• In Their Own Words: Patients Discuss Living with Brain Tumors

    Neuro-oncology patients share the challenges they face living with brain tumors and their experiences as patients at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center (DF/BWCC). Read more about our patients, their treatment, and remarkable progress under More Patient Stories.

     

    When Dr. Michael Thompson needed a doctor himself, Dana-Farber was there

    Dana-Farber neuro-oncologist Dr. David Reardon talks with his patient, Dr. Michael Thompson, about his cancer diagnosis, treatment, and care on the 2013 WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon. Dr. Reardon details some of the reasons for Dr. Thompson’s dramatic progress in fighting brain cancer. Dr. Thompson says, "I have Dana-Farber here, and that’s a good reason to be optimistic."


     

    New mom Allison Burke confronts her biggest challenge — and is doing great with treatment

    Dana-Farber nurse Jenn Rifenburg talks with her patient, Allison Burke, about her cancer diagnosis, treatment, and care on the 2013 WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon. Allison found out about her brain cancer shortly after giving birth to her first child, daughter Kenna. Just three months into new motherhood, "it was pretty shocking" to receive this diagnosis, says Allison. Her nurse Jenn says, "Allison has ... the most positive attitude ... that makes a huge difference."

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