If you have any questions or would like assistance contacting any of these services, please email the Young and Strong Program Team (email@example.com).
Adult Survivorship Program Available for all. Expertise, education, support, and care to help manage issues related to surviving cancer. This includes managing the risk of second cancers, understanding the long-term effects of treatment, and addressing social, physical, and psychological concerns.
The Adult Survivorship NPs see patients to review their Treatment Summary Plan; please call your care site directly to request an appointment. For any other inquiries, please contact the Adult Survivorship Program (617-632-4523) or send us an email.
Cancer Care and Genetics Program Consult available for all. For those at high risk of developing breast or ovarian cancer, a personalized program to accurately estimate risk and work with people in their healthcare providers is available to lower risk as much as possible. Includes a cancer risk evaluation with a genetic counselor and a doctor. Surgeons, oncologists, radiologists, and social workers are also available.
Longwood/Chestnut Hill: If you would like an appointment, please let us know or contact the Genetics Department directly (by phone 617-632-5577 or email firstname.lastname@example.org).
Family Connections Available for all. Guidance, information and resources to support the entire family, including how to talk to children about cancer, advice for partners, and creating a support network. These materials can be found on Young and Strong's Coping as a Family page. Please contact the Family Connection Program directly (617-632-2605) with questions.
Resource Specialists For Dana-Farber patients. Resource Specialists help coordinate solutions to financial and logistical challenges related to local transportation, short-term accommodations during treatment, applications for special financial assistance programs, and other needs including food and fuel assistance. If you would like to speak with a resource specialist send us an email or call the Adult Social Work Department directly (617-632-3301).
Spiritual Care For Dana-Farber patients and family members. Spirituality or faith may be a source of strength or comfort while undergoing treatment. A designated chaplain serves as part of your care team and is available to offer support and guidance during cancer treatment.
Longwood/Chestnut Hill/Merrimack Valley: For appointments with the Chaplain, please inquire directly with the clinic (617-632-3908), or contact the Young and Strong Program Team.
Londonderry: For appointments with the Chaplain, please inquire directly with the clinic (603-552-9100), or contact the Young and Strong Program Team.
Exercise Classes and Consultations For Dana-Farber patients. An exercise physiologist offers two no-cost options for patients and survivors looking to start an exercise program or modify an existing routine: exercise consults and exercise classes. If you would like an appointment, please contact us or call the Zakim Center directly (617-632-3322). South Shore: Exercise resources and physiologist consultations are available through the Center for Physical Wellness; for information, please call 781-624-4367 or email the Young and Strong Program Team.
Friends' Place Open to all. A shop at Dana-Farber’s Longwood Campus for people undergoing cancer treatment (online shopping also available). Personalized consultations available, including personal fittings for wigs, post-breast surgery bras and prostheses, and compression garments. Items available for purchase include wigs, hats, head coverings, breast prostheses, bras, camisoles, swimsuits, and lymphedema products, such as compression sleeves. Please call 617-632-2211 to schedule a consultation or email the Young and Strong Program Team.
Integrative Therapies For Dana-Farber patients and their caregivers. Integrative therapies ranging from individual treatments, such as acupuncture, massage, and Reiki, to group programs for movement, meditation, and creative arts.
Located at the Longwood location. If you would like an appointment, please email us or contact the Zakim Center directly (617-632-3322).
The below satellites have additional integrative therapy resources:
Milford: Reiki and Reflexology are available to patients upon request; please inquire with the Program Nurse on site.
Nutrition Program For all: Online information and a free app, Ask the Nutritionist: Recipes for Fighting Cancer, with searchable recipes and nutrition information. For Dana-Farber patients: Consultations for a healthy diet during and after cancer treatment based on scientifically sound nutrition research.
Longwood/Chestnut Hill/Londonderry/Merrimack Valley/St. Elizabeth’s: If you would like an appointment, please email us or contact Dana-Farber Nutrition directly (617-632-3006).
Breast Cancer during Pregnancy Program Consult available for all through the Longwood Campus. The Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center team, in collaboration with the high-risk pregnancy center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, will help to select effective treatment strategies that can be given safely, minimizing risks of harm to a developing fetus. If interested, please contact the Young and Strong Program Team.
Center for Infertility and Reproductive Surgery Consult available for all. One of the few centers in the world offering specific evaluation and therapy for women undergoing chemotherapy and radiation therapy. This includes options to preserve fertility before undergoing chemotherapy, surgery to move ovaries out of the radiation field, assisted reproductive technologies prior to cancer treatment such as egg and embryo freezing, and evaluation and treatment of cancer survivors who are experiencing infertility.
If you would like an appointment, please email the Young and Strong Program Team.
Sexual Health Program for Cancer Patients and Survivors For Dana-Farber and other hospital patients. Straightforward information about the ways cancer can affect sexuality, including private, compassionate counseling, consultation, and education to help cope with these changes and find solutions. If you would like an appointment, please email us or contact the Adult Survivorship Program directly (617-632-4523).