Screening Facilities
Hospitals in Suffolk County That Offer Cancer Treatment
  • Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center Inc (Patchogue): Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center is a 306-bed acute-care, voluntary not-for-profit community hospital located in East Patchogue, New York.
    Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center Inc.
    101 Hospital Road
    Patchogue, NY 11772
    Tel: 631-654-7100
  • Eastern Long Island Hospital (Greenport): Eastern Long Island Hospital is a 90-bed, community hospital committed to delivering excellence in patient care and meeting all the health needs of the North Fork and Shelter Island.
    Eastern Long Island Hospital
    201 Manor Place
    Greenport, NY 11944
    Tel: 631-477-1000
  • Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center (West Islip): Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, a member of Catholic Health Services of Long Island, is a 537-bed (including 100 nursing home beds), not-for-profit hospital serving the community on the south shore of Long Island in West Islip, New York.
    Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center
    1000 Montauk Highway
    West Islip, NY 11795
    Tel: 631-376-3000
  • Huntington Hospital (Huntington): Huntington Hospital, established in 1916, is a 408-bed nonprofit community Hospital located in Huntington, New York. Huntington Hospital -has been a member of the North Shore - Long Island Jewish Health System since 1994.
    Huntington Hospital
    270 Park Avenue
    Huntington, NY 11743
    Tel: 631-351-2000
  • John T Mather Memorial Hospital of Port Jefferson New York Inc (Port Jefferson): John T. Mather Memorial Hospital is an accredited 248-bed, non-profit community hospital dedicated to providing a wide spectrum of health care services of the highest quality to the residents of Suffolk County in a cost effective manner.
    John T Mather Memorial Hospital of Port Jefferson New York Inc
    75 North Country Road
    Port Jefferson, NY 11777
    Tel: 631-473-1320
  • Peconic Bay Medical Center (Riverhead): Peconic Bay Medical Center, a 182-bed not-for-profit medical center, includes a 60-bed Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Peconic Bay Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Center and Peconic Bay Home Health Services, a certified home health agency.
    Peconic Bay Medical Center
    1300 Roanoke Avenue
    Riverhead, NY 11901
    Tel: 631-548-6000
  • St. Catherine of Siena Hospital (Smithtown): Located on a 110-acre healthcare campus in Smithtown, New York, St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center is 558-bed not-for-profit community hospital (including 240-beds); a 298-unit senior housing facility; and a medical office building.
    St Catherine of Siena Hospital
    50 Route 25A
    Smithtown, NY 11787
    Tel: 631-862-3000
  • St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson): a 231-bed, acute care community hospital located in Port Jefferson, NY. St. Charles is a proud member of Catholic Health Services of LI, the healing ministry of the Diocese of Rockville Centre, and has served the residents of the Three Village area for more than 100 years.
    St Charles Hospital
    200 Belle Terre Road
    Port Jefferson, NY 11777
    Tel: 631-474-6000
  • Southampton Hospital (Southampton): Southampton Hospital, on the South Fork provides healthcare services to Eastern Long Island
    Southampton Hospital
    240 Meeting House Lane
    Southampton, NY 11968
    Tel: 631-726-8330
  • Southside Hospital (Bay Shore): founded in 1911, Southside Hospital is a 341-bed tertiary hospital.
    Southside Hospital
    301 East Main St
    Bay Shore, NY 11706
    Tel: 631-968-3000
  • University Hospital of Stony Brook : An academic, tertiary medical center with 597 beds that provides specialized care, for people who are often referred from smaller hospitals, including the following specialty areas:
    • Stony Brook Cancer Center
    • Stony Brook Long Island Children’s Hospital
    University Hospital
    Health Sciences Center SUNY
    Stony Brook, NY 11794
    Tel: 631-444-4000
Hospitals in the Region (check with your area hospitals about their cancer services) National Cancer Institute (NCI) Designated Cancer Centers - these are centers that are characterized by scientific excellence and the capability to integrate a diversity of research approaches to focus on the problem of cancer. They play a vital role in advancing towards our goal of reducing morbidity and mortality from cancer.
National Cancer Institute

