Cancer Talk

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 5:03pm
Cancer Support

Cancer is confusing, and It’s hard to find the right words to help a child understand such a difficult disease. While we can’t tell you exactly what to say, we hope these books give you a good starting point for open and honest communication. The list includes insightful and educational stories to help your entire family find comfort and inspiration when it’s most needed.

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 4:29pm
Cancer Support
Sitting in the waiting room before radiation therapy can be scary. This is a moment when patients are often compelled to face the reality of their diagnosis and accept treatment that can temporarily make them feel unwell. Employees who watch our patients sitting among strangers wish they could help them feel nurtured in these moments. Roswell Park’s Teresa Kishel, Senior Radiation Therapist, went out of her way to provide comfort to patients by offering them a soft, colorful shawl.
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 4:11pm
Life & Wellness
Sickle cell disease is one of the most common hereditary blood disorders in the world, and it affects many people right here in Western New York. To mark Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Month in September, we present information and tips to help patients and families cope with this disorder.
Monday, September 10, 2018 - 3:54pm
Patient Stories
Life & Wellness
A survivor of Hodgkin’s lymphoma that was discovered when she was 16, Caryn Domzalski, now 35, has stayed active in Roswell Park’s Adolescent and Young Adult Program, a support group open to all survivors of pediatric, adolescent and young adult cancers. Through them, she heard about Roswell Park’s Onco-Fertility Clinic, which provides information about the risks of infertility from cancer treatment and the options available for fertility preservation and treatment.
Friday, September 7, 2018 - 9:36am
Cancer Research & News
Prevention & Screening

Everyone knows that smoking cigarettes is dangerous. Smoking cigarettes kills more Americans than alcohol, car accidents, HIV, guns and illegal drugs combined and, according to the American Cancer Society, about half of all Americans who keep smoking will die from their addiction.

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 11:00am
Cancer Research & News
The old book doesn’t look like much. Its red fabric cover is faded. The edges of the pages have yellowed, and there are no photos or illustrations inside — just page after page bearing the signatures of eminent people, including world-renowned scientists who changed the course of history.
Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 4:14pm
Life & Wellness
Football season is here again and whether you're out at the tailgate or watching the game from the couch, you'll probably find yourself snacking this Sunday. While your food will surely be tasty, the typical pigskin party fare packs in around 2,500 calories — more than most people should consume in a single day. Try out some of these healthy (and tasty!) alternatives and tips to manage your waistline and maintain your health during the big game.
Friday, August 31, 2018 - 8:30am
Cancer Research & News
Dr. Odunsi and his colleagues observed that the tumors of some patients were full of T cells that had managed to work their way inside the tumor. When there were many of these T cells, the patients tended to live longer.
Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 4:22pm
Cancer Support

While there is no way to fully prepare for a cancer diagnosis, for parents coping with childhood cancer it's important to pay attention to any warning signs and recognize symptoms.