• 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.

    Dates of this seminar for Winter 2014 are:

    • Mon., Nov. 3, noon - 1 p.m. 
    • Mon., Dec. 8, 12 noon - 1 p.m.  

    This seminar is free and open to all patients and their family members. Registration is appreciated but not required. If you are interested in participating or have questions, please call the Adult Survivorship Program at 617-632-4523, or email dfci_adultsurvivors@dfci.harvard.edu.

    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.

    Classes are held 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 Winter 2014 are:

    • Mon., Nov. 3, 10:30 a.m. - 12 noon: Coping with the Holidays
    • Mon., Dec. 8, 10:30 a.m. - 12 noon: Healthy Habits and Setting Goals for 2015

    Classes are free and open to all patients and their family members. Registration is appreciated. Call the Adult Survivorship Program at 617-632-4523, or email dfci_adultsurvivors@dfci.harvard.edu.

    Sleep 8, Feel Great!

    This program is for patients who experience sleep problems after finishing active cancer treatment (sleep problems means taking more than 30 minutes to fall asleep or waking up for more than 30 minutes during the night). Participants will learn a behavioral approach to address sleep problems without the use of medication.

    This is a 3-session educational program. Attendance for all sessions is important to fully benefit from the program.

    Location: Room 308 (3rd floor) in Dana-Farber's Yawkey Center for Cancer Care
    Dates (January 2015):

    • Wed., Jan. 7, 6-7 p.m. 
    • Wed., Jan. 14, 6-7 p.m. 
    • Wed., Jan. 28, 6-7 p.m. 

    If you are interested in this program, please contact the Adult Survivorship Program to schedule a brief phone interview and to register. Call 617-632-4523, or email dfci_adultsurvivors@dfci.harvard.edu. Parking will be validated for attendees who park in Dana-Farber's parking garage. Refreshments will be served.

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