May Cancer Awareness

Indoor tanning is big business, and it also markedly increases your risk for developing melanoma (the deadliest skin cancer type) and also non-melanoma skin cancers. These for-profit enterprises often shade the truth about the serious consequences of indoor tanning. Pay special attention to these “whoppers” during Skin Cancer Awareness Month. 

4 Lies Tanning Salons Tell You

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.

 

Brain Tumor Awareness

In May, Roswell Park recognizes Brain Tumor Awareness month. Learn more about brain tumors through our list of useful links.

 

Bladder Cancer Awareness

Over 79,000 new cases of bladder cancer will be diagnosed in 2017. Learn about the latest treatment approaches for this disease and review our helpful tip sheet. Additionally, bladder cancer patients considering Bacillus Calmette-Guérin treatment may download a free self-education tablet app.

 

BCG Tablet App

Patients with bladder cancer who are considering or undergoing BCG treatment can download a self-education tool that will help them to better understand their diagnosis and treatment options. The BCG treatment app is available for free through iTunes and Google Play.

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.