April Awareness

April 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 events, educational initiatives and links to useful web resources.


Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Awareness

Tobacco, alcohol and human papillomavirus infection are important risk factors for head and neck cancers. Because symptoms often go unnoticed, early diagnosis is the key to preventing these cancers. Roswell Park recognizes those touched by oral, head and neck cancer throughout the month of April.

Events

Head & Neck Cancer Support Group
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Additional Resources

Available Clinical Trials

About Head & Neck Cancers
Learn about different cancers of the head and neck, including oral and lip cancer; throat cancer; and nasal and sinus cancer.

Post Treatment Services for Head & Neck Cancer
Roswell Park offers a full menu of medical and supportive services that are often needed by patients with head & neck cancer, including plastic and reconstructive surgery; dentistry; and maxillofacial prosthetics.

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Testicular Cancer Awareness

Testicular cancer is most prominent in men 15-35 but can strike at any age. When found early, it has a 95 percent survival rate. Roswell Park encourages monthly testicular self-exams as the most effective method of early detection. Join us as we support patients and their families throughout April for Testicular Cancer Awareness Month.

Cancer Talk Blog Posts

Testicular Cancer: A Young Man's Disease
by Thomas Schwaab, MD, PhD
Coming Soon, April 2014

Zapping Cancer through Video Games: NutWarz
Monday, July 29, 2013

Video

Testicular Cancer 
Dr. Levine discusses treatment options and survival rates for testicular cancer

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National Minority Cancer Awareness

April 13 – 19 marks National Minority Cancer Awareness Week. Roswell Park Cancer Institute’s Office of Cancer Health Disparities Research (OCHDR), doctors, researchers, administrators & other personnel, along with our many volunteers and advocates, are dedicated to reducing cancer health disparities. OCHDR and the NOW U KNOW program offers evidence-based cancer prevention to minority and underserved communities.

Cancer Talk Blog Posts

Prostate Cancer Disparities: What African-American Men Need to Know
by Willie Underwood III, MD, MPH, MSci
Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Creating Equal Justice Through Equal Care
by Willie Underwood III, MD, MPH, MSci
Thursday, February 21, 2013

Cancer Health Disparities

Office of Cancer Health Disparities Research
Learn how RPCI's Office of Cancer Health Disparities Research (OCHDR) is working to understand, reduce, eliminate and prevent cancer disparities in vulnerable and medically underserved populations.

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Cancer Control Awareness

Throughout April, Roswell Park highlights advances in the fight against cancer and the importance of prevention and early detection. Everyone can reduce their risk by living a healthy lifestyle and taking advantage of regularly scheduled cancer screenings. Join us as we raise awareness for effective cancer control.

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AYA Cancer Awareness

April 7 - 13 marks Young Adult Cancer Awareness Week. Each year, nearly 70,000 adolescents and young adults between the ages of 15 – 39 are diagnosed with cancer in the United States. Through the support of the Steadfast Foundation, Roswell Park established the AYA Cancer Program to meet the needs of our young patients and help them beat cancer.

Cancer Talk Blog Posts

AYA Blog Series
Each month, Brandee Aquilino, PsyD, MA, and Kristen Fix, LMSW share new insights and advice for the AYA population.

Events

Young Adult Wellness Retreat
Saturday, April 5, 2014

Support Groups

Young Adult Cancer Workshop
2nd Thursday of each Month

Additional Resources

AYA Program

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