Supportive Resources

 
Support Groups and Seminars

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.

Disability Services

Both Dana-Farber and Brigham and Women's Hospital are accessible to people with disabilities, and comply with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

All buildings are wheelchair accessible, and parking assistance is available if special services are needed. There are wheelchairs at the main entrance, and security staff can provide personal assistance.

TDD phone numbers
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute: 617-632-5330
Brigham and Women's Hospital: 617-732-6458
Massachusetts TDD/Voice Relay Line: 800-439-2370 (for both hospitals)

Exercise Classes and Consults

Cancer patients and survivors can meet with Dana-Farber's exercise physiologist Nancy Campbell, who can answer fitness-related questions and provide personalized exercise tips. To schedule an appointment, call 617-632-4523.

Friends' Place

Friends' Place, on the first floor of the Yawkey Center for Cancer Care, offers personalized consultation for men, women, teens, and children experiencing temporary or permanent appearance changes following cancer treatment. Our experienced, compassionate staff can suggest a variety of ways to minimize the physical effects of cancer therapy, including radiation, chemotherapy, breast surgeries and other cancer surgeries. Call 617-632-2211.

Insurance and Financial Information

Whether you have questions about coverage, payment plans, or Medicaid applications, a financial counselor can help you sort through the details and steps needed to make your financial arrangements go smoothly. To make an appointment, call 617-632-3455.

If you have questions about your bill, please call Customer Service at 617-632-3795 or 866-408-4669.

Nutrition Services

Our nutritionists are registered dietitians who can assist you in planning an optimal diet during any stage of your cancer journey, cope with any side effects you may experience, and answer your questions about the latest findings on cancer and nutrition. Call 617-632-3006.

Spiritual Care

Through all stages of cancer treatment and survivorship, our Spiritual Care staff is available 24 hours a day to provide emotional and spiritual support for adults and pediatric patients and family members. Call 617-632-3908.

Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies

Integrative therapies, also known as complementary therapies, range from acupuncture and massage to nutritional guidance and music therapy. Patients treated at the Zakim Center credit its services with easing nausea, improving circulation, and reducing pain, stress, and anxiety associated with cancer treatment. Call 617-632-3322.