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About the Adult Survivorship Program

  • Dana-Farber’s Adult Survivorship Program, part of the Perini Family Survivors’ Center, is here to help you find expertise, education, and support to help manage issues related to surviving cancer. This includes managing the risk of second cancers, understanding the long-term effects of treatment, and addressing social, physical, or psychological concerns.

    Our physicians, nurses, researchers, and psychologists are experts in survivorship, and will work with you and your primary care physician to create a plan for living well beyond cancer.

    If you were treated for cancer as an adult (age 21 or older), you may benefit from our expertise and services.

    You do not need to have been treated at Dana-Farber in order to be seen in our Adult Survivorship Program.


  • Ann Partridge, MD, MPH, Director of the Adult Survivorship Program at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, talks about issues that cancer survivors face, and ways to promote healthy survivorship.

  • Our services

    The staff at our adult survivorship clinic can help you manage long-term and late effects of cancer treatment and guide you in living a healthier lifestyle.

    At your appointment, we will review your medical records, including past cancer diagnosis and treatment, current health status, and general quality of life.

    We’ll provide you with a comprehensive summary of recommendations that can serve as a useful guide to you and your primary care doctor, outlining potential late effects and offering helpful medical information related your past treatment and future care.

    We offer specialized expertise and services including:

    • Cardiologists who work to treat and prevent heart damage and related problems sometimes associated with cancer treatment
    • Community resource specialists to help you find survivorship resources near your home, such as advocacy, employment rights, fertility resources, financial support, health insurance, and support groups
    • Endocrinologists who diagnose and treat issues related to endocrine glands, such as the thyroid, adrenal glands, and pituitary glands
    • Exercise consultations with an exercise physiologist, to help survivors of any cancer diagnosis experience the benefits of safe, effective, regular physical activity, answer fitness-related questions, and provide personalized exercise tips.
    • Gynecologists to help with fertility issues and sexual health
    • Lymphologists to diagnose and treat issues related to the immune system in cancer survivors
    • Nephrologists who work with survivors to diagnose and treat issues related to the kidneys
    • Nutrition counseling to strengthen healthy eating habits for cancer survivors 
    • Education and support, including classes, support groups, and individual appointments designed to help cancer survivors and their family members address the emotional, mental, social, and spiritual aspects of surviving cancer.
    • Sexual health program to address changes in sexual health during and after cancer treatment

    Read our Insight blog for information and inspiration about survivorship at Dana-Farber.


  • Resources for Cancer Survivors

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    Nutrition Services

    Our nutrition experts help patients follow a healthy diet during and after cancer treatment.
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    The Leonard P. Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies and Healthy Living

    The Leonard P. Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies and Healthy Living is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for cancer patients and their families by incorporating complementary therapies into traditional cancer care.
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    For Cancer Survivors

    Dana-Farber clinicians and researchers are experts in survivorship and will work with you and your primary care physician to help you to live well beyond cancer.