Friends Place



After a cancer diagnosis, you may feel as though you have lost control of your body. This is a common reaction: not only may you be facing a life-threatening disease, but you may also be experiencing changes in your physical appearance as a result of cancer treatment.

At the Friends Place, we offer the tools you need to reclaim some of what you feel is lost. Our mission is to provide hope, support, and healing in a caring environment.

The creation of the Friends Place (formerly Friends Boutique) came from a conviction that in addition to expert medical care, people with cancer benefit from psychological and educational services to help manage the ways it affects an individual's quality of life. Friends Place, located on the first floor of the Yawkey Center for Cancer Care, offers personalized consultation for men, women, teens, and children experiencing temporary or permanent appearance changes following cancer treatment.

Our experienced, compassionate staff can suggest a variety of ways to minimize the physical effects of cancer therapy, including radiation, chemotherapy, breast surgeries and other cancer surgeries.

You can make an appointment to choose a wig, be fitted for compression garments or breast prostheses, or learn how to wrap bandanas and scarves.

Friends Place
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Yawkey 1
450 Brookline Ave
Boston, MA 02215

friendsplace@dfci.harvard.edu

Customer Service

To contact us with a customer service question, call us at 617-632-2211 or send an email to friendsplace@dfci.harvard.edu.

Shipping Rates

Based on availability most orders are shipped out within two business days of receipt. All are shipped within 14 days, unless there is a manufacturer back order. Rush shipping can be accommodated.

* Regular mail $5

* UPS 3-Day $20

* Overnight $30

Product Guarantee and Return Policy

If for any reason you are dissatisfied with your purchase, we will assist you with an appropriate exchange or merchandise credit. Items need to be returned with the original receipt, tags attached and unworn. Please note that wigs/hairpieces need to be returned within 15 days with the tag attached and original packaging with original receipt for exchange or credit. If the tags have been removed or if your purchase is not in original condition and packaging, then it will be returned to you.

Payment Methods

-In Store:

-Cash, check, major credit cards (MC, Visa, AMEX, Discover), major insurances, gift certificates

-By Fax

Enclose order form and fax to 617-582-8106

-By Phone

Orders may be placed by calling our store at 617-632-2211 Monday-Friday, 8:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. EST.

-By Mail

Friends Place

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

450 Brookline Ave.

Boston, MA 02215

We gladly accept major credit cards (MC, Visa, AMEX, Discover), major insurances, or gift certificates by mail.

Insurance Billing

Generally covers the following items:

o hair prostheses

o prosthetic bras

o post-surgical garment

o breast prostheses

o prosthetic supplies

o compression garment

In order to bill directly to your insurance, we will need a prescription from your physician and a copy of your insurance card, front and back, prior to or at the time of your appointment.