Hospice Care in Suffolk County


Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center Inc (Patchogue): Serving Suffolk County.
Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center Inc.
101 Hospital Road
Patchogue, NY 11772
Tel: 631-687-2960

East End Hospice, Inc.: Serving Suffolk County
481 Riverhead Road
Westhampton Beach, NY 11978
Tel: 631-288-8400

Good Shepherd Hospice: Serving Suffolk and Nassau Counties
4747-20 Nesconset Highway
Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776
Tel: 631-474-4040

Hospice Care of Long Island, Hospice Care of Queens, Hospice Care of South Shore: Serving Suffolk, Nassau and Queens Counties
99 Sunnyside Blvd.
Woodbury, NY 11797
Tel: 516-832-7100

Visiting Nurse Service & Hospice of Suffolk, Inc.: Serving Suffolk County
101 Laurel Road
East Northport, NY 11731
Tel: 631-930-9399

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Support Resources for Persons Being Treated for Cancer and Cancer Survivors:

  • Suffolk County
    • Babylon Breast Cancer Coalition: A grass-roots organization, providing an array of patient support services, education and advocacy programs. Examples include:
      • Lend a Helping Hand(SS): Provides services to those recovering from breast cancer
        • House cleaning
        • Door-to-door transportation to medical appointments
        • Financial assistance
        • Meal preparation
        • Massage therapy
        • Childcare
        • and More
      • SOS(SS): A program that assists households who've recently lost a family member to breast cancer, by helping to offset funeral expenses, childcare, housecleaning and mental health counseling.
      • Pink Ribbon Exercise Program(SS): a supervised exercise program designed to help breast cancer patients regain strength and mobility following surgery and/or treatment.
        • 100 Montauk Highway
          Copiague, NY 11726
          Phone: 631.893.4110
          email: bbccest1993@aol.com
          www.babylonbreastcancer.org
    • Brentwood/Bay Shore Breast Cancer Coalition(PR): Through prevention, hope to reduce the progress of breast cancer. Work to assist community members in need of diagnosis, monitoring and treatment.
      PO Box 927
      Brentwood, N.Y. 11717-0993
      Tel: (631)273-9252
      Email: bbbcc@optonline.net
    • Eastern Long Island Hospital:
      201 Manor Place
      Greenport, NY 11944
      Tel: 631-477-1000
      Provides support, education and an opportunity to connect with individuals surviving a cancer diagnosis. Third Wednesday each month, First Presbyterian Church Manse, Southold, 4 pm to 5:30 pm. Call 631-477-5425 or 631-752-8500 to register.
    • Fighting Chance - Provides a free resource guide for those coping with cancer on the East End. Call 631-725-4646.
    • Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center
      1000 Montauk Highway
      West Islip, NY 11795
      Tel: 631-376-3000
      • Tobacco Support
      • Breast Cancer Support Group
      • Breast Cancer Family and Friends Support Group
      • Prostate Cancer Support Group
      • Care Giver Support Group
      • Life Goes On Support Group
      • Look Good Feel Better Support Group
    • Huntington Breast Cancer Action Coalition For a free Breast Health Kit, contact 631- 547-1518.
    • John T Mather Memorial Hospital of Port Jefferson New York Inc:
      75 North Country Road
      Port Jefferson, NY 11777
      Tel: 631-473-1320
      • Cancer Survivors: Support group for men and women who have or had any type of cancer.
      • Live, Love and Laugh Again: Support group for women who have breast cancer.
      • Look Good, Feel Better: A complimentary two-hour makeover session for cancer patients undergoing radiation or chemotherapy.
      • Lymphedema: Support group for those who have been diagnosed with or are at high risk for lymphedema.
      • “Newly” Diagnosed Women with Breast Cancer: Support group to help those newly diagnosed move on with their lives and make life more satisfying.
      • Prostate Cancer Screening: The Men’s Prostate Health Center at Mather Hospital offers free prostate cancer screening exams.
      • Prostate Cancer “Us TOO” International: Support group for men who have or had prostate cancer.
      • Reach to Recovery: A program to help patients with breast cancer cope with their diagnosis, treatment and recovery, pairing a breast cancer survivor with a recently diagnosed patient.
      • Smoking Cessation: Six-week class sessions held several times throughout the year.
    • Long Island Cancer Help and Wellness Center, Breast Cancer Help Inc(SS): Provides educational and wellness support programs
      Long Island Cancer Help and Wellness Center
      32 Park Avenue
      Bay Shore NY 11706
      Phone: (631) 675-9003
    • Reach to Recovery, nationally-recognized program sponsored by American Cancer Society. Offers one-on-one counseling. For information, call 1-800-ACS-2345.
    • Strength for Life(SS): A non-profit organization providing exercise classes and weekend wellness retreats to cancer patients and survivors at NO COST www.strengthforlifeny.org or 631-675-6513
  • Long Island Region
  • National
    • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): CDC refers to a cancer survivor as an individual who has been diagnosed with cancer, from the time of diagnosis throughout his or her life. This link provides information specific to cancer survivorship. http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/survivorship/
    • National Cancer Institute: Survivorship: Website provides information for the individual with a cancer diagnosis as well as for their family.
    • NCI Center for Cancer Research: A listing of hair and wig resources for cancer patients and survivors.
    • American Cancer Society: Survivorship: During and After Treatment. Website provides resources and information on living well and finding support during treatment, being healthy after treatment, managing cancer as a chronic illness and understanding recurrence.
    • Living Beyond Breast Cancer(SS): Living Beyond Breast Cancer offers programs and services to women affected by breast cancer, caregivers and healthcare providers with a goal of empowering all women affected by breast cancer to live as long as possible with the best quality of life.
    • Livestrong Foundation: a national organization that believes that healthy living is essential to the prevention of cancer and other illnesses
    • Patient Advocate Foundation(SS): A non-profit organization which provides case management services to Americans with chronic, life threatening and debilitating illnesses, serving as liaison between the patient and their insurer or employer to resolve issues pertaining to their diagnosis

