Archive - November 2012

Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 3:22pm

Patrick Swayze, Luciano Pavarotti, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Steve Jobs. These are a few of the celebrities and public figures that have brought attention to pancreatic cancer over the years.  Despite this public spotlight, pancreatic cancer is known as the silent killer. It is difficult to diagnose, spreads rapidly and is seldom detected in the early stages, making education and awareness crucial for this aggressive disease.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 - 9:06am

Boris Kuvshinoff, II, MD, MBA, and Renuka Iyer, MD, joined Roswellness Radio to discuss pancreatic cancer. In this excerpt from last Sunday's show, Drs. Kuvshinoff and Iyer give a brief overview of this rare but aggressive disease, and provide information on risk factors, symptoms, and diagnostic studies.

Sunday, November 25, 2012 - 9:17am

One of the world’s deadliest cancers is also one of the rarest in the United States. About 25,000 Americans are diagnosed with stomach cancer each year, however many more are afflicted worldwide. In developing countries, particularly in Central and South America, diets rich in preservatives and salt content are the norm. In Asian countries, such as Japan and Korea, the heavy consumption of pickled vegetables and smoked meats are believed to contribute to high rates of stomach cancer.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - 9:42am

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and Mary Reid, PhD, Associate Professor of Oncology and Director of Collaborative Research, joined Roswellness Radio to talk about lung cancer and women. Dr. Reid explains that lung cancer is more deadly in women than breast, colon, uterine, and ovarian cancer combined. She also shares the alarming statistic that lung cancer among women who have never smoked is now up to 20%. Listen to an excerpt of this show, or follow the link for the full episode.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 1:26pm

In October 2012, four experts from RPCI took part in a live Breast Cancer Q&A on WBEN-AM/FM.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 4:33pm

Through complimentary, self-help beauty sessions, The Look Good Feel Better program, offered through the Community Cancer Resource Center at RPCI, provides support during a challenging time.

Dealing with the side effects of cancer treatment, especially hair loss, can threaten self-esteem. To help you cope with this physical change and rebuild confidence, I want to share a few of my top techniques for tying fashionable headscarves.

Friday, November 9, 2012 - 1:15pm

This Veterans Day, we join with the Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) and Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) to honor our veterans in the best way we know how - by providing them with potentially life-saving information about cancer. 

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 8:30am

In October 2012, four experts from RPCI took part in a live Breast Cancer Q&A on WBEN-AM/FM.

Monday, November 5, 2012 - 11:39am

We all know what it’s like to get hit by the flu. The muscle aches and fever make us want to stay in bed for a few days until we recuperate. However, for those who are fighting cancer, the flu can lead to far more serious complications. Patients with cancer should take precautions to avoid getting the flu and let their caregiver know if they are experiencing flu-like symptoms.

Monday, November 5, 2012 - 9:21am

When my brother was diagnosed with brain cancer, it changed all of our lives, in ways big and small. The texture of reality shifted as anxiety and uncertainty set in. All of our future plans were placed on hold. And a new kind of normal began to replace the old, one in which doctor’s appointments were as common as coffee dates.