Is Cancer Really a ‘Battle’? [Podcast]

…mental health issues and emotional stress that can result from cancer treatment and survivorship—with Bill F. Pirl, MD, MPH, vice chair of Psychosocial Oncology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Transcript MEGAN:…

Can Anxiety or Depression Be a Sign of Cancer?

…syndrome with multiple symptoms,” says Fremonta Meyer, MD, a psychiatrist in the Department of Adult Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care at Dana-Farber. “Low energy, fatigue, loss of appetite – all…

How Can Social Workers Help Cancer Patients?

…of Social Work at Dana-Farber, a division of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care. Borstelmann has been a social worker at Dana-Farber for 18 years, during which she has helped guide…

What is an Oncology Hospitalist?

…and be involved with the oncology hospitalists in decisions related to their cancer treatment. The Dana-Farber team, based in the Department of Oncology Hospital Medicine, includes Brett Glotzbecker, MD; Nancy…

5 Tips for Patients Recently Diagnosed with Cancer

…words “you have cancer” can leave people feeling lost for what to do next. Here, William Pirl, MD, MPH, Vice-Chair for Psychosocial Oncology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, offers five tips…

Depression and Cancer: What You Need to Know

Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care.  “We often identify how strong people can be during cancer treatment — how they can thrive and survive — but sometimes people compare themselves to…