Breast Cancer Supportive Services

Breast Cancer Psychosocial Support

Lahey’s Comprehensive Breast Health Center provides patients and their families with psychosocial support, as needed.

  • Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine: Outpatient services, which include individual treatment and medical therapies, are available for not only cancer patients but also their family members.
  • Social Work: These services include counseling patients and their families, accessing needed community and hospital resources, coordinating transportation, insurance and other practical concerns, as well as facilitating support groups.
  • Reach to Recovery: Lahey Hospital & Medical Center has partnered with the American Cancer Society to offer breast cancer patients assistance from a Reach to Recovery volunteer. Volunteers are specially trained breast cancer survivors who give patients and families an opportunity to express feelings, talk about fears and concerns, and ask questions of someone who knows first-hand about the challenges ahead.

Breast Cancer Support Groups

The Comprehensive Breast Health Center offers many support groups for breast cancer patients and their families. These groups provide an opportunity to gain support, share information and learn how others cope with cancer. For dates and times, please call 781-744-8113 (Burlington) or 781-744-7779 (Peabody).

Survivors of Breast Cancer Wellness Group

All breast cancer patients, including those who are newly diagnosed, are currently in treatment or have completed treatment, are invited.

Look Good, Feel Better Support Group

A program for female cancer patients in active treatment to help cope with appearance-related side effects from chemotherapy and radiation treatments. This program is presented through a partnership of the American Cancer Society; the Personal Care Products Council Foundation (formerly the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association Foundation); and the National Cosmetology Association.