RPCI Cancer Talk

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. “I didn’t have anyone to talk to or anywhere I could go to seek out advice regarding what to do next because I had no idea what the disease was.”

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
Dr. Ermelinda Bonaccio, Director of Mammography, reviews a mammogram scan.

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
Sara Schneller, RN, AAS, & Ashley Keppel, AS, RN, BSN
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. Women may initially respond positively to chemotherapy, but the benefits seldom last. About 80-85 percent of people with ovarian cancer will relapse or develop chemo-resistance, according to the American Cancer Society.

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
Fear of Recurrence Q&A
It’s a common feeling among cancer patients — the disease has been eradicated and remission has been achieved, but relaxation can sometimes seem impossible.
Friday, October 9, 2015 - 9:31am

If you or someone you love is diagnosed with cancer, you probably have a lot of questions. However, it’s easy to get tongue-tied while processing the overflow of new information.

To help you maintain open and honest communication with your cancer care team, we’ve compiled a list of important questions to ask your doctor.

These questions will help you better understand your diagnosis and what to expect going forward.