Cancer Talk

Friday, January 4, 2013 - 7:25am

When thinking about lung cancer and its risk factors, it’s natural to immediately think about smoking. However, there are other forms of lung cancer and, with them, other risk factors. Mesothelioma is a rare, but serious, lung cancer heavily linked with exposure to asbestos. Nationally, between 2,000-3,000 Americans are diagnosed with mesothelioma each year. At Roswell Park, we see a slightly elevated number of mesothelioma patients allegedly due to the high number of industrial and factory jobs in Western New York.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 - 9:35am

When my brother was diagnosed with cancer, my family’s priorities were clear: his health came first. But eventually, we also had to return to work. 

Friday, December 21, 2012 - 1:59pm

The holiday season can be a difficult time for a healthy eating regimen. But with a few tips and a little effort, you can maintain your healthy lifestyle – and waistline – in the midst of all the yummy holiday temptations:

Friday, December 21, 2012 - 1:32pm

The holidays are a time of joy and celebration; a time to reunite with family and friends and revel in tradition. However, the news of a cancer diagnosis can halt holiday cheer.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 - 2:30pm
Although you can’t gift wrap a lifetime of health, you can help your loved ones stay well with these healthy holiday gift ideas.
Friday, December 14, 2012 - 10:03am

The spinal cord is one of the most sensitive parts of the body. This delicate bundle of nerves is responsible for so many of our daily functions, and tumors in this region require immediate care and treatment.

Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 1:03pm

The poem below was submitted by one of our readers, Elizabeth, as a loving tribute to the relationship shared between her mother, who is battling stage IV breast cancer, and her father. 

Monday, December 3, 2012 - 4:08pm

Life shouldn't stop with a cancer diagnosis – especially your love life.

Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 3:22pm

Patrick Swayze, Luciano Pavarotti, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Steve Jobs. These are a few of the celebrities and public figures that have brought attention to pancreatic cancer over the years.  Despite this public spotlight, pancreatic cancer is known as the silent killer.