RPCI Cancer Talk

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 2:07pm

Sharon McCann never smoked. Neither did her parents or her husband. She did not have any of the risk factors for lung cancer. “It just happened,” she says.

Saturday, October 31, 2015 - 3:55pm

"How did I feel after learning I had breast cancer? A feeling of loneliness,” says Maria Torres, a resident of Buffalo, New York and breast and cervical cancer survivor.

Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 10:17am

Halloween is such an important holiday for many kids. But during cancer treatment, extended hospital stays or unpleasant side effects could hinder the trick-or-treating tradition. However, with a little planning and preparation you can still enjoy the day.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 11:19am

You may have heard about a technology called 3D mammography. We get quite a few questions about it from patients in our Breast Center. I’m very happy to announce that we now have the capability to offer 3D mammograms at the Roswell Park Mammography Center, but it’s important to understand what 3D mammography is used for and who will benefit most from the technology.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 - 1:15pm

The World Health Organization (WHO) has released the strongest warning yet about the link between cancer and consumption of red and processed meats. The WHO guidelines now classify processed meats as a “definite” cause of cancer, while red meats are a “probable” cause.

Friday, October 23, 2015 - 4:34pm

Over the years, I’ve witnessed my nursing colleagues at Roswell Park receive well-deserved recognition and acclaim in the form of the DAISY Award. I am very proud to now call myself a DAISY Award recipient — however I was not nominated by one of my patients.

Monday, October 19, 2015 - 12:42pm

During the Medicare Open Enrollment period many patients may have questions about the various Medicare options. This open enrollment period is the one time each year that ALL people with Medicare can make changes to their health plan, such as switching from original Medicare to a Medicare Advantage Plan or choosing a different Medicare Advantage Plan.

Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 9:43am

In 2015 alone, more than 21,000 women will receive a diagnosis of ovarian cancer and approximately 14,000 women will die of the disease. Often diagnosed at advanced stages, ovarian cancer is aggressive and particularly tough to treat.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 12:15pm

The Yroswell Street Team is comprised of dedicated high school and college students who are passionate about creating a world without cancer! Read a few of their stories and if you want to get involved, apply for the 2016 Street Team by December 7!

Monday, October 12, 2015 - 8:40am

It’s a common feeling among cancer patients — the disease has been eradicated and remission has been achieved, but relaxation can sometimes seem impossible.