RPCI Cancer Talk

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.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 1:19pm
Every month, we'll be hearing from a Roswell Park staff member who manages one of the quality-of-life programs for our patients. This month Chris Wesley, Volunteer Services Administrator, talks about the Arts in Healthcare program.
Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 12:55pm
Buying health insurance on the Health Benefit Exchange is a daunting task that can be fraught with pitfalls, especially if you or a family member has cancer. There are plenty of helpful resources however, and if you tread carefully and thoughtfully, you can make choices that provide the best coverage for your medical and prescription drug needs.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 3:31pm

As Childhood Cancer Awareness Month comes to a close, we want to stress the importance of long-term follow-up care and the benefits of the pediatric survivor’s clinic.

Friday, September 25, 2015 - 4:03pm
Roswell Park unveiled its brand new pharmacy this past spring, offering a convenient way for patients to retrieve prescriptions without having to make extra stops after leaving the hospital. However, the Roswell Park Pharmacy provides more than just convenience.
Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 10:28am
Tanning, whether from the sun or from indoor tanning beds, is a leading cause of skin cancer and skin aging. You owe it to yourself and your skin to stay safe from harmful UV rays and always practice sun safety.
Monday, September 21, 2015 - 2:52pm
Shashikant Lele, MD, FACOG, uses intraperitoneal chemotherapy (IP therapy) to treat patients with ovarian, fallopian tube, and primary peritoneal cancers.

Delivering chemotherapy directly to the abdomen can significantly improve survival among women with ovarian cancer—so significantly that nearly ten years ago, the National Cancer Institute issued a special clinical announcement urging oncologists to use the approach, called intraperitoneal chemotherapy. Unfortunately, many smaller hospitals and oncology practices still don’t offer it.