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Información para pacientes sobre el COVID-19
At Dana-Farber, your health and safety, along with the health and safety of our staff, are our top priorities. Despite the challenges to the entire healthcare community posed by COVID-19, Dana-Farber remains undeterred from our mission to provide expert,
compassionate care. We are still caring for current patients, accepting new patients, and providing second opinion consultations. Where medically appropriate, we may ask you to conduct your appointment online, by phone, or via videoconference,
or to reschedule an existing appointment. If you have questions about your appointment, please contact your care team.
Thank you for your support during this challenging time, and for entrusting your care to us.
Show your support for Dana-Farber frontline and onsite staff by posting an image and note on your Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or LinkedIn account, using the hashtag #MyDanaFarberHero.
Patient safety and quality of care are our top priorities. Learn about our revised visitor policy, what you need to know before your first visit, changes you will see at Dana-Farber, online programs and resources, and more.
Telehealth (or "virtual visits") enable patients to access clinical and supportive services at a distance through use of phone or video visits or online communications, when medically appropriate. Learn more about telehealth services at Dana-Farber and tips for preparing for your virtual visit.
The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced new challenges for the caregivers of cancer patients. Learn how to prepare your home, take everyday precautions against infection, and practice self-care.
The COVID-19 pandemic is of particular concern for cancer patients, whose immune systems may be compromised due to their disease or treatment. Learn about resources from Dana-Farber clinicians that may be helpful in caring for your cancer patients.
Dana-Farber is applying its pioneering research tradition to developing novel approaches towards understanding and treating COVID-19. We are developing groundbreaking therapeutic strategies, and are collaborating with fellow scientists worldwide.
During this time of uncertainty, many supporters are asking how to help. Learn how you can support Dana-Farber's life-saving work through donations of PPE, blood and platelets, and monetary support.
Dana-Farber testing drug to improve survival in coronavirus patients (Boston Herald - May 21, 2020)
Dana-Farber to Test Blood Cancer Drug in Coronavirus Patients (CBS Boston – May 20, 2020)
Brigham, Dana-Farber to study whether plasma from recovered coronavirus patients can be used to treat the sick (Boston Globe – May 15, 2020)
Researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Look to Plasma to Cure Sickest Coronavirus Patients (CBS Boston – May 13, 2020)
Cancer patients continue fights of their own while on guard against coronavirus (Boston.com – May 7, 2020)
Coronavirus Is Changing Cancer Treatment at Dana-Farber (CBS Boston – May 6, 2020)
'Like a new diagnosis': Cancer families struggle to continue treatment amid coronavirus pandemic (USA Today – May 1, 2020)
Dr. Jennifer Ligibel and her patient discuss breast cancer treatment during COVID-19 (WGBH radio – April 28, 2020)
Dana-Farber researchers, including Dr. Loren Wolensky, are working to combat COVID-19 (WCVB Boston – April 24, 2020)
A Dana-Farber cancer patient talks about his feelings of isolation during pandemic quarantine (Fox 25 News – April 24, 2020)
Caravan rolls by Dana-Farber to celebrate Haverhill man’s 27th birthday (Fox 25 News – April 24, 2020)
Dana-Farber started running low on PPE. Then it had an idea. (Boston Business Journal – April 22, 2020)
Inside the hospital sanitizing 2,000 disposable N95 masks for reuse by hospital workers each day (Business Insider – April 20, 2020)
Dana-Farber Changes Breast Cancer Treatment Plans During Coronavirus Pandemic (CBS Boston – April 17, 2020)
Cancer patients in Massachusetts feeling strain of coronavirus pandemic (WCVB
Boston – April 14, 2020)
The Coronavirus and Cancer: What You Need to Know Now (AARP – April 13, 2020)
Coronavirus Fight: PMC Makes $4 Million Commitment to Dana-Farber Emergency Fund (CBS Boston – April 9, 2020)
In a huge shift because of coronavirus, most doctors now ‘seeing’ patients by phone or video (Boston Globe – April 7, 2020)
The coronavirus (COVID-19) is a respiratory virus that can be easily spread from person to person. Currently, COVID-19 can be difficult to identify because it shares many symptoms with the flu. Here is what you need to know.
The coronavirus pandemic has brought sweeping changes to many of our daily routines and social interactions. It’s important to remember that the emotions you feel during this time are normal, and it’s OK to have them. It can also be valuable to work towards a plan, centered around self-care, that will allow you to address and manage your concerns.
Regular exercise helps maintain your well-being and can be especially necessary during times of acute stress. Working out — or performing moderate to vigorous physical activity that elevates your heart rate and activates muscles — can have numerous positive effects on your health, both physically and emotionally.
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), some grocery stores have been overwhelmed by people looking to stock up on supplies. Individuals are also increasingly encouraged to practice social distancing and self-quarantine. As a result, accessing fresh and healthy ingredients can be more challenging than usual.
In times of immense stress and adversity, music and the arts are sometimes viewed as nothing more than novelties: Things to be used and enjoyed in happier times. However, music may be able to help the most during these hard times.
We recommend resources and guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). You can find additional information on the U.S. Department of State and the CDC site, including more COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions and travel information and safety tips from the CDC.