Helping Cancer Patients ‘Live Life to the Fullest’

SOG_9339_12-2Cancer survivors of all ages sometimes face psychological, social, or physical side effects that are long-lasting or develop later in life. With the number of survivors reaching 12 million in the U.S. today, the need for survivorship care and education is growing.

“Survivorship care is not a one-size-fits-all approach. Just like treating a cancer when a person comes in, we look at the person and the characteristics of the disease,” Ann Partridge, MD, MPH, director of Dana-Farber’s Adult Survivorship Program. “We need to tailor survivorship care as well, to help patients move forward and live life to the fullest.”

Partridge recently discussed the emerging field of cancer survivorship in a TED Talk-style presentation called a Science, Innovation, and Discovery Talk (SID Talk). Watch Partridge’s talk below: