White blood cells, also called leukocytes or WBCs, are the centerpiece of the immune system’s response that helps your body fight off infections, destroy abnormal cells and prevent illness. What does it mean when levels of some of these cells are high or low?
If getting to Amherst is more convenient for you than getting to our Buffalo campus, talk to your care team about scheduling your next scan or imaging study at Roswell Park’s Scott Bieler Amherst Center on Park Club Lane.
OK, time to stifle the Thanksgiving jokes about turkey making you drowsy. Yes, there’s an amino acid called tryptophan in turkey, and it does help your body produce a chemical called serotonin, which promotes a good night’s sleep. But chicken, beef, nuts, and cheese also contain tryptophan, and no one’s pointing the finger at them. So if you nod off after dinner, it’s probably due to all the carbs in that pile of brown-and-serve rolls you scarfed down.
Ovarian cancer is among the most aggressive and toughest of all gynecological cancers to diagnose and treat. The most common kind, called high-grade serous ovarian cancer, has about an 80% chance of returning.
“I have not cried ever since my diagnosis. I didn't even cry when the doctor told me that I had cancer or when I told Dennis or my kids,” Jane says. “But I'm going to cry when I ring that Victory Bell.”