Cancer Talk

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 2:24pm

We all know that saying, “C’s get degrees.” But what about if the C stands for cancer?

Homework, tests, and extracurricular activities are more than enough for any student to fit into their backpacks. On top of all that, putting cancer into the equation makes for an even more difficult problem than the confusing calculus homework you have due on Monday. Being a student with cancer is tough, but with some creative scheduling and learning to lean on others, you’ll earn a master’s degree in “keeping the balance.”

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 2:34pm

When Julie Guido, a Research Administrator in Roswell Park’s Clinical Research Services department, first learned about Life Recorded, a program that helps individuals become storytellers and record a narrative about their life, she instantly thought of

Friday, August 23, 2019 - 4:47pm
You have a lot on your mind when preparing for chemotherapy or any other type of cancer treatment. It's easy to forget some of the small items that will bring you comfort during your hospital visit. Here's a look at some of the things that I always pack to help me stay comfortable during my chemotherapy appointments.
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 4:05pm

Until the 1960s, surgery and radiation were the mainstays of cancer treatment; drugs were not seen as a “cure” for cancer. With the exception of hormone therapy for men with prostate cancer in the late 1930s, drug therapies, at best, offered brief, incomplete remission.

Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 11:49am
Moms worry about their kids. It’s pretty much part of the job description. So when 36-year-old Deana Welch was diagnosed with breast cancer while 34 weeks pregnant with her fourth child, her concern was as much about her children’s well-being as it was about her own health. “My biggest concern was how to tell my kids and how to help them process what I would be going through,” recalls Deana.
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 9:22am

Roswell Park’s medical marijuana policy addresses the needs and concerns of patients, caregivers and practitioners who are registered with the NYS Medical Marijuana Program and the Roswell Park staff.

Monday, August 12, 2019 - 11:12am
Many tobacco smokers try using e-cigarettes as a way to cut back their cigarette smoking. Evidence has shown that e-cigarettes can be less harmful to a person’s health in the short-term when someone who regularly smokes completely switches to them, but they still deliver aerosols and other harmful chemicals.
Friday, August 9, 2019 - 9:44am
Recognizing signs and symptoms of illness is always a good idea, but when it comes to cancer, and especially prostate cancer, symptoms are often vague, difficult to discern from normal, or don’t appear at all until the cancer advances.
Friday, August 2, 2019 - 1:00pm

Roswell Park's End of Life and Bereavement program provides compassionate support for patients who have received a terminal diagnosis, as well as their families.