RPCI Cancer Talk

Monday, December 28, 2015 - 3:21pm

A polyp is an abnormal growth on the inner surface of the large intestine, which includes the colon and the rectum.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 - 10:15am

If a loved one is dealing with a cancer diagnosis during the holiday season, reach out and suggest what you can do to help. It’s a common wish for the holidays to be as normal as possible and to celebrate like they always have, but limitations of energy and finances loom large.

It’s much easier for someone to accept your offer if you provide the idea—like shoveling walks, mailing cards and packages, and putting up their tree. Put on your elf hat and get to it, or try one of these:

Tuesday, December 22, 2015 - 11:13am
A new type of clinical trial, referred to as a "basket trial," is changing the way new cancer treatments are studied.

Something very big is happening in the field of clinical trials (also called clinical research studies). It’s moving fast, and it will have far-reaching effects on the future of cancer research and treatment. It’s the launch of basket trials.

Friday, December 18, 2015 - 2:31pm

I am 28 years old and I have a plastic surgeon, but it’s not the circumstance that one would want or hope for. After having a double mastectomy, my plastic surgeon and his medical team reconstructed a brand new chest for me. They were miracle workers who hepled rebuild my confidence. But before the final result, there were several other cosmetic changes that I had to endure. Physical changes are a very real aspect of cancer.

Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 11:50am
Grocery stores can be overwhelming, but healthy choices start when you choose what to put in your cart! These 5 nutrition label tips will help you efficiently determine which foods are better for you.
Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 10:11am
Seven-year-old Lucas Leitzan is hanging out in his Roswell Park hospital room with his parents, Melissa and Mark, when an unexpected visitor arrives.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 2:34pm
Sabrina Miller assists patients in Roswell Park's Lung Cancer Screening Program.
Sabrina Miller, BA, Clinical Liaison, shares six common questions and answers about Roswell Park’s Lung Cancer Screening Program that you, and anyone in your life who may be at high risk for lung cancer, need to know.
Monday, December 7, 2015 - 12:20pm
You may know someone who doesn’t wear deodorant or antiperspirant due to fear of an increased breast cancer risk. Are their concerns supported by scientific data? According to researchers, the answer is no.
Friday, December 4, 2015 - 11:20am
2015 Tree of Hope Infographic teaser
Our annual Tree of Hope Lighting Celebration is filled with all the sights, sounds and smells of the holiday season! Check out the fun facts in this infographic and then RSVP for this year's event.
Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 10:46am
There is a lack of expectation that young adults get cancer, yet it is the number one cause of disease-related death in this age group.