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The Cancer Center offers a coordinated team approach tailored to the individual needs of each patient.Download our patient guide to the Cancer Center learn more

Adrenal Tumors

Adrenal tumors are treated in the Center for Endocrine Tumors, one of the largest programs of its kind in the country.

Bladder Cancer

The Claire & John Bertucci Center for Genitourinary Cancers, one of the largest and most experienced centers for bladder cancer treatment in New England.

Bone Cancer (Osteosarcoma)

Our multidisciplinary team of specialists provides comprehensive treatment for patients with bone cancers including osteosarcoma, chondrosarcoma and the Ewing Family of Tumors (EFTs).

Bone Marrow Transplant

Our Bone Marrow Transplant program is committed to developing leading-edge strategies for autologous and allogeneic bone marrow and peripheral blood stem cell transplantation for a wide variety of hematologic malignancies, solid tumors and other life-threatening hematologic disorders

Breast Cancer Evaluation

We are leaders in the screening and diagnosis of breast cancer, offering the most advanced breast imaging, surgical screening and pathology services available.

Breast Cancer Treatment

The Center for Breast Cancer provides comprehensive, compassionate care for patients with any stage of breast cancer.

Breast Cancer-related Lymphedema

Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center offers lymphedema screening for women who have been treated for breast cancer.

Cancer Genetics

The Center for Cancer Risk Assessment provides comprehensive genetic counseling and testing services for those who may be at increased risk of hereditary cancer.

Cervical Cancer

The Center for Gynecologic Oncology offers women with cervical cancer comprehensive, coordinated care supported by surgical innovation, research and clinical trials.

Chordoma

Our multidisciplinary team provides expert care for patients with chordoma, a slow-growing bone cancer that can occur anywhere along the spine from the base of the skull to the tailbone.

Colorectal Cancer

The Tucker Gosnell Center for Gastrointestinal Cancer is one of the largest and most experienced centers in New England for the treatment of cancers of the colon and rectum.

Endometrial Cancer

The Gillette Center for Gynecologic Oncology offers women with endometrial cancer comprehensive, coordinated care supported by surgical innovation, research and clinical trials.

Esophageal Cancer

The Center for Thoracic Cancers offers patients and families access to one of New England's most experienced programs for esophageal cancer treatment.

Gallbladder Cancer

The Tucker Gosnell Center for Gastrointestinal Cancer is one of the largest and most experienced centers in New England for the treatment of gallbladder cancer.

Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST)

The Tucker Gosnell Center for Gastrointestinal Cancer is one of the largest and most experienced centers in New England for the treatment of gastrointestinal stromal tumor cancers (GIST).

Head and Neck Cancers

The Center for Head and Neck Cancers at the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center is one of the largest and most experienced centers in New England dedicated exclusively to the evaluation and treatment of patients with cancers of the head and neck, including rare, complex forms of the disease.

Hematology

The Center for Hematology offers comprehensive diagnosis, treatment, and referral for all blood disorders, ranging from simple anemia to clotting disorders to major hematological cancers.

Henri and Belinda Termeer Center for Targeted Therapies

Setting the Standard for Excellence in Personalized Cancer Care

Kidney Cancer

Our team is experienced in the treatment of rare, inherited, and advanced forms of kidney cancer.

Leukemia

The Center for Leukemia integrates the best in clinical care, research and support services to provide comprehensive, compassionate care for patients diagnosed with acute or chronic leukemia.

Liver Cancer

The Tucker Gosnell Center for Gastrointestinal Cancer is one of the largest and most experienced centers in New England for the treatment of liver cancer.

Lung Cancer

The Center for Thoracic Cancers offers patients and families access to one of New England's most experienced programs for lung cancer.

Lymphoma

The Center for Lymphoma integrates the best in clinical care, research and support services to provide comprehensive, compassionate care for patients diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin and Hodgkin lymphomas.

Multiple Myeloma

The Center for Multiple Myeloma integrates the best in clinical care, research and support services to provide comprehensive, compassionate care for patients.

Neuro-Oncology (Brain Tumors)

The Stephen E. and Catherine Pappas Center for Neuro-Oncology offers the most advanced care for patients with brain tumors and nervous system tumors.

Neurofibromatosis (NF)

Our team of multidisciplinary specialists provides comprehensive care for adults and children with all types of neurofibromatosis (NF) - NF1, NF2, and schwannomatosis.

Oncology Sexual Health Clinic

We provide a specialized clinic aimed at the comprehensive evaluation and treatment for women with concerns about sexual heath after a diagnosis or treatment for cancer.

Ovarian Cancer

Access to promising new treatments at all stages of ovarian cancer.

Palliative Care

Palliative Care is a medical specialty that helps patients and their families live as well and as fully as possible when faced with a life-threatening illness

Pancreatic Cancer

Our pancreatic cancer program is one of the largest and most experienced in New England, benefiting from the expertise of The Andrew L. Warshaw Institute for Pancreatic Cancer Research.

