It’s become a running joke in our family: “Hey, give us a break. We don’t know what we’re doing. After all, this is our first brain tumor!”
All families who come through the doors of Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center are rookies at this, to some degree. Including ours. After all, no one plans for cancer the way they do for college. And every cancer is different.
But still, a nagging sensation remains that we should all be better at this, somehow.
If you’ve been feeling this way, read on.
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and is also celebrated as Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness Month.
If you smoke, quit. It will be the smartest decision you make on your journey to fight cancer. There’s nothing more damaging to your treatment and overall health than tobacco use. The sooner you quit the better.
The Breast Cancer Risk Assessment and Prevention Program at Roswell Park is a specialty program for women who have no personal history of breast cancer but who are at an increased risk of developing the disease.
Pregnancy can be one of the most exciting and fulfilling times of a woman’s life. Although receiving a cancer diagnosis during this period of time is rare, it can, unfortunately, still happen. It is important for women to remain educated on cancer and how it relates to pregnancy.