Archive - October 2012

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 3:40pm

For the AYA population, becoming a parent was probably an afterthought, until cancer threatened the possibility.

Among the many decisions that come with a cancer diagnosis, protecting your fertility is now on the forefront. Before you begin treatment, learn your fertility preservation options. Arm yourself with information, ask questions, and connect with others who have been through it.

Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 6:02pm

A cancer diagnosis is daunting. The medical aspects of a serious illness are enough to fill your head with uncertainty and worry, but there are still so many other questions that must be answered. Questions that patients and their families may have never thought about, or ever thought they’d have to answer.

As a new cancer patient, you may find yourself wondering things like, “How will I get to the doctor on a regular basis?” “How will I pay for this?” “Is there anyone else out there who understands exactly how I feel?”

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 9:36am

This week's episode of Roswellness Radio featured Zachary Grossman, MD, FACR, Chair of Diagnostic Radiology & Nuclear Medicine, and Chief Nuclear Medicine Technologist John Warner. The two discussed the role of nuclear medicine in cancer imaging and diagnosis.

Monday, October 22, 2012 - 8:51am

As we head into the month of November, Lung Cancer Awareness Month, I want to share some facts about the deadliest cancer in the United States. Lung cancer kills more people than colon, prostate, and breast cancer combined. More women die from lung cancer than breast cancer and it kills more men than prostate cancer. The high fatality rate is a result diagnosing the disease too late, at a time when surgery is no longer an option.

Unfortunately, even though it’s such a problem, there is very little public dialogue about lung cancer.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 6:30pm

As a nurse practitioner in the department of plastic and reconstruction surgery – a division of head and neck surgery– I work very closely with our surgeons and breast cancer patients. In honor of BRA-Day (Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day) I want to educate you about your options, and the benefits of breast reconstruction

What is Breast Reconstruction?

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 10:18am

Christine Ambrosone, PhD, Chair of the Department of Cancer Prevention and Control, Stephen Edge, MD, FACS, former RPCI Breast Center Medical Director and former RPCI Chief of Breast Surgery, and Carl Morrison, MD, DVM, Clinical Chief of the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, joined last Sunday's Roswelless Radio to discuss new research on different types of breast cancer.

Friday, October 12, 2012 - 8:51am

Age and family history can play a role in the development of breast cancer in women. Unfortunately, these risk factors are unavoidable. The good news is, modifiable risk factors exist --  including maintaining a healthy weight and a regular exercise program.

Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 11:41am

Tara Jane and I have been volunteering in the Pet Therapy Program at Roswell Park for five years. We began this journey in memory of my late husband John.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 8:35am

Last Sunday's episode of Roswellness Radio featured Myron Czuczman, MD, formerly of Roswell Park. On the final day of Leukemia & Lymphoma Awareness Month, Dr. Czuczman discussed the basics of leukemia and lymphoma, including symptoms and treatment. He also focused on new therapies and the role they play in fighting these diseases.