Patient education resources at Massachusetts General Hospital, to help answer your questions.

Guides to Radiation Therapy

Video: About Radiation Therapy Treatment at MGH
An introduction to the Department of Radiation Oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital. An overview of the different processes and procedures to expect in the course of your treatment program. Learn about what radiation is and the different types of radiation used to treat cancer.
Video: About Radiation Therapy Treatment at MGH

Video: Radiation Therapy Treatment for Children
Video: Radiation Therapy Treatment for Children

Your Guide to Radiation Therapy at MGH
A written document that describes what you can expect before and during your radiation treatmentsYour Guide to Radiation Therapy

Patient Education Resources

CancerHelp
Patients and families have access to this easy to use computer program located in the Radiation Oncology patient waiting area. Programs such as, *Radiation Therapy & You, *Eating Hints, and *Understanding Cancer Pain, are available in English and Spanish, as well as audio modules. Patients and families can access links to NCI information and more!

Spirit FlagsThe Maxwell V. Blum Cancer Resource Center
The Maxwell V. Blum Cancer Resource Center is a program that offers a range of support resources around the Cancer Center. The center has an ongoing mission to make support services, as well as respite and community-building areas, more accessible to patients and families throughout the Cancer Center.

Integrative Therapies
The Integrative Therapies Program offers educational and support workshops plus wellness services for patients and families. The educational workshops include topics such as chemotherapy, nutrition, spiritual well-being and care planning to help you learn more about treatment, side effects and gain support from others with cancer.  The wellness services, such as qigong, yoga and acupuncture, focus on healing the mind and body and can help you cope with symptoms and stress.

Information Brochures to Download or Print

Combined Chemotherapy and Radiation for Patients with Pancreatic Cancer

Combined Chemotherapy and Radiation for Patients with Rectal Cancer

Combined Chemotherapy and Radiation for Patients with Anal Cancer

Combined Chemotherapy and Radiation for Patients with Esophageal Cancer

Breast Cancer Radiation Therapy: What You Need to Know

What You Need to Know About Pelvic Radiation for Gynecological Cancers

What You Need to Know About Tandem and Ovoid Implants for Cervical Cancer

What You Need to Know About Tandem and Ovoid Implants for Cervical Cancer (Spanish)

RT Answers

The American Society for Radiation Oncology maintains a website with other helpful information for patients. You can find it at: http://www.rtanswers.org/.

Contact Us

If you have further questions about patient education and the Department of Radiation Oncology please send an email to: informationradonc@partners.org