Cancer Support & Survivorship

Helping you with life after cancer

Support & Survivorship at Beverly Hospital

At Beverly Hospital, your emotional and support needs are just as important to us as your cancer treatment. Our compassionate support staff is here to help you every step along your journey to recovery.

Learn about the cancer support groups that we offer.

Look Good…Feel Better for Breast Cancer Support

We are proud to offer you the Look Good...Feel Better program, sponsored by the American Cancer Society (ACS). Guided by volunteer cosmetologists, ACS designed this program for female cancer patients. Participants learn how to use make-up and skin care techniques to overcome the appearance-related effects of chemotherapy and radiation.

What To Expect

Patients learn ways to deal with cancer treatment-related hair loss using wigs, scarves and other accessories. First-time participants receive a free make-up kit. Those in active cancer treatment can attend the classes and receive materials at no charge.

In addition to the very real physical and emotional concerns of the disease, the side effects of cancer treatment can be devastating to a patient's self-esteem. Past participants in the Look Good...Feel Better program have called it an emotional lifesaver, saying it helped them return to a sense of normalcy and allowed them to smile again.

Program Sponsors

Look Good...Feel Better is a free, non-medical, product-neutral program offered through these partners:

  • American Cancer Society
  • Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association Foundation (a charitable organization supported by the cosmetic industry)
  • National Cosmetology Association

Programs are held at Addison Gilbert Hospital and Beverly Hospital.

Cancer Rehabilitation Program

Today’s cancer treatments are better than ever before. But treatments also can be toxic and impact a person's physical, mental and emotional wellness. After treatment, many cancer survivors report having a physical impairment that keeps them from getting back to the life they had before.

The specialists in our cancer rehabilitation program are here to help improve your life during and after cancer treatments.

Benefits of Cancer Rehab

Cancer rehabilitation can help with a wide variety of treatment-related conditions and their symptoms, including:

  • Pain
  • Weakness
  • Fatigue
  • Shoulder problems
  • Balance and gait problems
  • Memory and concentration issues
  • Swallowing and speech problems
  • Lymphedema (swelling of the arms or legs that can be caused by removal or damage to lymph nodes)
Expert Team on Your Side

The Center for Rehabilitation and Sport Medicine at Beth Israel Lahey Health Care Center–Danvers is proud to be certified by the STAR Program (Survivorship Training and Rehabilitation) for our cancer rehabilitation services. STAR is a nationally recognized program designed to improve the lives of people experiencing side effects from cancer treatment.

We offer coordinated cancer rehabilitation from a team of specially trained providers, including physical therapists, dietitians, occupational therapists and others who specialize in the unique needs of cancer survivors.

Get Started

The STAR cancer rehabilitation program is designed to help anyone who has problems they didn’t have before their cancer diagnosis, especially if these problems interfere with their quality of life or ability to function the way they did before.

You will need a referral from your doctor in order to participate. We are happy to work with you to determine your insurance coverage for our services.

For more information on our STAR cancer rehabilitation services, please call the Beth Israel Lahey Health Care Center–Danvers at 978-304-8700.

Cancer Support Groups

Types of Cancer We Treat

At Beverly Hospital, you have access to diagnostic, preventive and screening services for all types of cancer, including:
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Colon Cancer
  • Endometrial Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Head & Neck Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Skin Cancer

Cancer Care

Your Beverly Hospital cancer care team coordinates with other specialty providers throughout our hospital. This ensures continuity for all your care needs.