RPCI Cancer Talk

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 9:07am

Energy fuels the body's internal functions to help us perform at optimal levels. When energy is low, everything takes longer to accomplish and seems more difficult.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 10:19am

We’ve all heard the expression “smiling is contagious”, and it’s true! But while we usually want to avoid contagious things, this is one case where we encourage you to share, spread and pass along your infectious smile. Numerous studies have discovered mind and body benefits resulting from smiling. Even if you are having a terrible day and nothing is going right, hear us out on how smiling can vastly improve your attitude and happiness.

Monday, February 29, 2016 - 2:53pm
One day in 1955, Dr. James Grace’s two-year-old son, Jimmy, spiked a fever of 105°. It was the first sign that the little boy had acute leukemia — a fast-moving disease that in those days had no hope of a cure. When his son died only a few months later, Dr. Grace converted his pain to passion.
Friday, February 26, 2016 - 1:02pm
Eva Noles

Late in 2015, Roswell Park and the Western New York nursing community lost a true pioneer. Eva Noles, the first African American woman to train and graduate as a registered nurse in Buffalo, died on December 2, 2015 at the age of 96.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 5:07pm

Nausea and vomiting may occur during your treatment, a few hours after your treatment (acute), or much later (delayed). Not everyone will experience this side effect, but it is most common in people who have had general anesthesia, are taking certain medications, or are receiving chemotherapy or radiation treatments.

Monday, February 22, 2016 - 4:06pm

Although Dr. Roswell Park treated patients with many different conditions, he felt especially challenged by cancer. It “kills thousands of people annually in this State…but has so far baffled the ingenuity and the ceaseless efforts of individuals for centuries,” he wrote.

Saturday, February 20, 2016 - 12:46pm

Thanks to generous donations, Roswell Park’s End of Life and Bereavement program is able to provide compassionate support for patients who have received a terminal diagnosis, as well as their families. The initiative has been supported by donations since its founding in 2002, and since then, the program has reached out to 12,000 patients and their families. Beth Lenegan, PhD, Director of Pastoral Care, tells us about her first-hand experience with this program. 

Friday, February 19, 2016 - 4:11pm
Meet #TeamRoswell: Dr. Vishal Gupta

If Vishal Gupta, MD, looks familiar, think back to Super Sunday, when he was introduced as part of #TeamRoswell's all-star lineup in our popular television commercial that aired locally during Super Bowl 50. Truly an MVP at RPCI and an expert in the field of head and neck cancer, Dr. Gupta has been providing care for patients at Roswell Park since 2013.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 12:39pm
The Flint water crisis brought the dangers of lead in water to light. Avoid lead poisoning and reduce your risk of lead exposure.

If the catastrophic water crisis in Flint, Michigan has you wondering, “Is the water in my home safe?,” you aren’t alone.

Friday, February 12, 2016 - 1:40pm

Adult women, starting at age 20, are encouraged to perform a breast self-exam at least once a month. The key to a successful self-exam is consistency. Since breasts change throughout the menstrual cycle, one week after menstruation is a good time to check for abnormalities. Perform the exam in the same manner and same position every time. If you are new to breast self-exams, here are some guidelines: