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  • Dr. Michael Hassett says that the financial burdens associated with the cost of cancer treatments is growing as people are faced with high co-payments and health insurance premiums, and he added that the new treatments are becoming will be even more costly and complex.

Tags: CopingWithCancer

  • Eleven-year-old Morgan Derby collected 500 pounds of candy to benefit Dana-Farber cancer patients. Morgan created the "Candy For Kids With Cancer" campaign three years ago when she learned she had Type 1 Diabetes and could no longer eat Halloween candy.

Tags: CopingWithCancer

  • 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

  • Dr. Ilana M. Braun comments on a new analysis that finds within two years of a cancer diagnosis, depression in patients and their spouses tends to drop back to roughly the same levels as in the general population, but is replaced by anxiety. 

Tags: BasicResearch, CopingWithCancer

  • Actress Valerie Harper, diagnosed with brain cancer, has joined the latest cast of ABC's Dancing with the Stars. Dr. Karen Fasciano says end-stage cancer patients living life to the fullest has been a growing trend that's been a part of the hospice movement.

Tags: EndOfLife, PatientSupport, BrainTumors, CopingWithCancer

  • A study led by Dr. Paul Nguyen shows cancer patients who are married when they are diagnosed with the disease have a better chance of living longer.

Tags: BasicResearch, CopingWithCancer

  • Kendal Temple, an oncology nurse at Dana-Farber, gives tips on how to help children support a friend who has cancer.

Tags: ChildhoodCancer, PatientSupport, CopingWithCancer

  • Dr. Bruce E. Johnson said due to the government shutdown, new clinical trials cannot be opened, but Dana-Farber will explore all available conventional and investigational treatment options for patients.

Tags: PatientSupport, CopingWithCancer

  • Edward J. Benz, Jr., is pleased doctors can now tell patients Dana-Farber can move forward and enroll them on newly activated clinical trials.

Tags: YawkeyCenter, CopingWithCancer

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