RPCI Cancer Talk

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 11:50am

Dealing with a cancer diagnosis, and all that comes with it, can be difficult. However, some patients afflicted with lymphedema after treatment may undertake a whole new set of challenges.

Monday, January 6, 2014 - 7:49am

The most common malignant primary brain tumor is called glioblastoma multiforme. These tumors are often aggressive and infiltrate surrounding brain tissue.

Monday, December 23, 2013 - 1:34pm

I spend a significant part of my day at Roswell Park Cancer Institute working with couples. Together, we assess and work on any intimacy concerns that may arise during diagnosis, treatment, or post-operative recovery.

Friday, December 20, 2013 - 3:22pm

One of the best things about the holiday season is celebrating with friends and family while enjoying a smorgasbord of festive treats. But for cancer patients, maintaining a healthy lifestyle is critically important.

Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 12:50pm

Each November, we honor and remember those touched by lung cancer as part of Lung Cancer Awareness month. It’s wonderful to have a whole month set aside to focus on this disease, but it’s also very important to maintain awareness and stay educated.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 9:12am

One of the main stressors that people and patients may experience around the holidays is the pressure of expectations. There is gift giving, visiting with family, party planning and so on.

Monday, December 9, 2013 - 2:18pm

Once cancer treatment is completed, survivors often experience a whole new set of challenges that can be related or unrelated to the treatments they have undergone.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - 11:59am

I’m often asked about the difference between donating platelets and donating blood. The processes are quite similar.

Monday, December 2, 2013 - 3:29pm

Caregivers play a vital role in the lives of cancer patients. But when you are busy caring for a loved one with cancer, who’s taking care of you? It’s common for caregivers to neglect their own health when coping with the demands of such an important job.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 12:59pm

Early stage pancreatic cancer is primarily treated with surgery. However, only one-third of early stage pancreatic cancer patients in the U.S. are referred to a surgeon or a comprehensive cancer institute and undergo surgery.