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Patient Advocacy & Support

The Patient Advocacy and Community Outreach office is located on the second floor of the Cancer Center. For more information, call (631) 638-0004.

How Can a Patient Advocate Help Me?

Some of the ways a patient advocate can help individuals facing cancer:

  • Learn about cancer and treatment options
  • Match to a peer mentor who is a trained cancer survivor volunteer
  • Find help with transportation and lodging
  • Get answers to financial and insurance questions
  • Learn how the hospital works and questions to ask the doctor
  • Find local support groups and programs offered by Stony Brook Medicine, the American Cancer Society, and the community to ease the cancer burden.
  • Referrals to Stony Brook's Department of Social Work, Nutrition, and Financial Counseling
  • Referrals to Stony Brook's partner organizations in the community