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  • Dr. Ann Partridge discusses new efforts for improved survivorship care. Catherine Fitch, a former Dana-Farber patient, provides insight into the challenges she has faced in the 36 years since surviving Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Tags: Survivorship, Lymphoma

  • Children diagnosed with cancer remain at risk from a variety of serious, long-term complications. Dr. Lisa Diller from Dana-Farber/Children's Hospital Cancer Center says that new treatments can mitigate these risks for the next generation of pediatric cancer survivors.

Tags: BreastCancer, ChildhoodCancer, Survivorship

  • The treatment for some cancers can put a cancer patient at risk years later for secondary cancers and related disorders, including myelodysplastic syndrome, says Dr. David Steensma.

Tags: Survivorship

  • Dr. Lawrence Shulman writes that the controversy surrounding Lance Armstrong and his cycling career should not diminish the importance and impact of Armstrong's advocacy on behalf of cancer patients and cancer survivors worldwide.

Tags: PatientEducation, PatientSupport, Survivorship

  • Sarah Reed, a social worker with the Adult Survivorship Program at Dana-Farber, offers some tips for cancer patients and others dealing with chronic illnesses to help them manage the holidays.

Tags: PatientSupport, Survivorship, CopingWithCancer

  • Cancer survivors face many long-term effects of treatment, but the adverse effects on sexual health are often ignored, said Dr. Sharon Bober of Dana-Farber’s Sexual Health Program. The program is one of the first of its kind to be based in a cancer center and helps cancer survivors address sexual issues.

Tags: PatientSupport, Survivorship, CopingWithCancer

  • LIVESTRONG at the West Roxbury Y is an adult cancer survivor program focusing on improving participants' physical health through exercise. Participants are involved in a research project conducted by Dana-Farber and the Yale School of Public Health to gauge the overall effects of the LIVESTRONG program on cancer survivors.

Tags: Exercise, Survivorship

  • Dr. Gabriel Brooks commented on a new study showing Medicare spending for patients with advanced cancer is not linked to differences in survival.

Tags: BreastCancer, ColonCancer, LungCancer, PancreaticCancer, ProstateCancer, Survivorship

  • In a family targeted by disease for four generations, members speak out about choosing to have preventative surgeries to avoid cancer.

Tags: Survivorship

  • Researchers at Dana-Farber have developed a brief questionnaire that can help identify cancer survivors most in need of psychological help.

Tags: BasicResearch, Survivorship

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