Supportive Care

We offer a variety of education and support resources to help you and your family throughout your cancer experience, and encourage you to take full advantage of them.
The Howard Ulfelder, MD Healing Garden.
The Howard Ulfelder, MD Healing Garden.
The Howard Ulfelder, MD "Healing Garden."

Supportive Care Resources

Cancer can take a dramatic physical toll on patients’ bodies, but the mental and emotional demands of serious illness can be just as difficult. Our support programs can help patients and their families cope with the challenges of a cancer diagnosis.

Workshops & Support Groups

Find details of each of our workshops and support groups.

Support Program Calendar

Interested in joining a workshop or support group? See our Wellness and Support Program calendar.


Px provides patients, their families, and friends with a simple way to connect with the various resources available to them at the Cancer Center.

Annual Conference

All Mass General Cancer Center current and past patients and their family members and friends are welcome to attend this free conference.


Learn about Oncology Spiritual Care at Mass General Cancer Center.

Images Boutique

The oncology boutique carries a wide variety of specialized products and services, including wigs, hats, breast prostheses and more.

Lifestyle Medicine Clinic

This program provides personalized one-on-one consultations for any patient with cancer or a history of cancer who wants to improve fitness, and more.


This program provides individual support for cancer patients who have children in their lives.

Sexual Health Clinic

Are you concerned about how your cancer diagnosis may be affecting your sexual health? Interventions offered by the Sexual Health Clinic may help.

Smokefree Support Service

The Smokefree Support Service provides a free, phone-based, one-on-one tobacco counseling resource for all Cancer Center patients.

Creating a Soothing Environment

Explore the Mass General Cancer Center's art exhibit, rooftop garden, support and education hub and environmental music program that aim to create a soothing environment for patients and their families.

More Supportive Care Services:

Cancer Rehabilitation
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.

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.


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.