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Since its founding in 1947, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts has been committed to providing adults and children with cancer with the best treatment available today while developing tomorrow's cures through cutting-edge research.
As a new Dana-Farber patient, you may have questions about your first visit: what to bring, how to find us, where to park, and how to prepare. We want to help make sure that your appointment is as stress-free as possible so that you get the information and support you need.
Dana-Farber has several locations for treatment. Learn about our locations, and choose the one that is most convenient for you.
We treat all kinds of adult and pediatric cancers and blood disorders. Explore diagnosis and treatment options for your cancer.
Make your appointment or second opinion with Dana-Farber today to meet with our onsite care specialists.
We care for adults and children with cancer in our specialized treatment centers, focused on specific cancer types.
Dana-Farber and our affiliated physicians are
contracted with an extensive list of local and national health insurances and
participate in their network of providers.
about our services for adult and pediatric patients who are coming to
Dana-Farber for cancer care from another country.
Find information about places to stay, places to eat, and free flight information to Dana-Farber.
A virtual visit, also called telehealth or telemedicine, lets you meet with your health care provider by video from your home or another private location. Find tips on preparing for your virtual visit.
Get general tips for what to do prior to your first appointment, what to bring with you, questions to ask your doctor, and information for visitors who accompany you.
about your rights as a patient, including privacy and non-discrimination policies, as
well as how to obtain medical records, designating a health care proxy, and
out how we ensure patient safety, handle issues related to care, work with
patient councils to improve services, and support LGBTQ+ patients.
how Dana-Farber connects with patients through a variety of communications,
including email, e-bulletins, and patient portals.