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  • T: 1-978-369-1400
  • Find a physician 24/7:
    1-877-936-3776
  • TTY: 1-800-439-0183


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Cancer Support and Education Services


Be Strong Cancer Exercise Program
Breast Cancer Support Group
Cancer Support Group
Caregiver Support Group
Look Good Feel Better
Melanoma Support
Nutrition Wise for Cancer Survivorship 
Oral and Head & Neck Cancer Support Series  

 

Adult Grief Support: Loss of a Loved One Due to Illness

T: 855-774-5100
Where: Donaldson Conference Room, John Cuming Building, 1st floor, Emerson Hospital

This eight-week support group is for any bereaved adult mourning the loss of a loved one due to illness. This group, for adults, will provide participants a safe place to explore and share their grief, make connections with others experiencing similar losses, and foster coping skills along the grief journey. Sessions will be led by Emily Hatch, M.A., Bereavement Counselor with Care Dimensions. Please call for dates of next session. This program is free, but space is limited and advance registration is required by calling Care Dimensions’ Bertolon Center for Grief & Healing at 855-774-5100.

Cancer Rehabilitation Programs

T: 978-287-8200

Individual Therapy — physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech language therapy
Comprehensive evaluation and specific exercise prescription tailored to individual needs. A physician referral is needed.

Be Strong Cancer Exercise Group
Tuesdays, Thursdays: 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

This eight-week class is in collaboration with the Center for Rehabilitative and Sports Therapies and the Mass General Cancer Center at Emerson Hospital — Bethke. The class is under the direction of a qualified physical therapist and will help jump-start you on your way to fighting fatigue and improve your general well-being. The session is for eight weeks and has rolling enrollment. Please check with your physician to be sure you are able to participate.

$200 for one eight-week session. Classes are held at the Center for Rehabilitative and Sports Therapies, 310 Baker Avenue, Concord, MA.

Breast Cancer Support Group

T: 978-456-3532

Virginia Thurston Healing Garden
Harvard, MA

The Healing Garden offers different support groups, each with a different focus (Journaling, Young Women, Metastatic, Breast, Post-Treatment and In-Treatment). Please call 978-456-3532 for information.

Caregiver Support Group

T: 978-287-3428
When: Fourth Tuesday of each month, 6–7 p.m.

Where: Donaldson Conference Room, John Cuming Building, 1st floor, Emerson Hospital, Concord, MA

A support group for family, friends and caregivers — for people whose lives have been affected by cancer. This is an ongoing monthly support group to discuss common issues, experiences and resources. This support group is facilitated by a Judith Fernberg, LCSW. Please preregister by calling 978-287-3428.

Look Good Feel Better

T: 978-287-3462
When: Tuesdays, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., March 10, June 9, September 8, December 1

Where: Donaldson Conference Room, John Cuming Building, 1st floor, Emerson Hospital

Look Good Feel Better, is a free, non-medical, brand-neutral national public service program created to help women currently in treatment for cancer to help patients improve their self-esteem, and thereby manage their treatment and recovery with greater confidence. Cosmetics are supplied at no charge. Look Good Feel Better is a free program sponsored by the American Cancer Society and The Personal Care Products Council Foundation. Preregister by calling 978-287-3462 or for more information.

Melanoma Support

T: 1-800-557-6352

The Melanoma Foundation of New England sponsors free support groups for melanoma patients, survivors and caregivers. Please call for more information.

Nutrition Wise for Cancer Survivorship

T: 978-287-3462
  • Wednesdays: 3:30 pm—4:30 pm
  • February 1, May 2, September 5, December 5

When: Wednesdays: 4 p.m. – 5 p.m., March 11, June 10, September 9, December 9

Where: Donaldson Conference Room, John Cuming Building, 1st floor, Emerson Hospital, Concord, MA

Current nutrition strategies for preventing cancer recurrence will be discussed in this informal forum. Offered for individuals who have completed treatment and are striving for optimal eating habits. This program is free and led by Emerson Hospital dietitian Ena Sandler, MS, RD, LDN. Please preregister by calling 978-287-3349.

Oral and Head & Neck Cancer Support

T: 978-287-3428

When: 1st Tuesday of every month, 6–7 p.m.

Where: Donaldson Conference Room, John Cuming Building, 1st floor, Emerson Hospital

Are you struggling with your diagnosis? Searching for ways to cope with your disease? Join other patients to learn about resources to help with speech, swallowing, dental and the adjustment issues that may challenge you. Make connections with others with shared experiences. Group work is facilitated by Judith Fernberg, LCSW. Please preregister by calling 978-287-3428.