In its early stages, ovarian cancer can be hard to detect — symptoms can go unnoticed or may be attributed to other more common health problems. However, symptoms do exist.

What Are the Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer? [Infographic]
After completing treatment, many cancer survivors wonder what their future will look like. Here are some things to consider after your cancer treatment is complete.

Tips for Caring for Yourself after Cancer
This weekend, eight years after receiving a stem cell transplant from an unrelated donor, 65-year-old Chuck met his 37-year-old donor, Tobias, who visited Boston from Germany to meet Chuck and his family. Despite the long distance, the two have communicated for years via email and have become good friends. This April, Chuck’s family plans to visit Germany to meet Tobias’ family. Thank you,...
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A number of HPV strains can lead to the development of cervical cancer, as well as vulvar, vaginal, penile, anal, and oropharyngeal cancer, which occurs in the middle part of the throat. Learn who should be vaccinated, and when.

Who Should Get the HPV Vaccine?
These simple habits helped Rick avoid spending the long days and weeks worrying and talking about his illness or the risks ahead. How have you kept your spirits up during prolonged hospital stays?

Making the Best of Things In The Hospital
How do doctors determine whether a growth represents relapse of a previously diagnosed cancer or — or whether it's newly developed?

When Cancer Occurs in Someone Who Has Already Been Treated, How Do Doctors Determine Whether it’s a New Tumor or the Spread of the Earlier Tumor?
Clinical trials are research studies that explore whether new treatments, diagnostic techniques, or disease-prevention strategies are safe and effective in patients. So how do you find one that would be a good match for you?

How Do I Find The Right Clinical Trial For Me?
Here's what you need to know about cervical cancer symptoms and screening. #CervicalCancerAwarenessMonth

What Are the Symptoms of Cervical Cancer?
Oncology hospitalists are a relatively new type of cancer physician — so what do they do?

What is an Oncology Hospitalist?
A new year often means making resolutions – and for many cancer patients, cancer survivors, and caregivers, making the decision to eat healthfully can help promote strength and overall good health.

How to Eat Healthfully in the New Year [Webchat]
"There are no words to describe the joy we felt when we were finally told that our sons were finished with treatment. Now both in remission, Javon and Terell only visit Dana-Farber once a year for an annual checkup, and both live full lives."

When Your Sons Are Both Diagnosed with Cancer
Are you a parent being treated for cancer? Join our Family Connections program on Saturday, Jan. 28, to meet other families and learn tips for coping as a family. Partners and school-aged children are welcome! RSVP by Jan. 20.

Navigating Cancer Together

Here are the cancer research and treatment advances we're expecting in 2017 for areas like immunotherapy, precision medicine, and cancer prevention.

Experts Forecast Cancer Research and Treatment Advances in 2017
It's official: UMass Memorial Medical Center intends to become the first academic medical center to join the Dana-Farber Cancer Care Collaborative. Welcome to the family!

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To broaden the pool of potential donors, researchers in the early 2000s developed a modified form of stem cell transplant, known as a haploidentical transplant, in which a healthy first-degree relative – a parent, sibling, or child – can often serve as a donor.

What is Haploidentical Stem Cell Transplantation?
After learning in December 2014 that her father was a carrier of the BRCA-1 gene, Katherine Saunders immediately knew she needed genetic testing. The 37-year-old mom of two had a 50-50 chance of inheriting the gene, which increases the risk of ovarian and breast cancers, and was likely responsible for the multiple breast cancer diagnoses in her father’s family.

BRCA-Positive Mom Takes Control of Her Cancer Risk
Today we're talking to Dana-Farber nutritionist Stacy Kennedy, MPH, RD about how to eat better in the New Year — and why we should eat better. Stacy will address nutrition and cancer myths, provide ideas for healthy ingredient substitutions, and answer your questions about eating well during treatment.
Today at 1:30 EST, learn strategies for eating well with cancer during a live Facebook webchat with Dana-Farber nutritionist Stacy Kennedy, MPH, RD! Stacy will address nutrition and cancer myths, provide ideas for healthy ingredient substitutions, and answer your questions about eating well during treatment. Tune in or watch the archived video later at
A big thanks to the Boston Bruins for coming to visit our pediatric patients Allison, Jack, and Jacob on Wednesday!