April Cancer Awareness

When Averl Anderson was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009, she was shocked to learn that, over the years, many of her relatives also had cancer. Averl made it her personal mission to discover why, of all racial and ethnic groups in the U.S., African Americans have the highest death rate and shortest survival of most cancers.

Read Averl's story and learn how she became a tireless advocate for clinical trials in underrepresented populations.

Minority Cancer Awareness: It's Time for Clinical Trials

Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Awareness

Tobacco, alcohol and HPV increase the risk for developing oral, 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.


From the Cancer Talk Blog

Support Group

Head & Neck Cancer Support Group
Meets the third Wednesday of every month at the Kevin Guest House. Call 716-845-4947 for information.

Additional Resources

Available Clinical Trials

Head & Neck Cancer Tip Sheet

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.

Testicular 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.

From the Cancer Talk Blog


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

Minority Cancer Awareness

April is Minority Health Month and Minority Cancer Awareness week is from April 11-17, 2017. 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 Control

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.