The Mass General Cancer Center's Joseph Greer, PhD speaks at the 2016 Conference for Patients and Families.

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Annual Conference for Patients and Families
Mind Body Program for Cancer Survivors

Annual Conference for Patients and Families

This conference is an opportunity to come together with other patients and families to talk about experiences and identify how, together, we can sustain an ongoing and supportive community.

Join Mass General Cancer Center staff, clinicians and other individuals living with, through and beyond cancer. All Mass General Cancer Center current and past patients and their family members and friends are welcome to attend.

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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, Danvers and Waltham locations. This program is designed to assist patients who have completed cancer treatment by providing critical tools to help them cope with the experience of their diagnosis and treatment as well as adjust to life after treatment.

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

  • Learn self-care techniques, through relaxation, mindful awareness 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.

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

To register, please email mghsurvivorship@partners.org

Danvers: Fridays at Mass General/North Shore Cancer Center, 10 AM - 11:30 AM, with

To register, please email mghsurvivorship@partners.org

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

To register, please email mghsurvivorship@partners.org

News

Talks and Research Presentations

January 28th: ASCO Survivorship Symposium, San Diego, CA; Kathryn Post.

March 11th: Interdisciplinary Breast Center Conference, Las Vegas, NV; Kathryn Post; Transitioning Back to Primary Care.

March 12th: Interdisciplinary Breast Center Conference, Las Vegas, NV; Jeffrey Peppercorn; Aiding Survivors As They Live with Fear of Recurrence.

March 13th: Interdisciplinary Breast Center Conference, Las Vegas, NV; Jeffrey Peppercorn; Survivorship Care planning for patients with advanced breast cancer – Can we view it as a chronic disease?

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