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  • 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 in our Center for Cancer Genetics and Prevention, to the lightest touch of therapeutic massage in our Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies.

  • Assessing and Managing Cancer Risk

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    Center for Cancer Genetics and Prevention

    Dana-Farber’s Center for Cancer Genetics and Prevention includes a team of expert medical oncologists, gastroenterologists, geneticists, gynecologists, psychologists, surgeons, nurses, and genetic counselors, who provide cancer risk assessment and comprehensive recommendations for managing cancer risk for adults.

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    Pediatric Cancer Genetic Risk Program

    The Pediatric Cancer Genetic Risk Program at Dana-Farber/Boston Children's provides cancer risk assessment for children, comprehensive recommendations for managing cancer risk in children, and psychosocial support for families affected by hereditary cancer. 

  • Support and Strategies for Reducing Cancer Risk

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    Free Nutrition App

    Download Dana-Farber's free Ask the Nutritionist: Recipes for Fighting Cancer app that provides recipes and nutrition information that can be searched by cancer patients and others in accordance with their needs.

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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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    Eating Well During Cancer Video Series

    This video series and resource toolkit features Dana-Farber nutrition specialist Stacy Kennedy, MPH, RD, CSO, LDN, and explores how diet can help support your health and wellbeing during and after cancer treatment.
  • Top Cancer Risk Reduction Strategies

    From quitting smoking to using sunscreen, learn about 10 things you can do to lower your risk of being diagnosed with cancer. 

    Find Skin Cancer Early: Know Your ABCDEs

    With an estimated 8,500 new cases of skin cancer diagnosed in the U.S. every day, it is important that you not only protect yourself from the sun’s UV rays, but also regularly check your skin for anything out of the ordinary. This infographic shows you how.

    How Does Exercise Reduce Cancer Risk?

    This much is known: A sedentary lifestyle raises the risk of cancer, while physical activity – even moderate exercise – can reduce the risk not only of developing cancer but having a recurrence following treatment.