April, 21st 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to challenge us to find new ways to interact as a society and within our communities. For anyone affected by cancer—in treatment, after treatment, or as a caregiver — it is common to have questions or concerns about how to keep as healthy as possible during this unprecedented time.
February, 18th 2020
A recent study addressed the need for attention to breast cancer survivors after surgery, chemotherapy, and/or radiation to shed light on the adverse effects of treatment on employment. The hope was that knowing the results could better prepare patients and healthcare providers as well as employers and policymakers.
January, 9th 2020
I feel funny saying anything negative about the cancer center where I was treated. After all, thanks to the care I received, I’m still here after two relapses and a rare fourth stem cell transplant 10 years ago. But I do have a few things to say about my life after cancer.
December, 6th 2019
How can patients manage insomnia during cancer treatment? Clare Sullivan, MPH, BSN, OCN, joined Dana-Farber for a live chat on sleep problems and insomnia. Sullivan, who is the clinical program manager for Patient Education at Dana-Farber, answered questions live and discuss how patients can prevent sleep problems.
September, 12th 2019
In a Canadian study reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Blanchette et al found the influenza vaccine was effective among patient with cancer, with greater effectiveness in patients with solid tumors vs those with hematologic malignancies.
August, 6th 2019
Even normal-weight women with visceral obesity were at heightened risk for cardiovascular disease, study found. By Pam Harrison, Contributing Writer, MedPage Today, August 06, 2019
May, 2nd 2019
In some cases, despite a cancer care team’s best effort, cancer comes back after treatment. This is known as a relapse or recurrence. The news can have a similar emotional impact to a patient’s initial diagnosis; patients may experience shock or feel overwhelmed.
February, 15th 2019
More cancer patients are living longer. Few are getting the help they need to stay healthy
June, 20th 2018
Exercise could improve the life expectancy of adults who survive cancer as children, even if the activity begins years after treatments end, according to an inspiring new study.
May, 29th 2018
A cancer diagnosis can be a life-changing event, bringing a great deal of uncertainty to one’s life. Cancer treatment can affect the physical body in the forms of weight loss, weakness, or hair loss, and can also affect mental health and wellbeing.
June, 26th 2017
If you are starting chemotherapy, knowing what to expect and having some information on how to handle side effects, can make things easier. While your oncologist provides essential medical information and prescribes drugs to help control your reactions to chemotherapy, it is likely that they have never personally experienced it. As a result, they may have limited information about its side effects and non-medical ways to deal with them.