RPCI Cancer Talk

Averl Anderson, breast cancer survivor and advocate, is a minister with Greater Emmanuel Temple in Buffalo and a chaplain at Erie County Medical Center and at Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
Monday, April 21, 2014 - 10:04am

I didn’t know much about cancer when I was growing up. My family never talked about it in front of the children. So, when I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009, I was shocked to learn that over the years, many of my relatives also had cancer.  And too many of them had died from it.

Monday, April 21, 2014 - 11:29am

Testicular cancer is most prominent in men 15-35 but can strike at any age. When caught early and treated properly, it has a 90 percent cure rate. Men can up their odds of successful recovery through education and early detection. Starting at 15 years old, young men should perform monthly self-exams.

Roberto Pili, MD
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 1:57pm

Many dietary studies have been done showing the connection between nutrition and cancer. However, there is a lack of research focusing solely on the effect that protein has on tumor growth inhibition, specifically for prostate and breast cancers. Dr. Luigi Fontana at Washington University of St.

Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 3:09pm

Roswell Park volunteers exude compassion and generosity – qualities that impact the lives of our patients and inspire hope and positivity. They see every task as an opportunity to extend kindness to those in need. Without hesitation, our volunteers offer a helping hand, a warm smile or heart-felt greeting to everyone that walks through the RPCI doors.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 10:34am

Mention the word colonoscopy, and many people get a bit uneasy. Yet the colonoscopy is one of our best tools for diagnosing colon cancer, and remains to this day the gold standard.

Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 9:05am

Each year, nearly 72,000 adolescents and young adults (AYA) between the ages of 15 – 39 are diagnosed with cancer in the United States. Unlike pediatric and elderly patients, this age group has not seen much progress in survival rates in the past 30 years.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 9:01am

April is Oral, Head & Neck Cancer Awareness Month—the perfect time to learn more about your risk factors. Unlike a mammogram, a PSA test, or other routine cancer screenings, oral cancer screening is something most people don’t think to ask about at the doctor’s office.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 11:14am

As a native of Buffalo, NY, I was well aware of the work being done at Roswell Park and its importance in the Western New York community. So when I was offered an opportunity for employment, I jumped at the chance.

Friday, March 28, 2014 - 12:06pm

Farrah Fawcett’s death in 2009 catapulted anal cancer into the public light, but prior to that devastating news, it’s a disease you didn't hear much about. While it is rare, anal cancer is on the rise with an estimated 7,060 new cases and causing 880 deaths in 2013 alone.

Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 12:42pm

We’re closing out National Nutrition Month with a resource from Livestrong: http://www.livestrong.com/healthy-eating/. The Livestrong website is loaded with information on healthy eating and exercise to help you live a healthy, strong life.