RPCI Cancer Talk

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 3:38pm

No one is ever prepared to hear, “It’s cancer.” After adjusting to the shock of this news, it’s normal to have questions—and some anxiety—about how it will impact your life. Social workers are here to guide you through these challenging moments.

 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 1:55pm

Six years after treatment for kidney cancer, Robert Kayser reflects on the good fortune that led to his surprise diagnosis, successful surgery, and a healthy retirement filled with bicycling, artisan bread baking and traveling in coastal Alabama.

 

Monday, March 20, 2017 - 5:05pm

Studies show those who are overweight or obese are at greater risk for many diseases. While studies can’t conclusively prove that obesity causes cancer, there is growing evidence that higher amounts of body fat are consistently associated with increased risks for developing certain types of cancers.

Friday, March 17, 2017 - 3:59pm

When Ian Cherico was rushed to the hospital, he was in a fight for his life. “Minutes later and I could have died,” he says. Ian was only 17 years old at the time, and his body was shutting down. It all started with a headache he couldn’t shake.

Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 4:11pm
Mary Reid, MSPH, PhD, Director of Cancer Screening and Survivorship (left), greets a visitor at the grand opening of Roswell Park’s Survivorship and Supportive Care Center.

If you’ve completed your cancer treatment — whether recently or years ago — congratulations! The opening of Roswell Park’s new Survivorship and Supportive Care Center means you’ll now enjoy one-stop shopping for the follow-up care and services you need to “live your best life” as a survivor.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 11:22am

For me, green is the color of hope.

One year ago, my husband, Roman, was hospitalized at Roswell Park in Buffalo, NY for a stem cell transplant. As Canadians, when we first learned of the opportunity to have BMT at Roswell Park, we had no idea of what lay ahead. We traveled from London, Ontario to Roswell Park for probably the most important meetings of our lives. As Roman met with his physicians and had medical tests, I attended a caregivers’ orientation where an experienced nurse explained my new role.

Monday, March 13, 2017 - 4:34pm

From the time I was a little girl I always wanted to be a nurse, but sometimes things don’t always work out the way you imagine. I worked as a medical secretary at a different hospital doing insurance billing for some time before realizing that, if I was truly going to be happy, I needed to follow my passion.

Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 9:00am
Carl Cori, MD and Gerty Radnitz Cori, MD in the lab.

Gerty Cori was the first woman awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, and the third woman worldwide and first American woman to win a Nobel Prize in science. She was elected to the National Academy of Sciences and appointed to the National Science Foundation by President Harry S. Truman.

Friday, March 10, 2017 - 5:11pm

March is National Nutrition Month and this year's theme is “Put Your Best Fork Forward.” National Nutrition Month is an annual effort by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to help Americans incorporate healthy eating into their lives. Making healthier food choices can be overwhelming, but it does not have to be complicated. Small shifts in foods choices over the course of a week, a day, or even a meal can make a big difference. Simply start with a few of the following small changes to make healthier choices you can enjoy.

Friday, March 10, 2017 - 4:40pm

We are approaching that bittersweet time of year when we gain an hour of sunlight but lose an hour of sleep. At 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 12, most Americans will set their clocks ahead one hour as daylight saving time returns.