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    Breast Cancer

    Breast Cancer Support Services and Follow-up Care

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    Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center (DF/BWCC) provides a wide range of support programs, resources and survivorship care for our patients with breast cancer. These programs and resources can help you and your family address issues that you may face as a result of your cancer, or its treatment.

    Support services

    For a full list of our support services, you can download the Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center Supportive Resources brochure. 

    Explore additional programs and services for our patients and their families at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and at Brigham and Women's Hospital.

    Specialized support groups are also available, including:

    • Breast cancer drop-in support groups
    • Support and stress management group for newly diagnosed breast cancer patients
    • Young women with breast cancer telephone support group
    • Young adult support group 
    • Metastatic breast cancer support group
    • Circle of Life: Support group in Spanish for women with cancer
    • Facing forward after breast cancer
    • Caregivers support group

    Breast cancer survivorship

    At Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center, our breast cancer specialists incorporate survivorship into each patient's overall care, so physicians and nurses in the Breast Oncology Treatment Center start helping patients become familiar with cancer survivorship even before treatment ends. This means ensuring that patients have access to survivorship services, such as fertility, sexual health, and weight management. And it means making sure that patients know about — and learn how to address — known health risks and side effects that can potentially arise from certain treatments.

    Working with Dana-Farber's Adult Survivorship Program, we help women address concerns that can be unique to breast cancer survivors, including:

    A road map for living well

    We recently launched a novel program designed to help every cancer survivor understand the specifics of their diagnosis and treatment plan, and based on this information, things they should consider moving forward.

    Every patient in the Breast Oncology Treatment Center gets a treatment summary, so you and your doctors can quickly know what medications or therapies you received during cancer treatment. We also provide each patient with a personalized survivorship care plan, which outlines clear steps for monitoring and maintaining your health after treatment ends.

    We believe that our patients should get expert survivorship care in the same way that they receive outstanding cancer care — in a comprehensive, personalized fashion.

    Learn more about survivorship services for adult patients.

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