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Dana-Farber's cancer podcast series cover a wide range of cancer-related topics, including new research, survivorship tips and patient stories. Learn about the latest treatments from our experts and hear inspiring stories from patients and caregivers.

Dana-Farber's cancer podcast series cover a wide range of cancer-related topics, including new research, survivorship tips and patient stories. Learn about the latest treatments from our experts and hear inspiring stories from patients and caregivers.
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Boston, MA

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Dana-Farber's cancer podcast series cover a wide range of cancer-related topics, including new research, survivorship tips and patient stories. Learn about the latest treatments from our experts and hear inspiring stories from patients and caregivers.

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@DanaFarber

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English


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Voices Podcast – Season 2 Episode #6: Then and Now with Multiple Myeloma Patient Linda Solomon

7/31/2017
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When Linda Solomon, a trained medical technologist, saw the results of her routine complete blood count in 2009, she knew it wasn’t good news. Solomon, then 61, was diagnosed with stage III multiple myeloma – and given three years to survive. Several rounds of chemotherapy, two stem cell transplants, and […]

Duration: 00:13:19


Voices Podcast – Season 2 Episode #5: Then and Now with Breast Cancer Survivor Gabby Spear

7/5/2017
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Gabby Spear, a young, active mom, had never noticed a lump or pain before suddenly finding her breast cancer in November 2013, when she was 38. She was shocked. But, with two young daughters, there wasn’t much time to adjust to her new normal. In the latest episode of Voices: Then […]

Duration: 00:16:20


Cancer Mythbusters Episode #6 – Is Palliative Care Only for End-of-Life Patients?

6/30/2017
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Palliative care is an often misunderstood specialty, focused on providing support and pain management strategies to cancer patients throughout all stages of their illness. This approach, which can be blended into curative cancer therapy, focuses on care for the whole person: mind, body, and spirit. Read More: Oncology and Palliative […]

Duration: 00:06:28


Voices Podcast – Season 2 Episode #4: Then and Now with Neuroblastoma Patient Emily Coughlin

6/7/2017
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Amy McHugh’s 4-year-old daughter, Emily Coughlin, was a typical kid – playful and inquisitive – until May 2009, when she started complaining of knee pain. After a visit to the pediatrician, and a misdiagnosis of Lyme disease, the family ended up at Boston Children’s Hospital, where they received a devastating […]

Duration: 00:17:05


Cancer Mythbusters Episode #5: Cancer Clinical Trials

6/1/2017
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Clinical trials are scientific studies in which new treatments – drugs, diagnostic procedures, and other therapies – are tested to determine if they are safe and effective for patients. Nearly all cancer drugs in use today were tested and made available to patients through clinical trials, making them a crucial component of […]

Duration: 00:08:46


Voices Podcast – Season 2 Episode #3: Then and Now with Male Breast Cancer Survivor Mike Johnston

5/3/2017
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When Mike Johnston felt a lump in his chest in 2009, he assumed it was a side effect of a high blood pressure medication. But after a routine doctor’s visit, followed by a mammogram and ultrasound, Johnston’s diagnosis was confirmed: He had male breast cancer. Only 2,000 men in the […]

Duration: 00:09:15


Cancer Mythbusters Episode #4: Is Cancer Contagious?

4/27/2017
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A cancer diagnosis can inspire many questions, one of the most common being, “How did I get this disease?” There are a host of different causes, and in many cases, researchers do not have a definitive answer. But is it possible for cancer to spread from person to person? In […]

Duration: 00:07:22


Voices Podcast – Season 2 Episode #2: Then and Now with Leukemia Survivor Ben Blaisdell

4/5/2017
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Ben Blaisdell was a popular 16-year-old when he started experiencing uncharacteristic chills, which led to an anemia diagnosis and, soon after, the surprising news that he had acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). The two-year treatment was tough on him and his entire family, but Blaisdell says that he wouldn’t change his […]

Duration: 00:15:18


Cancer Mythbusters Episode #3: Smoking and Lung Cancer

3/27/2017
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Every time tobacco is inhaled, it creates conditions in the body almost ideally suited to the formation of cancer. So how do experts explain lung cancer in non-smokers – and what are the significant risk factors for lung cancer other than smoking?

Duration: 00:07:45


Then and Now with Lymphoma and Breast Cancer Survivor Catherine Goff [Podcast]

3/1/2017
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When Catherine Goff was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma while attending college in the 1970s, it was the shock of a lifetime. Less surprising – but still life-changing – was her later diagnosis with breast cancer, a common secondary cancer for patients like Goff who received high doses of radiation therapy […]

Duration: 00:19:46


Cancer Mythbusters Podcast – Episode #2: Cancer Genetics and Prevention

2/24/2017
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Despite the fact that cancer survivorship is on the rise, it may seem that cancer is everywhere — and that there’s nothing we can do about it. But are we really powerless to stop certain cancers from coming our way? Or, at least, to lessen the chances of developing those […]

Duration: 00:10:44


Cancer Mythbusters Podcast – Episode #1: Breast Lumps and Cancer

1/27/2017
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Most breast lumps are not cancer. But many myths persist about the relationship between the two – including whether a woman can tell if a lump is cancer by the way it feels, and whether a small lump is less likely to be cancer than a large lump. With the help of Beth Overmoyer, MD, director of the inflammatory breast cancer program at Dana-Farber’s Susan F. Smith Center for Women’s Cancers, we debunk these myths and other common questions about breast lumps and cancer. Hear the discussion...

