A Caring Place at Winchester Hospital
A Caring Place for people with cancer is a retail store that carries wigs, prostheses, head coverings and much more. The professionally trained staff is available to help you select the best products for your individual needs.

The Center for Healthy Living 
From acupuncture and hypnotherapy to Reiki and massage and yoga, Winchester Hospital's The Center for Healthy Living offers a wide variety of integrative therapies designed to meet your individual needs.

Boston Cancer Support 
Boston Cancer Support was founded to disseminate information to all who have been touched by cancer by providing access to cancer support resources (ie. transportation, insurance, financial) and community outreach programs for patients, friends and caregivers north of Boston. 

Professional oncology social workers provide free emotional and practical support for people with cancer, caregivers, loved ones and the bereaved.  
800-813-HOPE (4673) 
An online platform to ask, share, learn and connect with other cancer patients. It also offers health & wellness resources, videos and newsletter updates. 

Cancer Really Sucks 
A website for teenagers designed by teenagers who have loved ones facing cancer.

Cancer Support Community
A wealth of resources and support for people living with cancer, including free counseling and support by phone and cancer-specific information. 

Caring Bridge 
Easily create a website for yourself or a loved one to share information with friends, family and other support.  The interactive site allows you to post and receive messages, coordinate tasks such as rides and meals, and initiate fundraisers or events. 

Cancer Wellness TV with free on-demand videos for cancer complementary therapies. 

Frankly Speaking About Cancer
An internet radio show that invites medical experts, opinion leaders, authors, caregivers and survivors to share information and advice on how to live a better life with cancer. 

Provides direct services to anyone affected by cancer; connects people and communities with the services they need; and calls for state, national and world leaders to help fight this disease.  
855 220-7777 

Look Good Feel Better
This program helps people with cancer deal with the appearance side effects of cancer treatment. It is open to all women with cancer who are undergoing chemotherapy, radiation or other forms of treatment.  Check the website to see if this program is offered at your hospital. 

Look Good Feel Better for Men  
This is a practical guide for helping men with some of the side effects of cancer treatment, including skin changes, hair loss, and more.

Massachusetts General Hospital Online Resources  
The Blum Cancer Resource Program’s mission is to make support services, as well as respite and community-building areas more accessible to patients and families throughout the Cancer Center. 

Reduce the stress of communication and end isolation by building a community and taking control of your cancer journey. Create your own page to communicate with friends and family.  Also, provides resources for caregivers. 
Inspiration and support for people living with cancer. 

Wig Bank Program 
The American Cancer Society (ACS) maintains the Wig Bank Program, which allows patients that are undergoing a medical treatment to obtain a synthetic wig or head covering free of charge. There are locations north of Boston in Allston, Andover, Georgetown, Haverhill, Merrimac, and Woburn. 
800 227-2345 


Bernie Siegel
Resources and inspiration for cancer survivorship.  

Relaxation, meditation and guided imagery. 

Recordings of guided imagery specific to the needs of people with cancer. 

Programs created specifically for cancer patients and caregivers


American Cancer Society Road to Recovery

Boston Cancer Support

SeniorCare, Inc. 
Serving Beverly, Essex, Gloucester, Hamilton, Ipswich, Manchester By-The-Sea, Rockport, Topsfield and Wenham. 
Travel Counseling Center 1-888-499-5324 (M-F 9am-5pm) maintains a database of transportation services on the North Shore.  

Angel Flight East
Angel Flight East (AFE) pilots provide free air travel to individuals requiring crucial medical care at distant facilities but lacking the financial ability to fly. Additional services include, the delivery of supplies to disaster areas and other compelling needs, and "compassion" flights for family members.  

Ring and Ride
Affordable shared ride services in the Merrimack Valley

MVRTA - Boston Peabody Medi-Ride Services
Low cost transportation from the Merrimack Valley to Boston Hospitals and the Lahey Clinic in Peabody

MassHealth Transportation

MassHealth PT1
Request for non-emergency transportation


Community Servings 
Community Servings provides home-delivered meals and nutrition services to individuals and families living with critical and chronic illnesses in 20 towns in Massachusetts. 

