Individual & Group Support

The supportive services team at NYU Langone’s Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center is here to listen and help connect you with resources, other staff, and outside agencies. Expert consultations, referrals, home services, and individual and group counseling are available.

Please ask your physician, nurse practitioner, nurse, or social worker for more information. All programs are open to patients at NYU Langone unless otherwise indicated.

Social Worker Akiko Miyake and Patient

Social worker Akiko Miyake advises a patient on support groups.

Individual social work services are provided at Perlmutter Cancer Center’s 160 East 34th Street and 240 East 38th Street locations unless otherwise noted.

Patient Groups

BRCA Group

The BRCA Group is focused on the needs of young women who carry the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene, which can increase a woman’s chances of developing breast or ovarian cancer.

One Thursday per month, 6:00PM
For more information, call 212-731-5110.

Early Stage Breast Cancer Group

Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30PM
For more information, call 212-731-5110.

Metastatic Breast Cancer Group

Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30PM
For more information, call 212-731-5110.

Living with Lung Cancer Group

Wednesdays, 2:00-3:30PM
For more information, call 212-731-5106.
With generous support from The Stephen E. Banner Fund

Support for People with Oral and Head and Neck Cancer (SPOHNC)

First and third Thursday of each month, 2:00PM
For more information, call 212-731-5411.
This group is open to the public.

Gynecologic Cancer Support Group

Patients in active treatment or maintenance: First Wednesday of every month, 4:30-5:45PM
Patients currently off treatment: Third Tuesday of every month, 5:30-6:45PM
240 East 38th Street, Ground Floor, Room G-10
For more information, call 646-501-7604.

Multiple Myeloma Group Support

Patients in active treatment: Second Wednesday of every month, 5:30-6:45PM
240 East 38th Street, 19th Floor, Conference Room
For more information, call 646-501-7605.

Young Adults Living with Cancer Support Group

This support group is focused on the needs of patients between the ages of 20 and 40. Meets at Perlmutter Cancer Center’s 1999 Marcus Avenue location on Long Island.

First Wednesday of the month, 6:00-7:30PM
For more information, call 516-403-1553.

Living with Cancer Support Group

For patients in active treatment. Meets at Perlmutter Cancer Center’s 1999 Marcus Avenue location on Long Island.

Second Wednesday of the month, 5:30-7:00PM
For more information, call 516-403-1553.

Individual Support and Counseling

Bladder, Prostate, and Testicular Cancer Support

For more information, call 212-731-5108.

Brain/Neurologic Cancer Support

For more information, call 646-501-7604.

Breast Cancer Support

For more information, call 212-731-5110 or 212-731-6056.

Gastrointestinal Cancer Support

For more information, call 212-731-5411.

Gynecologic Cancer Support

For more information, call 646-501-7604.

Hematologic Cancers and Blood Disorders Support

For more information, call 646-501-7605.

Living with Lung Cancer Support

For more information, call 212-731-5106.
With generous support from The Stephen E. Banner Fund

Melanoma Support

For more information, call 212-731-5108.

Oral or Head and Neck Cancer Support

For more information, call 212-731-5411.

Radiation Therapy Support

For more information, call 212-731-5411.

Sarcoma Support

For more information, call 212-731-5108.

Supportive Oncology

For more information, call 212-731-6056.

Special Programs

Animal-Assisted Therapy

Perlmutter Cancer Center
160 East 34th Street
LL1, Lobby, 5th/6th Floors
New York, NY 10016
Schedule varies

Animal-assisted therapy connects people undergoing cancer treatment with trained therapy pets that provide affection and stress relief. Enjoy petting and brushing these specially trained dogs. The program is offered in collaboration with The Good Dog Foundation. For more information, please contact the program facilitator at 212-731-5108.

Free Legal Assistance Consultations (New York Legal Assistance Group)

Wednesdays, 1:00-5:00PM, except on the fifth Wednesday of the month, when applicable.
RSVP is required. Please contact your social worker or call 212-731-5806.

“Look Good Feel Better” Beauty Sessions

The Look Good Feel Better (LGFB) program is designed to help women with cancer enhance their appearance during treatment. Hair and makeup professionals demonstrate skin care techniques, makeup application, and give wig care and styling tips. Programs are held at locations in Manhattan and Long Island.

In Manhattan, sessions are held at Perlmutter Cancer Center, 160 East 34th Street. Please call 212-731-5107 for the program schedule at this location.

On Long Island, the program is held at 1999 Marcus Avenue, Suite 308, Lake Success. Please call 516-236-7637 for the program schedule at this location.

RSVP is required. To RSVP, call the American Cancer Society at 800-227-2345, extension 1.

If you prefer a web-based session—or you want additional tips—please visit Look Good Feel Better online and try out the Virtual Makeover Tool. You can also download the LGFB Beauty app right to your iPhone or iPad.

The social work team at Perlmutter Cancer Center is pleased to present the LGFB program provided by Personal Care Products Council Foundation, the American Cancer Society, and the Professional Beauty Association.

Stress Management Classes

Navigating a cancer diagnosis and receiving treatment can create additional stress in one’s life. During these classes, patients can learn healthy stress management techniques and how to incorporate them into their lives. These classes are offered at Perlmutter Cancer Center’s 1999 Marcus Avenue location on Long Island.

Every Wednesday from 11:00AM-12:00PM
For more information or to RSVP, call 516-403-1553.

Therapeutic Writing Course

Wednesdays, 2:00-3:30PM
For more information, call 212-731-6056.

Artist-in-Residence Program

The Artist-in-Residence Program, a unique program of The Creative Center, Arts for People with Cancer, is housed at NYU Langone. We have an artist who works at the bedside and in small group settings with patients, family members, and staff in both our inpatient and outpatient units.

The Artist-in-Residence Program engages patients and helps them express themselves creatively through drawing, painting, and making collages. Patients who do not feel well enough to participate may direct the artist in creating a piece of work. Visitors and family members are encouraged to take part, too.

The program offers a variety of benefits, including relief from anxiety, distraction from pain, respite from boredom, and a safe outlet for emotions.

The Artist-in-Residence Program at NYU Langone began in 2001 and expanded to include Perlmutter Cancer Center in 2004. The program is a collaboration of Perlmutter Cancer Center; the NYU Langone Department of Therapeutic Recreation; Child Life and Creative Arts Therapies at NYU Langone; and The Creative Center, Arts for People with Cancer.