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Elevate Health, Well-being and More: Thriving Together in 2024
The Lifestyle Medicine Program is hosting a free 6-part virtual series exploring strategies for boosting well-being in 2024. All cancer survivors, thrivers, and those living with cancer are welcome to join! Caregivers and family members are also welcome.

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The Lifestyle Medicine Clinic offers personalized one-on-one consultations with our lifestyle medicine team. These visits are currently being held virtually and you will be booked for an appointment regardless of Mass General Cancer Center location, and as appointments are available.

During these virtual visits, you’ll meet one-on-one with a physician or nurse practitioner who specializes in lifestyle medicine in the oncology setting. After your initial consultation, this provider will refer you to any appropriate additional services, including but not limited to:

  • Nutrition
  • Behavioral Medicine
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Cognitive Clinic
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I)
  • Rehabilitation
  • Physical Therapy

To make an appointment for the Lifestyle Medicine Clinic, please email the team at mghccsupportivecare@partners.org. Ask your oncology team to place a referral.

What is Lifestyle Medicine?

Lifestyle Medicine helps people adopt evidence-based lifestyle behaviors (such as healthy eating habits, regular exercise, managing stress, forming and maintaining healthy relationships with others, sleep hygiene, and avoidance of risky substances) to improve and maintain health as well as prevent disease.

The Lifestyle Medicine Program at Mass General Cancer Center provides personalized consultations and group visits for any patient with cancer or a history of cancer who wants to improve their physical fitness, nutrition, quality of life or adopt or resume healthy lifestyle habits.

The foundations of our program:

  • Exercise: Discuss ways to be active and resume exercise based on your current fitness level, personal goals, and cancer treatment
  • Nutrition: Individualized, evidence-based sustainable advice to help you make healthy eating choices that fit your lifestyle
  • Sleep Improvement: Improve sleep health by creating an achievable plan that incorporates behaviors such as bedtime routine and relaxation strategies
  • Stress Management: Develop strategies for reducing stress levels, integrating mindfulness into your life, and adopting other healthy lifestyle behaviors to improve your quality of life and mood
  • Positive Behavior Changes: Making healthy lifestyle changes is more than the sum of these parts. Finding ways to put these principles together into a workable action plan to build resilience is the goal

We understand that when making lifestyle changes it can be hard to know where to start! Our experts will evaluate your personal needs and work with you on defining the steps needed to help you achieve your goals. We look forward to meeting you.

Learn more about Lifestyle Medicine in this article featuring Amy Comander, MD.

Who is the program right for?

Any Mass General Cancer Center patient can benefit from this program.

Group Visits

The Lifestyle Medicine Group Visits Program is a virtual 6-week clinical program focused on helping people who have concluded treatment and who are on chronic maintenance therapy for cancer learn about how to use healthy lifestyle behaviors to improve their health, wellness, and recovery. In the group visits, you will have the opportunity to learn from our multidisciplinary team of cancer care providers who are also experts in lifestyle medicine and receive peer support.

Learn more about group visits, view FAQs, schedule and more.

PAVING the Path to Wellness for Breast Cancer Survivors

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 individuals of all ages with a diagnosis of breast cancer.

Learn about the PAVING the Path to Wellness program.



Nutrition Services

Nutrition Services

Our team of Registered Dietitians provides evidenced based & expert nutrition counseling.

Healthy Lifestyle Program

Healthy Lifestyle Program

Learn about Mass General's Healthy Lifestyle Program.

Cancer Rehabilitation Program

Cancer Rehabilitation Program

This program helps patients regain physical abilities and maintain independence.

Workshops & Support Groups

Workshops & Support Groups

Find details of each of our workshops and support groups.

Exercise Videos

The Lifestyle Medicine Program at Mass General Cancer Center recommends an exercise program for cancer patients and survivors, based on baseline fitness, personal goals, and cancer therapy to minimize side effects, prevent loss of function, and improve long-term outcomes. Our exercise videos are tailored to cancer patients and survivors and are a great step for incorporating exercise into your weekly schedule.

Lifestyle Medicine Webinar Series: Let's Get Healthy in 2023

This 7-part virtual series explores strategies for staying well during the new year.


Led by Director Amy Comander, MD, the Lifestyle Medicine Program’s multidisciplinary team of clinicians counsel cancer patients on how to benefit from the powerful, positive effects of exercise and other lifestyle changes.

Meet the team