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!

The Cancer Resource RoomThe Maxwell V. Blum Cancer Resource Room
Experienced clinical staff is available to listen and help you find answers to your questions, and help you obtain information to help you make decisions about your care. Print publications, DVDs, relaxation CDs and access to medical journals are available. The Cancer resource Room, located in the Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care, Suite 8C, is a place you can relax, work on a puzzle or enjoy the weekly Take a Break with other patients and families.

HOPES Programs for Patients
The HOPES Program offers educational and support workshops plus wellness services for patients and families. The educational workshops include topics such as, chemotherapy, blood counts, fatigue and advance care planning to help you learn more about treatment, side effects and gain support from others with cancer.  The wellness services, such as Qigong, relaxation methods 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

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