Patient Education

Cancer education is a vital part of the cancer treatment process for patients, families and caregivers alike. The Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center in clinical affiliation with South Shore Health offers free programs to help you and your loved ones understand and manage the physical, emotional and spiritual challenges of cancer.

Please view our current calendar of events, where you will find free and ongoing, world-leading support and resources to help you along this journey to treatment and recovery.

Learn more about different cancer types on our Screening and Prevention page. 

chemo orientation

Preparing for Treatment

Watch a video about the benefits of Chemo Orientation Class.
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If you are a cancer patient about to undergo chemotherapy at our Center or the main campus in Boston, we encourage you to attend a free orientation program—the first of its kind in our state—that will help provide answers to questions you may have about chemotherapy, what to bring with you to your treatment appointments, and any side effects you may experience and how to manage those effects.

Cancer News and Education

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Skin Cancer Awareness: Most Common Cancer is Also the Most Preventable

Skin Cancer Awareness: Most Common Cancer is Also the Most Preventable

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Testicular Cancer Awareness: Self-Exams Key for Early Detection, Better Outcomes

Testicular Cancer Awareness: Self-Exams Key for Early Detection, Better Outcomes

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Better Access, Less Red Tape: Four Reasons to Get Your MRI at South Shore Health

Better Access, Less Red Tape: Four Reasons to Get Your MRI at South Shore Health