If you've ever spent time in a hospital — as an inpatient or visitor — you've probably seen volunteers offering communion and other religious services to patients. At Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, these special volunteers with the Spiritual Care Department offer a type of support that for many patients is part of their healing. Oftentimes, simply by lending an ear.
Deemed one of the landmark discoveries of the 20th century, the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) traces its history to Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. Nearly three million American men alive in 2019 are prostate cancer survivors, according to the American Cancer Society.
If a man is fortunate enough to live to 100 years old, he'll most likely pass the century mark living with prostate cancer. There's even a strong possibility that most of these centenarian men have been living with prostate cancer nearly half of the lives.
Dan Shapiro, PhD, is a cancer survivor, clinical psychologist and the Vice Dean for Faculty and Administrative Affairs at the Penn State College of Medicine.