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Cancer Advocacy/Awareness Organizations

  • Suffolk County
    • American Lung Association in New York, Hauppauge (AD)
      700 Veterans Memorial Highway
      Hauppauge, NY 11788
      Tel: (631) 265-3848
      Email: info@alany.org
      http://www.alany.org
    • Breast Cancer Help Inc, Bay Shore (AD, SS, PR)
      32 Park Avenue
      Bay Shore NY 11706
      Phone: (631) 675-9003
      E-Mail:info@breastcancerhelpinc.org
      http://www.breastcancerhelpinc.org/
  • Huntington Breast Cancer Action Coalition: A not-for-profit grassroots organization dedicated to the ultimate eradication of breast cancer through education and awareness. Their mission is to focus on prevention methods while actively helping those who are faced with a positive diagnosis.
    • Prevention is the Cure (PR): An Environmental Campaign of the Huntington Breast Cancer Action Coalition that seeks to increase public awareness of environmental links to disease.
    • LEAP (PR): an educational program for both adults and children about reducing environmental exposures in children.
    • A Gift of Health & Inspiration (SS): Gift bags filled with heartwarming gifts for those women leaving the hospital after surgery.
    • Students and Scientists Environmental Research Scholarship Program (PR): An internship program designed for highly motivated students with an interest and academic strength in biology and chemistry. The program focuses on the importance of environmental research and the causation of diseases.
    • Lend a Helping Hand (SS): This program provides assistance to Huntington residents undergoing treatment. Services such as medical transportation, house cleaning, emergency medical supplies and medication, all free of charge to qualifying residents.
      Huntington Breast Cancer Action Coalition
      746 New York Ave
      Huntington, NY 11743
      631-547-1518
      E Mail: friends@hbcac.org
      http://www.hbcac.org/index.html
  • Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Long Island Chapter(SS, AD): An organization dedicated to addressing blood cancers.
    1324 Motor Parkway, Suite 102
    Hauppauge, New York 11749
    631-370-7530
    http://www.lls.org/
  • University Hospital Stony Brook:
    Health Sciences Center SUNY
    Stony Brook, NY 11794
    Tel: 631-444-4000
    Web: http://www.stonybrookmedicine.edu/about_sbuh
    Support Groups: http://www.stonybrookmedicine.edu/patientcare/supportgroups
    • Bereavement Support Group: Open to all patients, family members and staff who have lost a loved one.
    • Cancer Transitions: A 6 week program to move from active patient status to cancer survivor.
    • Carol M. Baldwin-Breast Cancer Education/Support Group: Get together with other women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer to Learn more about managing this disease and share personal experiences. Education & support for breast cancer patients.
    • Chemotherapy Orientation: Everything you need to know about chemo.
    • Fit & Fabulous: Yoga for breast cancer patients.
    • GIFT for Kids (Giving Inspiration,Fighting Together):Support, education, caring & sharing for children ages 6-17 whose parent/caregiver has been diagnosed with cancer.
    • Gynecologic Support Group: Education & support for GYN oncology patients.
    • Head & Neck Support Group: Education & support for head/neck cancer patients