Magnolia Meals at Home 
A meal delivery program that aims to help patients by providing nourishing meals to households affected by breast cancer, thyroid cancer, kidney cancer, or soft tissue sarcoma, so that loved ones can spend quality time together. Available in some areas of Massachusetts and New Hampshire. 


Annie’s Angels Memorial Fund 
Provides grants, and sponsors fundraisers for families in need due to a life-threatening illness in New Hampshire. 

Patient Advocate Foundation
A national organization addressing insurance and healthcare access problems. 


Oncologist-approved cancer information from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). 

From the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. 

Medline Plus
The US National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health offers easy-to-read information. 

National Cancer Institute (NCI) 
The NCI is a part of the US National Institutes of Health (NIH). 

National Comprehensive Cancer Network
An alliance of 21 of the country's leading cancer centers.  

From the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania. 


ThisIs (This is Living with Cancer) (free) 
A free app for people living with cancer designed to help manage communications and connect with support and friends. Resourceful and inspiring tips. 

Calm Cancer Stress (free)
Meditations for help with stress, anxiety, sleep, discomfort and pain.

GPS4theSOUL (free) 
GPS for the Soul is based on two truths: that we all have within us a centered place of harmony and balance, and that we all veer away from that place again and again. A guide is a collection of the things that help you course-correct -- from music and poetry to breathing exercises and pictures of your loved ones. GPS for the Soul lets you play one of the guides we have assembled for you, or create your own. 

Breathing and relaxation. 

Learn to meditate with our free Basics pack, a 10-day beginner’s course that guides you through the essentials of meditation and mindfulness. It will give you a solid foundation to build your practice on. 

Spiritual Guidance 
Sounds True: Music & Interviews 24/7 

Hay House Publishing: Look Within 


Leaves Falling Gently: Living with Serious and Life Threatening Illness through Mindfulness, Compassion and Connectedness  
Susan Bauer-Wu PhD, RN  

Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery: A Step-by-Step MBSR Approach to Help You Cope with Treatment and Reclaim Your Life
Linda Carlson PhD RPsych,‎ Michael Speca PsyD RPsych,‎ Zindel V. Segal PhD 

The Journey Through Cancer: Healing and Transforming the Whole Person 
Dr. Jeremy Geffen 

Here for Now: Living Well with Cancer
Elana Rosenbaum 

Being Well (Even When You’re Sick)  
Elana Rosenbaum 

How to Live Between Office Visits: A Guide to Life, Love and Health 
Bernie S. Siegel 

Love, Medicine and Miracles: Lessons Learned about Self-Healing from a Surgeon's Experience with Exceptional Patients 
Bernie S. Siegel 

The Art of Healing: Uncovering Your Inner Wisdom and Potential for Self-Healing 
Bernie S. Siegel

Peace, Love & Healing: Bodymind Communication & the Path to Self-Healing: An Exploration 
Bernie S. Siegel 

365 Prescriptions for the Soul: Daily Messages of Inspiration, Hope, and Love 
Dr. Bernie S. Siegel

The Holistic Approach to Cancer Treatment 
David Simon and Deepak Chopra 

Inside the Miracle, Enduring Suffering, Approaching Wholeness
Mark Nepo

The Book of Awakening
Mark Nepo 

The Lahey Clinic Guide to Cooking Through Cancer: 100+ Recipes for Treatment and Recovery
By the Lahey Clinic, Keith Stuart, MD and Corrine Zarwan, MD

The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen, Second Edition: Nourishing, Big-Flavor Recipes for Cancer Treatment and Recovery
by Rebecca Katz  and Mat Edelson

Live Calm with Cancer (and Beyond...): A Patient & Caregiver Guide To Finding More Ease Through The Power of Mindfulness
Tamara Green LCSW

Diagnosis Cancer!: What Happens Next? 
by Guari Bhide, MD