Cancer Talk

Friday, August 23, 2019 - 4:47pm

You have a lot on your mind when preparing for chemotherapy or any other type of cancer treatment. It's easy to forget some of the small things that will bring you comfort during your hospital visit. Young Adult Survivor, Kit Kuebler, shares some of the items that she brings to her chemo appointments to stay comfortable.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 4:05pm

Until the 1960s, surgery and radiation were the mainstays of cancer treatment; drugs were not seen as a “cure” for cancer. With the exception of hormone therapy for men with prostate cancer in the late 1930s, drug therapies, at best, offered brief, incomplete remission.

Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 11:49am
Moms worry about their kids. It’s pretty much part of the job description. So when 36-year-old Deana Welch was diagnosed with breast cancer while 34 weeks pregnant with her fourth child, her concern was as much about her children’s well-being as it was about her own health. “My biggest concern was how to tell my kids and how to help them process what I would be going through,” recalls Deana.
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 9:22am

Roswell Park’s medical marijuana policy addresses the needs and concerns of patients, caregivers and practitioners who are registered with the NYS Medical Marijuana Program and the Roswell Park staff.

Monday, August 12, 2019 - 11:12am
Many tobacco smokers try using e-cigarettes as a way to cut back their cigarette smoking. Evidence has shown that e-cigarettes can be less harmful to a person’s health in the short-term when someone who regularly smokes completely switches to them, but they still deliver aerosols and other harmful chemicals.
Friday, August 9, 2019 - 9:44am
Recognizing signs and symptoms of illness is always a good idea, but when it comes to cancer, and especially prostate cancer, symptoms are often vague, difficult to discern from normal, or don’t appear at all until the cancer advances.
Friday, August 2, 2019 - 1:00pm

Roswell Park's End of Life and Bereavement program provides compassionate support for patients who have received a terminal diagnosis, as well as their families.

Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 11:17am
“We have to be really careful about health and diet and exercise, and keeping lean. If glucose can drive cancer growth, then patients with esophageal cancer probably have to be careful about their diet, their glucose intake, and make sure they're speaking to their medical professionals to get advice.”
Doctor examines spot on patients skin.
Monday, July 22, 2019 - 4:27pm
The skin is the largest organ in the body, and skin cancer is the most common of all cancers. There are three main types of skin cancer: squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma and melanoma. Of these, melanoma is the most dangerous.