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    Elm & Carlton Streets
    Buffalo, NY 14263
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    Williamsville, NY 14221
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    Wheatfield, NY 14304
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Cancer Talk Blog

Monday, May 29, 2017 - 9:01am

Hank was 7 years old when he was diagnosed with a stage IV Wilms’ tumor last year.
The tumor started in his left kidney – all Wilms’ tumors begin in one of the kidneys – and by the time it was found, it was the size of his head and had spread to his abdomen and both lungs.

“His first lung CT scan looked like Swiss cheese from all of the growths,” said his mom, Christine.
The whole family was scared, including Hank.

“It was shocking,” said the third grader. “The first thought that raced through my head was, ‘Am I going to live?’”

Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 9:00am

A hospital stay can be complicated for patients who are confused or disoriented due to dementia or the effects of their medications. They need someone with them around the clock, for safety’s sake. “If patients don’t have anyone watching over them at these critical times, they’re likely to fall or can easily pull out IV lines and catheters,” says LaShaun Suttles, Hospital Clinical Assistant at Roswell Park. “Some patients are not lucid enough to know what they’re doing. They don’t recognize or realize that they need help.”

Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 1:39pm

Wearable technology has seen massive growth in the tech industry in recent years. From Apple Watch and Fitbit on your wrist to Google Glass on your head, wearables are everywhere. As technology advances, can wearable devices along with smartphone apps help aid in skin cancer prevention and detection?

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