|Where is CSC Massachusetts located?
|CSC Massachusetts is currently providing services online. Stay tuned for more information on our efforts to establish a physical location the in Greater Boston area and upcoming in-person programs!
|Is CSC Massachusetts supported by health care professionals and other members of the community?
|Yes – we currently have a Community Engagement Advisory Council who support and strengthen the work of CSC Massachusetts.
|Where are other Cancer Support Communities?
|Cancer Support Community and Gilda’s Club centers are located throughout the United States, Canada, and Internationally. To find the Cancer Support Community nearest you, visit our Find Your Location page.
|What is Cancer Support Community (CSC)?
|Cancer Support Community (CSC) is a nonprofit organization that provides social and emotional support for people impacted by cancer. CSC services are research-based, led by mental health professionals, and always free of charge.
|Who needs Cancer Support Community?
|Anyone impacted by cancer – women, men, children, teens, and their families and friends – are welcome to attend programs and become members at CSC Massachusetts. We provide support, information, and community.
|What happens at Cancer Support Community?
|At CSC Massachusetts, you will find a community of free support including support groups, educational events and series, healthy lifestyle, and social activities, in a warm, welcoming setting. While we work towards building a brick-and-mortar support center, we will be offering these programs online and will work with local partners to provide in-person activities once it is safe to do so from a COVID-19 perspective.
|Is there a charge to join Cancer Support Community?
|No! Everything is free of charge for anyone attending Cancer Support Community events.
|Do I need a referral to participate?
|While a referral can be made by a member of your health care team, self-referral is encouraged.
|Can a family member or friend attend even if the person with cancer does not?
|Yes! We have specific groups for family and friends who support individuals with cancer.
|Is there a pressure to be “positive?”
|Absolutely not. Cancer Support Community is based on respect for each person’s individual experience. Cancer can trigger a range of emotions, such as anger, sadness, frustration, or worry. At CSC Massachusetts, you are welcome to come as you are.