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Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center offers a variety of educational seminars and support groups to help adult patients and their families find tools to regain a sense of control over their lives.
Our support groups, which are geared to specific cancers and methods of treatment, give patients the opportunity to meet and share information and moral support. Our experienced, compassionate staff facilitates and guides discussion.
To learn more about support groups and seminars for patients and families, call 617-632-3301.
Presented in small-group settings to encourage questions and in-depth discussion, our seminars allow patients to:
Support Groups Calendar
Provides support for patients with advanced or metastatic cancer treated in the following clinics:
Support for family members who have lost a family member in the last year.
Support for spouses and/or partners who have lost a loved one in the last year.
Support for brain tumor patients and their caregivers.
Through this 8-session group, newly diagnosed cancer patients will learn strategies to manage stress, ways to lessen the impact of physical symptoms of cancer, and coping skills.
Two-part sessions offering an informational seminar for patients and families, followed by a support group for patients and a separate concurrent support session for family.
Support for caregivers and family members of cancer patients.
Support for women Spanish-speaking patients with all cancer diagnoses. Círculo de Vida es un grupo de apoyo para mujeres latinas con cáncer.
Support for breast cancer patients who will complete treatment in four to six weeks or who have completed treatment within the past three to four months.
Support for patients currently diagnosed with gynecologic cancer.
Open support group for patients being treated for lung cancer.
A group for patients diagnosed with any lymphoma and their caregivers. This is a chance to meet others and share experience, comfort, and support.
Support group for New England area patients dealing with melanoma.
Support for patients currently diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer.
Support group for patients with multiple myeloma.
Support group for patients who have had an allogeneic stem cell transplant within the last one to three years.
The Prostate Health Education Network focuses on the needs of black men diagnosed with prostate cancer.
Support for patients and family members dealing with sarcoma.
Support for newly diagnosed breast cancer patients.
Open to all Waldenstrõm’s patients and families in New England, regardless of where treatment is received.
Support for patients aged 18-40 who are currently in treatment or have recently completed treatment.
Young and Strong, the program for young women with breast cancer, hosts telephone support groups twice a year. During these calls you will have the opportunity to connect with others who understand the impact of living with breast cancer. For more information, including details about when the next session will be held, please email the Young and Strong team at firstname.lastname@example.org.