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The Susan F. Smith Center for Women's Cancers is a leader in patient-centered care. Patients are active members in their care and play a central role in all decision-making. Our center is committed to ensuring that all patients receive the medical treatment, information, and support they need. From providing support groups, counseling and social work, to nutrition consultations and integrative therapies, we are committed to helping ease the burden of cancer for our patients and their families.
Eric P. Winer, MD
Cancer can affect many aspects of a person's life. The Susan F. Smith Center for Women's Cancers at Dana-Farber provides a variety of services to help patients and their families cope with the many physical, emotional, and spiritual challenges of a cancer diagnosis and its treatment. We are committed to helping patients regain a sense of control over their lives and feel their best throughout treatment and beyond.
For individuals facing a breast cancer diagnosis, connecting to someone with a similar experience can be a great source of comfort. Our SoulMates program links survivors of breast cancer with those who are facing it for the first time.
SoulMates volunteers are trained in topics such as listening, problem solving, and confidentiality. They offer emotional support, practical coping tips, and more. They can guide patients to Dana-Farber programs and community resources. Most importantly, they help relieve fears and concerns because they understand what it's like to face cancer.
This program is currently open to all breast cancer patients age 42 and under. Volunteers must be out of treatment for at least one year. To learn more, call 617-632-6501.
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