Archive - August 2012
Tuesday, August 14, 2012 - 7:07pm
Pregnancy can be one of the most exciting and fulfilling times of a woman’s life. Although receiving a cancer diagnosis during this period of time is rare, it can, unfortunately, still happen. It is important for women to remain educated on cancer and how it relates to pregnancy.
In general, the three main types of cancer treatment at Roswell Park are surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. Each can have an effect on the mother and unborn baby. One should avoid unnecessary radiation and potential toxicity in diagnostic procedures (e.g.,...
Friday, August 10, 2012 - 8:15am
Parabens are preservatives used in some sunscreens and also in a variety of cosmetic products. Preservatives are used in products to prevent growth of microorganisms that can cause infection, much like preservatives used in food.
Questions have been raised about whether parabens have the ability to promote tumor growth, specifically breast tumors, because of their potential estrogen-like effects.
However, studies so far have not shown this to be a legitimate concern. According to an ...
Wednesday, August 8, 2012 - 8:36am
This week's edition of Roswellness Radio features a discussion about voluntary certification programs and how they assist patient care at Roswell Park. Dana Jenkins, MS, Vice President of Organizational Performance Improvement, and Margarita Coyne, RN, MS, Director of Patient Care Services talk about the importance of organizations such as The Joint Commission and The Leapfrog Group.
Saturday, August 4, 2012 - 10:00am
As manager of the Chemo/Infusion Clinic at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, I meet many new patients who experience anxiety about receiving chemotherapy. It is only natural to feel this way about treatment and potential hair loss. Patients often want to know when they will start losing their hair and why it happens.
Hair loss, also known as alopecia, occurs as a result of specific drugs used during the treatment. These drugs (Doxorubicin...
Wednesday, August 1, 2012 - 8:41am
Kirsten Moysich, PhD, MS, Professor of Oncology and Member of the Department of Cancer Prevention and Control, is part of a team at Roswell Park that works to identify when, why, and how cancer occurs. In this week's Roswellness Radio, Dr. Moysich discusses the study of epidemiology, and explores biological and environmental factors that may play a role in cancer development.
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