RPCI Cancer Talk

Monday, April 23, 2012 - 1:48pm

While their tasks may vary, the impact that our volunteers have on our quality patient care at Roswell Park is invaluable. This week we are honoring all of the volunteers who gave their time in 2011.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012 - 4:04pm

Just last month, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) released updated cervical cancer screening recommendations.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - 12:32pm

On April 8, 1987, the U.S. House of Representatives’ Joint Resolution 119 designated the third week in April as National Minority Cancer Awareness Week.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 8:31am

When discussing radiation with a patient, I’m often asked: “what side effects should I expect?”

There’s three things to keep in mind about radiation treatment side effects:

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 12:19pm

Multiple Myeloma is the second most common type of hematologic cancer, or cancer found in the cells of blood or bone marrow. Because March is National Myeloma Awareness Month, I’d like to take this opportunity to share some basic information about the disease.

Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 12:28pm

March is National Nutrition Month. We all know our eating habits have a definitive impact on our overall health. For cancer patients, nutrition is especially important as it plays an essential role in the healing and recovery process.

Friday, March 16, 2012 - 4:05pm

A diagnosis of cancer changes your life, and the lives of those closest to you, forever. It impacts you physically, emotionally, socially … every way imaginable.

Thursday, March 8, 2012 - 1:15pm

Each year, more than 50,000 people die of colorectal cancer. The good news is that death rates are on a steady decline, and the American Cancer Society (ACS) projects that the 2020 death rate will be 50% lower than the 2000 rate.

Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 2:23pm

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. It’s the perfect opportunity to find out what you should know about colorectal cancer, the third most common type of cancer in men and women.

Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 10:59am

Scott Hangauer knows all too well the consequences of using indoor tanning beds.

He has the scar to prove it.