• Information Sheets for Cancer Survivors

    These downloadable information sheets offer general tips and guidance for many of the issues that cancer survivors typically face. Consider reviewing this information as you create your own plan for living well beyond cancer.

    • Chemobrain
      Many cancer patients experience mental clouding or fogginess during and after treatment, but there are strategies for treating and coping with such symptoms.
    • Emotional Health
      Find tips for achieving emotional health and balance after treatment ends.
    • Exercise and Cancer
      Physical activity offers far-reaching benefits for cancer survivors. We also offer exercise information specifically for survivors of breast cancer, colorectal cancer, and prostate cancer. 
    • Fatigue
      Learn tips and strategies for coping with persistent tiredness after treatment.
    • Helpful Tips for Taking Your Medication
      As a cancer survivor, you may need to take certain medications to maintain your long-term health.
    • Menopause Symptoms
      Hot flashes, night sweats, sleep disturbance, and other menopause symptoms can be common in breast cancer survivors, but there are ways to address the problem.
    • Mental Health Services
      Learn how a mental health professional can help you address common challenges of survivorship.
    • Mindfulness Resources
      Find a list of websites, smartphone apps, books, and CDs to help you relax and manage stress.
    • Nutrition and Healthy Living
      Staying active and eating a balance of nutritious foods can help boost your immune system and maintain your overall health.
    • Peripheral Neuropathy
      Learn how to cope with this nerve problem, which can cause symptoms such as numbness, weakness, cramping, tingling, burning, or pain.
    • Quitting Smoking
      Anyone can benefit from kicking the habit, but it may be especially important for cancer survivors.
    • Resources for Cancer Survivors
      Find groups and organizations to help you learn more about survivorship and resolve problems you may have.
    • Sexual Health for Women and Sexual Health for Men
      Some types of cancer treatment can affect sexual functioning; learn how to address the issue.
    • Sleep Problems
      If you have problems falling asleep or staying asleep at least three nights a week for longer than one month, you may have insomnia. Learn how to address it.
    • Swallowing Problems
      If you were treated for head and neck cancer, you may benefit from tips to deal with swallowing problems, also known as dysphagia.
    • Vasomotor Symptoms
      Learn how to handle symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, and sleep disturbance, which can be common for cancer survivors.
    • Weight Management
      Find out how electronic resources and support programs may help you maintain a healthy weight.

    If you have questions or would like to learn more about any of topics outlined here, please contact the Adult Survivorship Program at 617-632-4523 or DFCI_adultsurvivors@dfci.harvard.edu.

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