Archive - December 2011

Monday, December 26, 2011 - 11:40am

At the NYS Smokers’ Quitline, we know that quitting can be difficult. For most smokers, smoking is a part of your daily routine. Just waking up in the morning can be enough to make you crave a cigarette. The good news about quitting is that it’s going to make you feel so much better. Climbing stairs will be easier, you’ll be able to be more active without getting as tired, and if you have children or pets you will be saving them from harmful secondhand-smoke exposure.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - 3:59pm

Did you know that Roswell Park has its very own Blood Donor Center? Dr. Joanne Becker, Clinical Chief, Division of Laboratory Medicine, Dept of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Medical Director, Blood Bank and Therapeutic Apheresis Unit, explains the need for blood products among cancer patients at Roswell Park and how the products are collected and used.

Monday, December 19, 2011 - 1:27pm

Most people know that mammography is the primary method used for the detection of breast cancer, but what if your doctor recommends MRI, or magnetic resonance imaging? When is breast MRI necessary? How is it different from mammography? 

These questions, submitted by one of our RPCI Cancer Talk readers, are addressed in the video above.

Dr. Edge is no longer employed at Roswell Park.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - 3:19pm

What plans does Roswell Park accept and are there any co-pays you should especially review before signing on to a plan for January? Pamela Germain, MBA, VP of Managed Care and Outreach at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, shares tips for Western New York residents on selecting an insurance plan when facing cancer.

Monday, December 5, 2011 - 3:45pm

As the holiday season approaches, many people with cancer and the loved ones that surround them may ask themselves how they will handle this time of year. You may not be feeling up to all the hustle and bustle that comes with preparing for holidays, or feel like you can’t or shouldn’t get into the “holiday spirit.”