Archive - November 2012
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 8:30am
In October 2012, four experts from RPCI took part in a live Breast Cancer Q&A on WBEN-AM/FM. Ermelinda Bonaccio, MD, Director of the RPCI Mammography Center; Stephen Edge, MD, FACS, Breast Center Medical Director and Chief of Breast Surgery at RPCI; James Marshall, PhD, Senior Vice President for Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences; and Kilian May, MD, Assistant...
Monday, November 5, 2012 - 9:21am
When my brother was diagnosed with brain cancer, it changed all of our lives, in ways big and small. The texture of reality shifted as anxiety and uncertainty set in. All of our future plans were placed on hold. And a new kind of normal began to replace the old, one in which doctor’s appointments were as common as coffee dates.
The fact that my brother came to Roswell Park to be treated shaped my family’s future more than any other factor. Fortunately, my mother lives just outside Buffalo, and was willing to become his primary caregiver, doing whatever he needed in...
Monday, November 5, 2012 - 11:39am
We all know what it’s like to get hit by the flu. The muscle aches and fever make us want to stay in bed for a few days until we recuperate. However, for those who are fighting cancer, the flu can lead to far more serious complications. Patients with cancer should take precautions to avoid getting the flu and let their caregiver know if they are experiencing flu-like symptoms.
Cancer patients are more susceptible to the flu because their immune systems can be impaired due to chemotherapy and radiation, and their ability to fight off infection may be weakened. Older patients...
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