Explore our patient educational and support resources available through the Maxwell V. Blum Cancer Resource Program.
The Katherine A. Gallagher Integrative Therapies Program offers free wellness services, such as acupuncture, yoga and music therapy, for patients with cancer and their loved ones.
Oncology social workers are licensed mental health professionals who provide support for issues that affect you and your family during cancer diagnosis, treatment, and recovery.
Supportive Care Video
At the Mass General Cancer Center, we are dedicated to treating the whole person. Meeting the psychological, emotional, and spiritual needs of our patients and their families is vital to achieving positive cancer care outcomes. Watch this video to learn about the wide variety of education and support resources we offer to help you achieve well-being and to cope with the challenges of a cancer diagnosis.
Creating a Soothing Environment
Explore the Mass General Cancer Center's art exhibit, rooftop garden and environmental music program that aim to create a soothing environment for patients and their families.
Howard Ulfelder, MD "Healing Garden"
The Healing Garden is a year-round respite for Cancer Center patients, families and friends. This rooftop garden (accessible from Yawkey 8) allows patients, families and visitors to enter into a landscaped setting for rest and solace.
Illuminations is a rotating art exhibit housed throughout the Mass General Cancer Center, and is intended to offer enlightenment and encouragement to patients, families and staff as they receive care, provide care, or accompany loved ones. Image: The Comfort Tree by Evelyn Berde.
Environmental Music Program
The Mass General Environmental Music Program brings live, high-quality music to public spaces in the hospital to create a calming and soothing environment for patients, families, and staff.
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The Mass General Cancer Center Rehabilitation Program provides personalized one-on-one consultations to help patients with cancer regain physical abilities and maintain independence.
Cancer Care Equity Program
The Cancer Care Equity Program strives to promote awareness about and access to cancer clinical trials through community outreach and education, financial assistance, and patient navigation.
Collaborative Care and Community Engagement Program
Through clinical innovation, research, education, and advocacy, the Collaborative Care and Community Engagement Program aims to prevent premature cancer mortality and improve the quality of life of individuals affected by mental illness and cancer.
The Network for Patients and Families
This peer support program matches patients and family members with volunteers who are experienced in living with a similar type of cancer.
Palliative Care Program (Outpatient Services)
Our palliative care specialists focus on improving the quality of life of people facing serious illness. From the time of diagnosis, we provide expert management of pain and other symptoms; guidance with difficult treatment choices; and emotional and spiritual support for you and your family. Talk with your doctor or nurse for a referral.
PAVING the Path to Wellness
Based on the principles of lifestyle medicine, PAVING the Path to Wellness is a 12-week program which provides education on the importance of physical activity, healthy eating, sleep, stress management, and the power of personal connections for women of all ages with a diagnosis of breast cancer.
Peer Mentoring Program
The Mass General Cancer Center Peer Mentoring Program is a one-to-one support program that offers patients and family members the opportunity to speak by telephone with an experienced patient.
Substance Use Treatment Services
There are several different options available at Mass General for the treatment of substance use disorders. If you or a family member are struggling with addiction, please talk with your doctor about a referral or reach out directly to one of our programs.
WeGotThis.org is a non-profit marketplace and gift registry exclusively for cancer patients and their supporters. WeGotThis.org provides patients and their caregivers with the ability to create a registry so that supporters can help provide them with products and services that they need during treatment. Learn more here.
Supportive Care at Mass General Cancer Center
We are dedicated to treating the whole person. The physical, psychological, and spiritual needs of patients and their families are all vital to achieving positive cancer care outcomes. We offer a wide variety of education and support resources to help patients and their families cope with the challenges of a cancer diagnosis.