Overview

Goals of Survivorship care

  • To ensure that all of our patients and their families get the help they need with any problems that persist or develop following treatment for cancer
  • To assist with a return to wellness and establishment of a healthy lifestyle
  • To help coordinate care and enhance communication as patients transition from a focus on oncology care back to primary care and prevention

The Mass General Cancer Center Survivorship Program’s goal is to promote the health and wellbeing of patients with cancer following completion of initial therapy.

MGH has world class clinical programs and research aimed at overcoming challenges related to quality of life, cardiopulmonary fitness, neurologic complications of cancer therapy, sexual health, and many other issues that impact cancer survivors.  Our survivorship program is helping to coordinate these activities across MGH and ensure that all patients who can benefit have access to these services.  In addition, we are focused on research that can improve the lives of patients at MGH and around the world following diagnosis of cancer.  We are launching new initiatives related to bridging the gaps between primary care and the oncology team and lifestyle interventions that can help patients becomes healthier in the years after treatment than they were in the years before the cancer was even diagnosed.

We offer a wide range of services and resources to address the needs that some patients and families will experience after a cancer diagnosis:

Events

Mind Body Program for Cancer Survivors

The Mass General Cancer Center is pleased to offer the Benson-Henry Institute for Mindy Body Medicine's highly regarded SMART-3RP training at its Boston and Waltham locations. This program is designed to assist patients who have completed treatment by providing the tools they need to cope with the experience of their illness, treatments and changes.

During nine, 90-minute weekly sessions, this program will help participants:

  • Learn self-care techniques, through relaxation, mindful awareness, yoga and adaptive thought patterns
  • Reduce stress and physical/emotional symptoms associated with cancer and its treatment
  • Cope with and manage late effects of treatment
  • Promote a sense of control, optimism, acceptance, and well-being

Elements of the program include:

  • Interactive lessons
  • Healthy behaviors
  • Group learning
  • Skills training
  • Symptom monitoring
  • Self-Care

Enrollment

The Mind Body Program for Cancer Survivors is billable to insurance; most insurers cover the program. Pre-registration and a $50 materials fee are required.

Waltham: Tuesdays at Mass General Waltham, 10 AM - 11:30 AM, with

To register, please email mghsurvivorship@partners.org or epark@mgh.harvard.edu

Boston: Fridays at Mass General Cancer Center, 9 AM - 10:30 AM, with

To register, please email mghsurvivorship@partners.org

Contact Us


If you would like more information about the Mass General Cancer Center Survivorship Program or if you would like to make a donation to support cancer survivorship care and research at Mass General please email: jpeppercorn@mgh.harvard.edu

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