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Support Services at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center in clinical affiliation with South Shore Hospital

  • South Shore healing garden

    We also offer an array of supportive programs to patients and families, including:

    • Integrative therapies, such as massage therapy and acupuncture, which can be an effective part of cancer treatment
    • Nutritional guidance: Balanced nutrition is an important part of cancer treatment and survivorship. Our registered dietitian works with patients to design a healthful diet that can help rebuild the body's cells, improve energy level, and manage the side effects of treatment.
    • Social support: Our oncology social worker can help patients and families cope with challenging practical and emotional aspects of cancer treatment.
    • Spiritual support: a chaplain is available to offer spiritual support and comfort to patients and families.
    • A resource library with books, brochures, and internet access to help patients and families learn more about their illness and treatment
    • Healing gardens, offering a special space for quiet reflection
    • A boutique, specializing in the unique needs of people with cancer