Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's
Cancer Center offers a wide range of programs and services to assist you
with the challenges of cancer and caregiving.
Caregiver support groups are held regularly. To register or learn more, view the support groups calendar or call 617-632-3301.
The Family Connections Program
at Dana-Farber provides information and resources for parents diagnosed
with cancer. Help is also available for other family members and adults
who care for children of cancer patients. Call 617-632-3301.
Licensed social workers
provide supportive counseling to patients and their loved ones. They
can help you deal with difficult emotions, feelings of depression or
anxiety, or the challenges of home and work. Call 617-632-3301.
The One-to-One program
will connect you with another caregiver who can provide information and
support. Get support from an experienced caregiver via telephone.
Psychiatrists are available through our Psychosocial Oncology program. To learn more, call 617-632-6181.
Chaplains in our Spiritual Care department offer consultation and counsel on spiritual and emotional concerns. To learn more, call 617-632-3908.
Specialists in the Pain and Palliative Care program
can help patients and their families maximize quality of life at any
stage in their illness. Experts are available to help with pain
management, provide guidance about difficult treatment decisions, and
offer emotional support. To learn more, call 617-632-6464.
Specialists can help you find community resources such as
transportation and short-term accommodations. They can also help with
applications for financial assistance from MassHealth, Social Security
Disability, and other programs. To learn more, call 617-632-3301.
The Blum Resource Center, located in the Dana building lobby, has a selection of books, CDs, and other helpful resources for information about cancer.
allows you to make an appointment, request a prescription refill, and
view some test results, among other activities. Email questions about
the site to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-745-9683.
See a comprehensive list of Dana-Farber's support services for patients and families.
This extensive list of websites covers disease-specific sites, information on cancer centers, and other helpful topics.
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