May Awareness

May is the nationally recognized month of awareness for a number of causes that impact the lives of Roswell Park patients and their loved ones. Join us as we support those who have been touched by cancer and raise awareness through a series of educational initiatives and links to useful web resources.


Skin Cancer Awareness

Non-melanoma skin cancer is common, but highly treatable. Melanoma accounts for less than 2 percent of skin cancer cases, but has a higher death rate than non-melanoma and is one of the most common cancers in young adults. In May, Roswell Park sheds light on these preventable cancers during Skin Cancer Prevention and Detection Month.

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Brain Tumor Awareness

In May, Roswell Park recognizes Brain Tumor Awareness month. Learn more about brain tumors through our list of useful links including updates on a promising new brain cancer vaccine.

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Cancer Research Awareness

Roswell Park's groundbreaking research and clinical studies offer patients access to some of the latest therapies, drugs and cutting-edge strategies. May is Cancer Research Month and our opportunity to highlight the research that fuels our mission to understand, prevent and cure cancer.

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Oncology Nurses Month 

Oncology nurses are on the front lines of cancer care and positively impact the lives of our patients. Throughout May, join Roswell Park as we proudly recognize their hard work and dedication for Oncology Nurses Month.

Cancer Talk Blog Posts

Building Bonds Through Cancer
by Deanna Batt, RN

Compassionate Cancer Care in the OR
by Christina Leo, RN

Nursing at Roswell Park is a Team Effort
by Jennifer Lindemann, RN

Finding Inspiration Through Our Patients
by Heather Wypij, RN

I Was Meant to be a Nurse
by Jean Moses Reese, RN

Read more at the DAISY Winner Blog Series

Additional Resources

The Department of Nursing 

Nominate a Nurse

Recognize a nurse that has touched your life with a DAISY Award nomination.

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National Women's Health Week

May 10-16 marks National Women’s Health Week. Roswell Park encourages women to take the necessary steps to improve their health and lower the risk of disease. Preventative screening and a healthy lifestyle is the key to wellbeing.

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