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."
Learn more about patient education.

Patient Education

Explore our patient educational and support resources available through the Maxwell V. Blum Cancer Resource Program.

Learn more about the Integrative Therapies Program.

Integrative Therapies

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.

Learn more about Oncology Social Work.

Oncology Social Work

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.

Learn more about Cancer Survivorship.

Cancer Survivorship

Learn more about the resources and support that is available to help you manage all aspects of your life after your initial treatment is complete.

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.

Patient Materials

View helpful documents & resources for new patients.

Annual Conference

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

Images Boutique

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

Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Program

This program addresses the unique needs of patients with cancer ages 15-39.

Lifestyle Medicine

This program provides consultations & group visits 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.

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.

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.

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. is a non-profit marketplace and gift registry exclusively for cancer patients and their supporters. 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.