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:

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

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