Education and Support

The Katherine A. Gallagher Integrative Therapies Program's education and support workshops are offered to people with cancer, their friends and families.

Free Education Workshops
Education workshops share the information that can help ease your fear and anxiety. They also let families and friends learn more about what their loved ones are going through. Topics include:

  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation therapy
  • Clinical trials
  • Blood counts
  • Nutrition
  • Fatigue
  • Radiology
  • Exercising during treatment

“The workshop helped me to relax and understand what I am going through.”
–Patient with cancer

  Free Support Workshops
Support workshops provide you with a comfortable place to share how you feel and learn how others cope with cancer. Topics include:

  • Talking to your children about cancer
  • Finding faith and hope
  • Moving forward after cancer treatment


The Social Service Department at Massachusetts General Hospital offers many types of support groups, including groups for certain types of cancer, siblings of children with life threatening illnesses, and programs for parents of children with cancer.


“The workshop had a relaxing, comfortable setting which made discussing thoughts and feelings welcome.” –Patient with cancer

Support the Katharine A. Gallagher Integrative Therapies Program

Learn how your gift can help support cancer-related workshops and complementary therapies designed to help patients and their families care for mind, body and spirit