RPCI Cancer Talk

“Your relentless perseverance through each phase of your cancer journey will bring you peace. Flow with it.”- Scott Hanel
Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - 3:41pm
Patient Stories

As a cancer survivor of 24 years, I’ve been through a significant amount of ups and downs when it comes to my health. In this environment, one learns to become fluid and quickly adapt. I’ve had the opportunity to revisit and evaluate several facets of my life—priorities, family, careers and other relationships. Twenty-four years post-diagnosis, I am still constantly making those assessments and adjustments.

Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 2:24pm
Cancer Support

Watchful waiting is a treatment approach that may be recommended in certain situations for certain types of cancer, including some blood cancers. While this method may seem frightening, understanding the reasoning and science behind it can help to ease your fears.  

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 10:39am
Patient Stories

With only a few days until Christmas, I’m doing everything I can to channel that strength and use it to begin 2017 on a grateful and optimistic note.

Friday, December 16, 2016 - 1:31pm
Patient Stories
Cancer Support
2016 introduced us to a group of special survivors, including Mary Best, who shared tips for other young adults on handling social situations involving alcohol. KayEllen Gebhart’s first-hand advice resonated with ovarian cancer survivors, we shared tips on coping with "scanxiety," and you told us what not to say to a cancer patient.
Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 3:07pm
There is an ongoing debate over the safety of e-cigarettes as the trend continues to grow in popularity. So the question remains: Are e-cigarettes good or bad?
Ariel Riddick, a single mother, helps her daughter Natalie Morley ring the Roswell Park Victory Bell.
Monday, December 12, 2016 - 1:58pm
Patient Stories
In January 2016, after Natalie Morley, age 4, was kicked in the face at daycare by another child, a lump appeared near her temple. Concerned because the lump wasn’t getting any smaller, Natalie’s mother, Ariel Riddick, took her for a series of doctor’s appointments. 
Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 3:50pm

If someone you know is battling cancer, send them a box of love! Fill the care package with thoughtful items that will be useful during treatment. Watch the video for tips!

Monday, December 5, 2016 - 3:25pm
Her infectious smile and sparkly eyes light up the room as she dances around, seemingly without a care in the world. Looking at 9-year-old, Alexis, you would never guess that she has endured a battle no child should ever have to experience.