During Girls Weekend, new friends connect

May 8, 2017

For seventeen girls and patients at Dana-Farber Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, Dana-Farber’s annual Girls Weekend – a three-day arts, shopping, and food extravaganza – is a much-needed opportunity to relax and connect with new friends who also know what it’s like to have cancer. “Being a teenager – especially when you’re a girl…

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Jimmy Fund Facebook Re-Connects Two Cancer Patients 13 Years Later

April 7, 2017

In 2002, Brittany Flaherty was 15 years old and midway through her freshman year at The Bromfield School in Harvard, Massachusetts. An avid basketball player, she thought her fatigue might be from the stress most 15-year-olds experience while balancing school, sports, and friends. When it wasn’t getting any better, Brittany went to her doctor’s office,…

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Dana-Farber nutritionist breaks down nutrition facts and cancer myths

March 24, 2017

Dana-Farber nutritionist Stacy Kennedy, MPH, RD, shares her latest nutrition insight for cancer patients and speaks to some common food-related cancer myths. Watch as Kennedy answers the following questions: What are some easy ways to improve one’s diet right now? Are there specific types of foods or nutrients cancer patients should eat or avoid eating?…

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10 Evidence-Based Cancer Prevention Tips

March 3, 2017

Cancer researchers continue to explore why cancer occurs in the body – and how to stop it before it shows up. Tools like genetic testing, which looks for alterations, or mutations, in a person’s genes, can help determine whether a person is more likely to develop certain kinds of cancer. But researchers have also identified…

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