    • Infants and Children's Memorial Garden: The purpose of the Garden is to offer a place of peace and solace for grieving families and as a beautiful tribute to the lives of the children.
    • I'm Too Young For This: Peer support/gathering for young adults living with cancer.
    • Leukemia/Lymphoma Support Group: Education & support for blood cancer patients.
    • Look Good, Feel Better: A free program that teaches beauty techniques to women who are actively undergoing cancer treatment, to help them combat the appearance-related side effects of radiation and chemotherapy. Offered in conjunction with the American Cancer Society.
    • Look Good, Feel Better en Español (Luzca Bien, Sientase Mejor): Offered three times a year for our Spanish-speaking patients. In conjunction with American Cancer Society.
    • Lung Cancer Support Group: Education & support for lung cancer patients.
    • Parent/Family Support for Children with Cancer
    • Prostate Cancer Support Group: Education & support for prostate cancer patients.
    • Smoking Cessation: Looking to Kick the Habit? For information on Smoking Cessation Programs.
    • Support for People with Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer-SPOHNC - SPOHNC NY/Stony Brook: is a national organization with 90 chapters across the U.S. The Organization offers support and information to patients diagnosed with a variety of cancers of the mouth, throat, head, and neck.
    • Strength for Life: Exercise class for patients and staff
    • Thyroid Cancer Support Group: Education & support for thyroid cancer patients.
    • Upper GI Cancer Support Group: Education & support for GI cancer patients.
  • Long Island Region
    • Colette Coyne Melanoma Awareness Campaign (AD): Dedicated to increasing public awareness regarding the dangers and causes of Skin Cancer/Melanoma. CCMAC coordinates and participates in a variety of education and awareness initiatives.
      CCMAC
      P.O. Box 1179
      New Hyde Park, NY, 11040
      CMBC1@optonline.net
      www.ccmac.org
    • Great Neck Breast Cancer Coalition: Coalition advocates for breast cancer prevention research and educates the public on ways to avoid toxic environmental exposures. Along with outreach, activism and research, they offer support for women who are newly diagnosed.
      • Lend a Helping Hand (SS): A program for women and men who have been newly diagnosed with breast cancer in order to alleviate some of the stresses and demands associated with post breast cancer surgery and subsequent treatment.
      • Students & Scientists United for Breast Cancer Prevention Research (PR)
      • Safe Lawn, Clean Water Campaign (PR)

      • Great Neck Breast Cancer Coalition
        P.O. Box 231190
        Great Neck, New York 11023
        info@greatneckbcc.org
        http://www.greatneckbcc.org/
  • Tobacco Action Coalition of Long Island (PR, AD): A community partnerships funded by the NYS Department of Health’s Tobacco Control Program. The coalition consists of healthcare providers, local and state government agencies, non-profit organizations, youth agencies, community groups and other concerned citizens. The mission is to increase the acceptance of non-smoking. Their goals are the prevention of youth initiation; the cessation of tobacco use; and the protection of non-smokers.
    Tobacco Action Coalition of Long Island
    700 Veterans Memorial Highway
    Hauppauge, NY 11788-2952
    (631) 265-3848, x15
    http://www.breathefreely.org/
  • New York State
  • National

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