As part of our commitment to helping patients, families and loved ones to reduce the risk of a cancer occurrence or recurrence, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute offers a wealth of supportive services and programs. We are here for our patients – from the most advanced and complex genetic testing to the lightest touch of therapeutic massage.
Read our Insight blog for information and inspiration about cancer prevention and risk reduction at Dana-Farber.
From nutrition and exercise ... to acupuncture and quitting smoking — we offer useful information and supportive techniques to help you reduce your risk of cancer or your chance of recurrence.
Ask the cancer genetics team: Reducing cancer risk through exercise Benefits of Exercise for Cancer Survivors Deliberate weight loss during treatment Ed's Story: Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle Exercise consultations Exercise linked to breast cancer survivorship Healthful, delicious recipes How to eat better and fight cancer with your fork Nutrition and cancer survivorship Nutrition Services Planning Meals Want to fight cancer with your fork? There's an app for that
Ask the Cancer Genetics Team Understanding genetic risk for cancer Do BRCA mutations increase a woman's lifetime cancer risk? How are genes involved in cancer? Genetic testing, cancer risk, and Angelina Jolie's choice Kari's story: The importance of vigilanceMagnolia's story: Advocating for yourself and others
Quit smoking: Dana-Farber expert offers tips for kicking the habit Quitting Smoking Quitting smoking after cancer treatment Tobacco Cessation Program at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Alternative therapies Integrative medicine and cancer survivorship Benefits of integrative therapies Frequently asked questions about integrative therapies
Are tanning beds safe? How to enjoy summer without raising your cancer risk Sun safety tips: Is your sunscreen protecting you? Sunscreen still 'applies' in winter months Teens and young adults overlook skin cancer risk The truth about melanoma
Slide show: "10 Ways to Lower Your Cancer Risk"
Dana-Farber's many programs for treatment and care also emphasize prevention and risk reduction. Find the program that interests you below.
Adult Survivorship Program Cancer Genetics and Prevention Program Health Library: Risk and Prevention The Leonard P. Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies Programs and Services for Adult Cancer Survivors
Are you or a loved one at risk for a specific cancer type? Do you want to help prevent a recurrence? Learn more about reducing the risk of the cancer type that concerns you.
Breast and ovarian cancer genetics and prevention Exercise linked to breast cancer survivorship Diet and exercise tips for breast cancer patients
Colon and esophageal cancer risk and prevention'No excuses' for skipping a colonoscopy to screen for colorectal cancer Simple steps to help prevent colon cancer
Prevention screening for people with family history of colorectal cancer
Endometrial cancer: recognizing the symptoms
Colon and esophageal cancer risk and prevention
Gastrointestinal cancer genetics and prevention Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) genetics and prevention
Lung cancer (Why should you quit smoking?)
Breast and ovarian cancer genetics and prevention Ovarian cancer awareness
How prostate cancer survivors can get omega-3 fats in their diets
Diet advice for stomach cancer survivors
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