Do you or a loved one have Lynch syndrome? Learn more about this genetic condition, which increases the risk of colon and gynecologic cancers, at our LynkedIn conference March 18.

LYNKED IN – Connecting and Empowering Lynch Syndrome Families - Dana-Farber Cancer Institute | Boston, MA

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“She called to tell me it was going to be okay,” says Erin, whose oncologist, Ann Partridge, MD, MPH, called her the night before her appointment. “That phone call meant so much to me.”

Young Woman with Breast Cancer Finds Reassurance

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If you're single and being treated for cancer at Dana-Farber, join our Young Adult Program and Young and Strong for a workshop Saturday, March 4, 10 a.m. to noon, on dating, love, and cancer. Hear from experts the ways cancer can affect dating and relationships, while meeting other patients in similar situations. To RSVP, email youngandstrong@partners.org by Feb. 27!
Blood and platelet donors make a lifesaving gift each time they donate at the Kraft Family Blood Donor Center. Our top blood and platelet donors were recognized on February 12 at the annual Breakfast of Champions at Gillette Stadium, hosted by the Kraft Family. Thanks to their dedication in 2016, we collected 7,128 units of platelets from 714 donors and 6,244 units of whole blood from 4,968...
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"My son Max is currently a patient at The Jimmy Fund Clinic where he is being treated for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. He's been a patient there since September and we've experienced nothing but fantastic care by the staff.

Max wears the same hat to every appointment, his Deadpool hat. After an appointment one day, while paying the cashier in the parking garage, a young guy happened to be...
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A stem cell transplant patient demonstrates proper technique to clean and flush her central line, while nurse Denise Desrochers, RN, CPON, watches. The demonstration-teachback is part of an innovative effort by Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s to reduce outpatient central-line-associated bloodstream infections or CLABSIs, which can be life-threatening for young patients with weakened immune...
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This week, the Friends of Dana-Farber handed out red & pink adorned bags full of cookies, cards, pencils, lemon candies, & more for Valentine's Day. Here, Joanne Marshall, Friends of Dana-Farber's co-vice president of patient services, shares a happy moment with Linda and her husband Tony.
A new study from researchers at Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center sets the record straight.

Do Childhood Leukemia Patients with Down Syndrome Need Modified Therapy?

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The Center for Prevention of Progression at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, focuses on early diagnosis and intervention for precursor blood conditions in order to prevent progression to blood cancers.

Preventing Precursor Conditions from Developing into Blood Cancers

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"Where do I get my strength and desire to continue? I’m not sure. But I’ve never been a quitter."

Shaped by the Past, Pancreatic Cancer Patient Takes Things Day by Day

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About two-thirds of cancer patients undergo radiation therapy as part of their treatment. Join us for a webchat with David Kozono, MD, PhD, a Dana-Farber radiation oncologist, on what’s new in the world of radiation. Comment with your questions and Dr. Kozono will answer as many as he can.

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Thank you, Jeopardy!, for helping raise awareness of life-saving cancer research funding at Dana-Farber. Honored to be featured in the “Good Causes” category! Who watched?!
On International Childhood Cancer Day, we take a look at how the Global Health Initiative at Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorder Center is working to improve outcomes for children worldwide.

Improving Childhood Cancer Treatment Worldwide

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All parents want to protect their children from harm, including illnesses like cancer. Here are some tips to help educate your kids about cancer prevention strategies, and ways you can lead by example.

How to Educate Kids About Cancer Prevention

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When Jeff Anderson first fell for his future wife, Karin, he was so nervous he avoided walking past the front stoop of her Roxbury home if she was sitting there. Fast forward several decades, and Jeff and Karin Anderson – now married for 22 years – share a front stoop and much more. In addition to raising five children, they have spent half of their nearly 25 years together as Dana-Farber...
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“We have to establish new routines in much of our lives after cancer,” Sharon Bober, PhD, director of Dana-Farber’s Sexual Health Program, explains. “We have to do that in our intimate lives as well.”

Tips for Maintaining Intimacy during Cancer

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Join Sharon Bober, PhD, director of our Sexual Health Program, at 1 p.m. today for a live chat on how cancer affects sexual health, and ways you can maintain intimacy during and after treatment.

Sexual Health, Intimacy, and Cancer - Dana-Farber Cancer Institute | Boston, MA

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Did you know that nearly all kinds of cervical cancer are caused by high-risk types of human papillomavirus (HPV)?

What You Should Know About Cervical Cancer

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Congratulations to Kimberly, who was diagnosed with breast cancer on January 25th, 2016, and completed her last chemotherapy session exactly one year later on January 25, 2017.