Patients and volunteers enjoying The 11 Day Power Play Cancer Resource Center

Living with Anal Cancer

Patient Education Library

This wide range of information is given to you from Roswell Park experts and trusted organizations that specialize in this area of healthcare.

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We understand the worry and confusion that comes with a diagnosis of cancer. In addition to comprehensive medical care, Roswell Park provides a holistic range of services to help you cope with the physical, emotional, practical and day-to-day concerns related to your illness, treatment and lifelong wellness.

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The 11 Day Power Play Cancer Resource Center

Our staff can help you find reliable, current information on many cancer topics, access books, videos, computers and printers, and connect with Roswell Park and community resources. Check out our headwear boutique to find a hat, wig or scarf that’s right for you.

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Elevate Salon

The Elevate Salon is especially for cancer patients experiencing hair loss due to treatment. From the moment you step into our spa-like salon, you will feel the warmth and knowledge of our compassionate staff and volunteers. We offer pretreatment haircuts, wig fittings and styling, skin care products and more.

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Nutrition services

Our dietitians are integral members of your healthcare team and uniquely experienced in working with cancer patients to improve nutrition status before, during and after cancer treatment. Our team can help you meet vital nutrient needs to maintain strength, energy and prevent loss of muscle mass; improve your tolerance of your treatments; and promote healing to assist recovery and reduce infection risk.

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Ostomy support group

This support group offers support, education and community for patient and caregivers adjusting to an ostomy.

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Incontinence treatment

Both fecal and urinary incontinence are surprisingly common in the general population, and patients with certain cancer types and treatments may face increased risk. We offer several treatment approaches including dietary consultation, pelvic floor physical therapy and sacral nerve stimulation.

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This online Roswell Park community is for everyone whose life has been touched by cancer. CancerConnect provides a place where you can safely share your thoughts, ideas and concerns; meet other cancer patients, survivors, caregivers or loved ones; and participate in moderated information discussions.

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Assessment & Treatment Center (ATC)

This center provides medical evaluation and treatment to our current patients with urgent, but not life-threatening, symptoms. The ATC is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The ATC is not an emergency room and does not accept walk-ins; you must be referred by your Roswell Park physician or the physician-on-call.

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