Patient Education helps you and your loved ones to understand your diagnosis and prepare you for what to expect during your cancer journey. This wide range of information is given to you from Roswell Park experts and trusted organizations that specialize in this area of healthcare.Learn more
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.
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.
Roswell Park Cessation Services (RPCS) provides evidence-based, best practice tobacco cessation services to Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center patients, employees, healthplans, and employer-sponsored programs.
New York State Smokers’ Quitline
Based at Roswell Park and supported by the New York State Department of Health Tobacco Control Program, the NYS Smokers' Quitline has logged well over one million calls since its inception. Call 1-866-NY-QUITS (1-866-697-8487). Roswell Park was the first health care facility in Western New York to go entirely smoke-free.
The Stacey Scott Lung Cancer Registry
The first of its kind in the world, Roswell Park’s Stacey Scott Lung Cancer Registry collects and stores biological samples, scans, and medical and lifestyle information from thousands of lung cancer survivors and others at high risk for lung cancer.
Researchers track participants for five years, aiming to learn why the disease progresses in some people, but not in others. The information collected by the Registry has the potential to reveal how lung cancer begins and how it can be detected earlier so treatment can be more effective.
Lung Cancer Alliance Telephone Support Group
This support group is for lung cancer patients and their caregivers and others who have been affected by lung cancer. Led by a licensed clinical social worker, the groups “meet” via phone for one hour a week over eight weeks. Participation is free. Please call 1-800-298-2436 to learn more.
Our lung cancer program provides “navigators,” to guide patients and their families through their cancer treatment and beyond.
Lung Cancer Screening
Our Lung Cancer Screening Program is designed to detect lung cancer early — when it is most curable — by screening and monitoring the people most likely to develop the disease, especially smokers and former smokers. Our program involves taking your medical history, a physical exam and a low-dose chest CT scan.
This unique program focuses on your ongoing lifelong wellness and quality of life. Our wide range of services are designed to help you manage the emotional, physical and spiritual aspects of life after cancer.
Supportive & Palliative Care
Our Supportive & Palliative Care program provides essential support and symptom management to patients facing difficult symptoms such as pain, nausea, poor sleep, or anxiety related to cancer and its treatment, or who may be feeling overwhelmed or don't have the support they need to get through their treatment. Our team will take the time to listen to you, assess your symptoms and provide a way forward to relieve pain and other symptoms, improve quality of life and ease emotional distress and anxiety.