Duration: 00:04:03


Beyond Cancer Podcast – Episode #6: When Treatment Ends

11/30/2016
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Treatment ends. And you’re home free. That’s what many friends and family think. But cancer patients know that the time after your treatment ends can be unsettling. While the physical and logistical challenges of managing chemotherapy, radiation or surgery may be behind you, the prospect of dealing with cancer without the safety net of weekly, or even daily, contact with your care team can be daunting. Breast cancer survivors Amy Atwood and Julie Mizraji talk about how they navigated...

Duration: 00:25:44


Beyond Cancer Podcast – Episode #5: Stupid Things People Say

9/20/2016
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Stupid things. We all say them. And cancer patients have heard them all -- from the insensitive to the absurd, from nutrition tips to fertility advice, and just about everything in between. While patients can laugh (hopefully) at the remarks in hindsight, when they’re first said, they can cut deep, making patients question their decisions. In this episode of Beyond Cancer, Kim Douglass and Becky Sail discuss the stupid things they’ve heard, and more importantly, how they dealt with those...

Duration: 00:31:42


Cancer Conversations Podcast—Episode #17: The Latest in Brain Tumor Research and Treatment

9/9/2016
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Brain tumors can be among the most challenging cancers to treat. The blood-brain barrier, a natural defense mechanism that shields the brain from harm, can also prevent cancer treatments from reaching tumors. “It can be difficult to get treatments effectively into the brain,” says David Reardon, MD, clinical director of Dana-Farber’s Center for Neuro-Oncology. However, he adds that new immunotherapy treatments may be able to get through the blood-brain barrier and effectively reach tumors....

Duration: 00:36:09


Cancer Conversations Podcast—Episode #16: The Latest in Prostate Cancer Treatment and Research

8/26/2016
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Prostate cancer affects 230,000 men each year. Although diagnoses are increasing worldwide, most people die with prostate cancer and not of prostate cancer, according to Mark Pomerantz, MD, a medical oncologist in Dana-Farber’s Lank Center for Genitourinary Oncology. In this Cancer Conversations podcast episode, Pomerantz discusses genetics, risk factors, and the controversy surrounding the PSA test, a test that can detect levels of prostate-specific antigen in the body. Although PSA...

Duration: 00:31:07


Cancer Conversations Podcast – Episode #15: What You Need to Know About Lung Cancer Treatment and Research

8/12/2016
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Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in men and women, but lung cancer research is advancing rapidly and treatments are improving at an astonishing pace. “Lung cancer research has changed so much today that it’s even hard to estimate what we’re going to be doing in the future,” says Geoffrey Oxnard, MD, of Dana-Farber’s Lowe Center for Thoracic Oncology. In this Cancer Conversations podcast episode, Oxnard discusses these new developments, including targeted therapies and...

Duration: 00:27:11


Beyond Cancer Podcast – Episode #4: Exercise and Cancer

8/2/2016
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If you’re 69 and diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, what do you do? For John Barrett, the answer was easy: become a certified physical trainer. But as Barrett and Nancy Campbell, exercise physiologist at Dana-Farber, both point out, you don’t need to be an exercise zealot to incorporate exercise into your life. “Exercise needs to be a lifestyle, not an event,” Barrett says. For cancer patients in particular, it’s about working exercise into the fabric of your everyday life. That’s not...

Duration: 00:29:32


Voices Podcast – Episode #5: Balancing Motherhood and Breast Cancer

7/26/2016
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It was a warm day in November 2013 when Gabby Spear found out she had breast cancer. But even in the midst of the difficult news, her responsibilities as a mom, wife, professional, and community member remained; she knew she still had to pick up her two daughters and make it to temple service later that night. “That was the first time I realized that life doesn’t stop because of a cancer diagnosis,” says Spear, whose daughters were 6 and 3 at the time. Like Spear, fellow breast cancer...

Duration: 00:28:16


Cancer Conversations Podcast—Episode #14—The Latest in Genetics and Women’s Cancers

7/22/2016
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Advances in genetic research may improve the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of women’s cancers. “More genes are being found and fewer families are having to wonder if there is something genetic that may increase their risk, or future generations’ risk, of developing cancer,” says Judy Garber, MD, MPH, director of the Center for Cancer Genetics and Prevention at Dana-Farber and a leader in the Susan F. Smith Center for Women’s Cancers. In this Cancer Conversations podcast episode,...

Duration: 00:25:07

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