• Google+ Video Hangout Series: Issues in Psychosocial Oncology

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    Mark your calendars now for this upcoming Hangout:

    Young Women and Breast Cancer, April 29, 2015, 1 p.m. ET

    As breast cancer patients, young women face many different issues and difficult decisions. Join Karen Fasciano, PsyD, director of the Young Adult Program at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center, current patients, and survivors for a live discussion of the unique challenges for young women with breast cancer. 

    Tune in on Google+ 

    If you're a young woman with breast cancer and you'd like to join our panel, email us at social@dfci.harvard.edu.

    Why Hangout?

    Cancer patients, survivors, and their caregivers face more than medical challenges during cancer diagnosis and treatment. There are a variety of psychological, emotional, and social issues that come up during the cancer journey — including managing relationships, disclosing a diagnosis, working with cancer, and many more.

    Learn about the psychosocial challenges of living with cancer, or caring for a loved one with cancer, in our series of Google+ Video Hangouts, featuring experts from Dana-Farber and patients, caregivers, and survivors from across the country.

    Viewers are welcome to submit questions, which will be answered live on-air. Email questions to social@dfci.harvard.edu or ask via Twitter (@DanaFarber) using the #DFCIhangout hashtag. If you have a topic you'd like to see addressed in a future Hangout, email social@dfci.harvard.edu.

    Check this page often for word about upcoming psychosocial oncology Google+ Hangouts.

    Archived Hangouts

    View these Hangouts that have taken place:

    Navigating Clinical Trials, March 18, 2015, 1 p.m. ET

    Visitors tuned in to join Tracy Bell, RN, who works with patients on clinical trials at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center, for a Google+ Hangout. Tracy was joined by a panel of current and former cancer patients who shared their experiences about the clinical trial process. 

    View the Navigating Clinical Trials hangout 

    Managing Anxiety and Stress during Cancer Treatment, February 26, 2015

    Many Google+ visitors tuned in to join Karen Fasciano, PsyD, clinical psychologist at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center, for a Google+ Hangout to discuss anxiety and stress management when undergoing cancer treatment. Dr. Fasciano was joined by a panel of current and former cancer patients and caregivers, who shared their coping strategies.

    View the Managing Anxiety and Stress during Cancer Treatment hangout 

    Young Adults Coping with Cancer, July 30, 2014

    Dozens of Google+ visitors joined Karen Fasciano, PsyD, director of the Young Adult Program at Dana-Farber, to hear and ask about the unique challenges facing young adults with cancer. Fasciano was joined by a panel of young adult cancer patients, survivors, and bloggers, who shared their experiences, insights, and strategies for coping.

    View the Young Adults Coping with Cancer hangout 

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