Survivorship

“You have cancer.” Three words with a devastating impact not only on the patient, but on their loved ones as well. Survivorship starts at diagnosis as we begin with the help of others to put together a treatment plan and support system. Many survivors include the Partnership as part of that support system. Through timely articles on our website to a comprehensive listing of statewide resources, the Partnership is there to lend its support. For those whom palliative care is indicated to help control symptoms and side effects when treatment is no longer an option, we have resources that will keep loved ones comfortable and maximize the patient’s quality of life for as long as needed.

Tips for Coping with Stress and Uncertainty

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has recently shared a patient's tips for getting through stressful times. Check out their social media at Dana Farber (Instagram), Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (Facebook), and DanaFarber (Twitter) to see what else they are sharing. Check out their website at www.dana-farber.org to learn more!

Articles

January 13, 2021

To Tell or Not to Tell About My Mastectomy

By: Shakay J. Kizirian, MSW, LCSW

A cancer survivor discusses how she decides to discuss her mastectomy and the acceptance of her body after treatment for cancer. Read at CURE.

October 1, 2020

What are Cancer Disparities and How Are Dana-Farber Researchers Addressing Them?

This article highlights the fact that cancer disproportionately affects underserved groups, which can be attributed to numerous factors. Researchers at Dana-Farber are investigating the causes of these disparities and how we can best address them. Read at Dana-Farber.

July 10, 2020

Telling Our Stories Makes The Disease Real

By: Danielle Ripley-Burgess

Two-time colon cancer survivor Danielle Ripley-Burgess shares the importance of telling our patient stories to help others who are going through similar situations and to encourage others to take disease seriously. Read at CURE Today.

May 23, 2020

Finding Meaning While Waiting in the Infusion Chair

By: Beth Fand Incollingo

Linda Dziobek, cancer survivor and past Board Member at the Partnership, recounts her love of beading and how using her hands to create jewelry has helped her through her cancer journey while bringing joy to other cancer patients. Read at CURE Today.

November 11, 2019

Depression and Cancer

By Bonnie Annis

Cancer survivor Bonnie Annis discusses depression as a side effect of cancer and how it may arise during and after treatment. Read at CURE Today.

November 12, 2019​

Cancer as a Social Disease

By: Don Dizon, MD and Aditya Bardia, MD, MPH

In this article, Dr. Dizon, Professor of Medicine at Brown University, Oncologist at Lifespan Cancer Institute, explains the concept of cancer as a social disease and the importance of patient-centered care for addressing the needs of the patient's caregiver and family. Read at ASCO Connection.

July 17, 2019

Learning About Pathology

Medically reviewed by: Stuart J. Schnitt, MD, and George L. Mutter, MD

This article goes through and explains the different parts of a pathology report in an effort to reduce the anxiety around reading medical terminology that can be difficult to understand. Read at Dana Farber.

Resources

American Lung Association - Clinical Trials

The Joe Andruzzi Foundation - The Patient Navigator's Perspective

National Comprehensive Cancer Network - Know What Your Doctors Know: Ovarian Cancer webinar