Parathyroid Tumors

Parathyroid tumors are treated in the Center for Endocrine Tumors, one of the oldest and largest programs of its kind in the country.

Prostate Cancer

Experts in our program offer care for slow-growing and aggressive forms of prostate cancer.

Psychiatric Oncology

The Center for Psychiatric Oncology and Behavioral Sciences brings together experts in psychiatry and psychology to help patients and cope with the psychological and behavioral impact of cancer.

Skin Cancer (Melanoma)

Skin cancer treatment at the internationally renowned Center for Melanoma offers novel therapies for individuals with advanced melanoma.

Soft Tissue Sarcoma

Our multidisciplinary team of specialists provides comprehensive treatment for patients with soft tissue sarcoma – cancers arising in tissue such as muscle, tendon, cartilage, fat, blood vessels and nerves.

Stomach (Gastric) Cancer

The Tucker Gosnell Center for Gastrointestinal Cancer is one of the largest and most experienced centers in New England for the treatment of stomach cancer.

Testicular Cancer

An individually-tailored treatment program for testicular cancer with approaches offered at only a few cancer centers nationwide.

Thyroid Tumors

Both benign and malignant thyroid tumors are treated in the Center for Endocrine Tumors, one of the largest programs of its kind in the country.

Uterine Cancer (Uterine Sarcoma)

Expert, compassionate care for patients with all types and stages of uterine cancer.


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Download the National Institutes of Health report to see how doctors are using body mass index (BMI) to help diagnose breast cancer-related lymphedema.

Cancer Center Survivorship Program

The Survivorship Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center provides treatment, counseling and support for patients and their loved ones facing the challenges of living with and beyond cancer.

Dr. Vodder School International

The Dr. Vodder School offers training programs for health care professionals in manual lymph drainage and combined decongestive therapy.

Home Disconnect

A home infusion pump may be part of your treatment plan. In some cases, you may have the option for disconnecting the chemotherapy from home. If this option applies to you, and you would prefer to disconnect from home, this instructional video will reinforce the teaching provided to you by your nurse in the Mass General cancer Center

Illuminations Program

Illuminations is a rotating art exhibit displayed in the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center. The program aims to enlighten and encourage patients and their loved ones by enhancing our environment of care.

Klose Lymphedema Therapy Certification Courses

Klose Training & Consulting, LLC offers certification courses in lymphedema certification and continuing-education courses for medical professionals.

Lymphedema and Breast Cancer Fact Sheet (PDF)

Download the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center fact sheet to learn more about lymphedema. Discover the risks, causes, symptoms, treatment and preventative measures offered.

Lymphology Association of North America

The Lymphology Association of North America (LANA) consists of medical professionals who create and implement a national certification standard to treat lymphology and lymphedema.

Maxwell V. Blum Cancer Resource Room

The Maxwell V. Blum Cancer Resource Room at the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center provides cancer patients and their families with information and resources for living with cancer.

Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy

The Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy trains health care professionals in pathological treatments related to the lymphatic system.

Obesity is a Risk Factor for Developing Postoperative Lymphedema in Breast Cancer Patients (PDF)

Read a report discussing the association between obesity and increased risk of developing lymphedema after breast cancer surgery.

Oncology Chaplaincy

Our oncology chaplain is familiar with the unique needs of those with cancer.

Screening and Measurement for Early Detection of Breast Cancer-Related Lymphedema (PDF)

Download the National Lymphedema Network's report explaining the importance of early detection in breast cancer-related lymphedema.

Standardized Method for Quantification of Developing Lymphedema in Patients Treated for Breast Cancer (PDF)

Doctors at Mass General are developing a simple and practical formula for quantifying breast cancer-related lymphedema. Download the report.

The Katherine A. Gallagher Integrative Therapies Program

The Katherine A. Gallagher Integrative Therapies Program focuses on improving the quality of life and well-being of Cancer Center patients, their families and friends through free wellness services such as acupuncture and yoga. These services help you take care of your whole self — mind, body and spirit.

The Livestrong Foundation

The Livestrong Foundation offers patients with breast cancer information and resources to manage their condition.

The PACT Program

The Marjorie E. Korff PACT program at the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center provides psycho-educational support for parents who are patients.

Weight Lifting for Women at Risk for Breast Cancer–related Lymphedema (PDF)

Download the Journal of American Medical Association's study about weight lifting for women at risk for breast cancer-related lymphedema.

Weight Lifting in Women with Breast Cancer–related Lymphedema (PDF)

Read more about weight lifting and lymphedema in this study from the New England Journal of Medicine.

YWCA

The YWCA offers support programs for breast cancer patients, such as the Pink Program.

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