Patient- and Family-Centered Care
Dana-Farber caregivers understand that a cancer diagnosis affects each adult or child — and each family member — in different ways.
From your first visit, you'll find that our team is committed to supporting your physical and emotional needs, as well as those of your family members. To provide continuity throughout your care, you will be assigned a multidisciplinary team of health care professionals led by a medical oncologist (cancer specialist) or hematologist (blood disease specialist) who is a senior staff physician. If we are caring for your child, the team will include a pediatric oncologist or hematologist.
Specialized Care at Every Age
Patients of every age need care tailored to their needs. Just as caring for children requires a distinct set of approaches and techniques, the same is true for adults across the age span. For children, for young adults, for older adults – at Dana-Farber, our experts have the clinical expertise, experience, and compassion to treat you, your child, or your loved one with the specialized approach they need.
For Adult Patients
If you are hospitalized in Dana-Farber’s Inpatient Hospital located at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, your care team will include an attending physician (hospitalist), who will coordinate care among your specialists.
For Pediatric Patients
If your child is hospitalized at Boston Children's, the room will have bedside accommodations for one parent. Pediatric units have family support space and child activity rooms. Dana-Farber's Jimmy Fund Clinic is also built with your family in mind, providing separate waiting areas for young children and teens. Inside the clinic, private consultation rooms offer comfortable waiting areas during initial visits and second opinions.
In addition to doctors and nurses, many other members of our team will support you and your family.