Archive - April 2012

Monday, April 23, 2012 - 1:48pm

While their tasks may vary, the impact that our volunteers have on our quality patient care at Roswell Park is invaluable. This week we are honoring all of the volunteers who gave their time in 2011. Whether it’s greeting a patient at the door, running an errand for a department or handing out coffee in a reception area, our volunteers truly have the “magic touch,” which is the theme of this year’s Volunteer Recognition Luncheon on April 24, 2012.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012 - 4:04pm

Just last month, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) released updated cervical cancer screening recommendations. Similar guidelines were also published by a collaborative group consisting of The American Cancer Society (ACS), the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ASCCP) and the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).

Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - 12:32pm

On April 8, 1987, the U.S. House of Representatives’ Joint Resolution 119 designated the third week in April as National Minority Cancer Awareness Week.

Since then, groups across the country have used the week to draw attention to the unfortunate reality that certain subgroups of our population are disproportionately impacted by cancer.

We refer to these differences, or inequities, as “cancer health disparities.”

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 8:31am

When discussing radiation therapy with a patient, I’m often asked, “What side effects should I expect?”

There’s three things to keep in mind about radiation therapy side effects: