• Education and Support for Cancer Survivors

    Dana‐Farber's Adult Survivorship Program offers free classes, seminars, support groups, and individual appointments to help you and your loved ones find ways to cope with the transition from active treatment to long-term survivorship. Our programs include:

    What to Do When Survivorship Is New

    This is a one-hour educational seminar for adult cancer patients who have recently completed treatment, and their families and friends. Learn what to expect after treatment ends, find out about services and resources to help during the transition, and connect with other cancer survivors.

    Seminars for 2014 will be held on the following dates:

    • Mon., Mar. 3, 11 a.m. - 12 noon 
    • Thurs., Apr. 10, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. 
    • Mon., May 19, 11 a.m. - 12 noon 
    • Wed., June 4, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. 
    • Thurs., July 10, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. 
    Survivorship Education Series

    This series of 90-minute sessions, held every month, focuses on techniques and tools to help you and your loved ones adjust to life after treatment. We cover a different topic each month, ranging from managing fear of recurrence, to figuring out how to make healthy habits work for you. You can participate in person or join via telephone.

    Classes are held Monday afternoons, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Blum Patient and Family Resource Center, on the first floor of Dana-Farber's Yawkey Center for Cancer Care. You can participate in person or by telephone (with prior registration).

    Classes for the first half of 2014 are as follows:

    • March 3: Managing Fear of Recurrence: How to Keep Worry from Interfering with Life
    • April 7: Reducing Stress
    • May 19: To Tell or Not To Tell: How and What to Share about Your Cancer Experience
    • June 2: Chemobrain: Is It Real?
    • July 14: Late Effects of Cancer Treatment

    Each class is free and open to all patients and their family members. Registration is appreciated. To sign up for any class, contact Sarah Singer, MSW, LICSW, at 617-632-3751 or sarah_singer@dfci.harvard.edu.

    Stress Management for Cancer Survivors

    This six-part class (held once a week for six weeks) gives survivors and their loved ones tips for managing stress, and teaches strategies for coping with common challenges, such as fear of recurrence, difficulty sleeping, and appetite changes — all in a supportive, educational environment. We encourage attendees to try to commit to all six sessions.

    What Now? A Support Group for Adult Survivors

    This six-session support group is for adult cancer survivors who have completed treatment. It is an opportunity to share feelings and experiences, and discuss common challenges of cancer survivorship. We encourage attendees to try to commit to all six sessions. Topics covered include:

    • The Myths and Realities of Cancer Survivorship
    • Managing Fear of Recurrence
    • Navigating Changes in Relationships and in the Workplace
    • Living with Uncertainty: Making My Future My Own
    • Who Am I Now? Figuring Out the "New Normal"
    • Facing Forward: How to Fit Cancer into Post-Treatment Life

    Sessions for 2014 will be held on the following dates:

    • Wed., Mar. 5, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. 
    • Wed., Mar. 12, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. 
    • Wed., Mar. 19, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. 
    • Wed., Mar. 26, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. 
    • Wed., Apr. 2, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. 
    • Wed., Apr. 9, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. 

    If you are interested in participating in this group, please email dfci_adultsurvivors@dfci.harvard.edu or call 617‐632-4523.

  • Email
  • Print
  • Share
  • Text
Highlight Glossary Terms