Below are some useful resources to help make your visit easier, including information on financial support, nutrition, international patient guidance, and more.
Experienced specialists are available to provide consultation and treatment for those facing issues with fertility.
International Patient Center
The International Patient Center facilitates the care of all international patients seeking treatment at the Cancer Center. It is located on the 1st floor of the Blake Building.
Non-English, limited English-proficient, deaf and hard-of-hearing patients and family members have the right to free medical interpretation services or auxiliary aids and services. Your doctor’s office can schedule an interpreter or the aids and services you need, or you can contact the interpreters directly.
The oncology dietitians specialize in one-on-one counseling for patients who want to boost their immune systems, promote healing, control their weight or manage side effects from cancer treatment therapies.
Patient advocates look into and help resolve patient/family complaints. If you are not satisfied with your care or if there are communication issues, a patient advocate can help you. They can also answer your questions about confidentiality and assist you in getting information about your care.
Patient Financial Counseling
Financial counselors can answer any questions about billing and insurance coverage and can help you apply for government assistance if you are having difficulty with medical costs.
The outpatient pharmacy is located on the 1st floor of the Wang Building.
Physical and occupational therapists can help you with exercise and conditioning, and also help manage fatigue and lymphedema (swelling) that may develop from cancer treatments. The therapists are located at Massachusetts General Hospital sites in Boston, Charlestown, Chelsea, Revere and Waltham.
Oncology Resource Specialist
The Oncology Resource Specialist can answer questions about transportation options for cancer patients and local lodging for patients and their families during treatment. We offer a variety of cancer support groups, but if needed the resource specialist can investigate if there are any offered closer to your home.
Psychiatrists specializing in the care of oncology patients provide treatment for anxiety, depression and coping with persistent physical symptoms or emotional challenges surrounding cancer treatment.
Oncology social workers are licensed mental health professionals who provide support for issues that affect you and your family during cancer diagnosis, treatment and recovery. They can also help you connect with various hospital and community resources, including assistance with finding transportation and temporary lodging.
Wellist is an independent service, with which Mass General Cancer Center partners, and provides access to over 20 categories of support services to patients and caregivers in the Greater Boston Area. This system allows patients and caregivers quickly find support services under categories including:
- Basic Services:
- Support at Home:
- Health & Lifestyle:
- Community Support:
Financial & Legal
Members can also use the website to create a gift registry so family and friends know the most appropriate ways to help.
This blog was created by the Mass General Hospital Cancer Center, and by you. This site is intended to be a place where the community of people, both “inside” and “outside” the hospital can go to read, write and think about the terms that connect to cancer.
This is one more aspect of our care for each other around the Cancer Center – creating an online space where we are all equally able to speak, and equally able to drive the direction of the conversation. Although these conversations are not definitive, we hope being involved in this community online will spark thought that is itself still educational.
This blog can only thrive with your involvement! Like our team approach in patient care around the Cancer Center, on this site you can be a part of a supportive, active and caring community.
Where to Eat
Find your favorite place to eat. Options include:
Yawkey Center, 1st floor lobby
Open weekdays from 6:30 am to 5:30 pm
Serves beverages and baked goods
Yawkey Center, 1st floor lobby,
Open weekdays from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm
Serves light meals
Blossom Street Café
1st floor between the Cox Building and The General Store
Open weekdays from 7:30 am to 3:00 pm
Serves light meals
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Serves beverages and baked goods
Eat Street Cafeteria
White Building, ground floor
Open weekdays from 6:30 am to 8:00 pm and weekends and holidays from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm
Offers a full food court
Tea Leaves and Coffee Beans
Wang Building, lobby
Open weekdays from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm
Offers breakfast pastries and light lunches
Our approach to patient care unites cancer specialists across the hospital to create a personalized treatment plan for each patient, ensuring the best possible outcomes.
Contact the Cancer Center to schedule an appointment with one of our cancer specialists