A comprehensive approach to care for cancer survivors

In celebration of Living Proof week, Insight honors cancer survivors with daily posts about survivorship. 

The United States today is home to an estimated 12 million cancer survivors, thanks largely to advances in cancer treatment. But the end of treatment is not the end of the cancer experience.

For many cancer survivors and caregivers, the years after cancer treatment can bring physical and psychological challenges, says Ann Partridge, MD, MPH, founder and director of Dana-Farber’s Program for Young Women with Breast Cancer and director of the Adult Survivorship Program.

These challenges can range from managing the risk of secondary cancers to understanding the long-term effects of treatment, including physical and psychological concerns.

Dr. Ann Partridge

The Adult Survivorship Program at Dana-Farber offers people who have completed their cancer treatment a comprehensive plan for living well beyond cancer, helping patients manage issues related to surviving cancer and ensure their long-term health – and quality of life. Recognized widely as a pioneer in cancer survivorship care and research, Dana-Farber’s Adult Survivorship Program is one of eight centers in theUnited Statesthat are part of the LIVESTRONG Survivorship Center of Excellence Network.

Learn more about Dana-Farber’s resources for adult cancer survivors.

 

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