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Support Groups

The Cancer Resource Center at The Brooklyn Hospital Center helps cancer patients and others gain the information needed to manage life during and after treatment. The center is the only one of it's kind in New York City. Open to the public, cancer patients, their family members, friends and caregivers can work one-on-one with a specially trained volunteer cancer survivor in a private area to learn how to navigate up-to-date information on cancer treatments, clinical trials, early detection guidelines and much more.

A Variety of Groups to Choose From

  • Look Good / Feel Better — A free program sponsored by The American Cancer Society that teaches beauty techniques and make-up application to female cancer patients who are in active treatment. This helps them to combat appearance related side effects of cancer treatment and enjoy a day of beauty. This program is provided every two months from 4 pm to 6 pm. Call for a reservation.
  • I Can Cope — An educational program sponsored by The American Cancer Society for people facing cancer- either personally or as a friend or family member. This program helps to dispel myths by presenting information and facts provided by a panel of experts who are available to answer cancer related questions. This program is provided twice a year/full day format and graduates are eligible to join the Coping Club.
  • The Coping Club — A free program that provides community based cancer education, recreation and support for all cancer patients. This program meets monthly. This program offers free/low cost mammograms to eligible women who have no insurance or are underinsured. Call (718) 250-8395
  • Cancer Services Program (CSP) of Brooklyn — This program offers free/low-cost mammograms to eligible women who have no insurance or who are under-insured. Call (718) 250-8708

Wig Support Program

In addition to the support groups listed below, we offer a free wig program for anyone experiencing hair loss post-treatment. The program meets every Tuesday from 11am to 2pm in the Cancer Resource Center. Please call 1-800-227-2345 to schedule an appointment.


Mitzi Benjamin
Support Group Coordinator
(718) 250-8926

Contact and Location

Cancer Resources
Main Hospital - 5th Floor
121 DeKalb Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 250-8926