Boris Kuvshinoff, MD, MBA, and Renuka Iyer, MD, stopped by the Roswellness Radio studios last week to discuss liver cancer. Drs. Kuvshinoff and Iyer explain how the liver functions and why it is such a vital organ. They also talk about various risk factors and treatment methods for this disease.
The holiday season can be a difficult time for a healthy eating regimen. But with a few tips and a little effort, you can maintain your healthy lifestyle – and waistline – in the midst of all the yummy holiday temptations:
The Holidays are a time of joy and celebration; a time to reunite with family and friends and revel in tradition. However, the news of a cancer diagnosis can halt holiday cheer. In fact, the holiday season can prompt new questions for you, such as: How do I take care of myself and participate in the holiday rush? How can I celebrate when I have so many other things on my mind? What will my life be like next year? Sharing these concerns with friends and family can help you manage the struggles of the season.
Here are some tips for coping with cancer during the holidays:
Steven Hochwald, MD, FACS, Vice Chair and Chief of Gastrointestinal Surgery, appeared on Roswellness Radio last week along with survivor John Kwarciany, to discuss gastric and esophageal cancers. Dr. Hochwald explains each disease in detail, including symptoms, diagnostic procedures and risk factors. In addition, John shares the story of how and when he was diagnosed with esophageal cancer.
The spinal cord is one of the most sensitive parts of the body. This delicate bundle of nerves is responsible for so many of our daily functions, and tumors in this region require immediate care and treatment.
The poem below was submitted by one of our readers, Elizabeth, as a loving tribute to the relationship shared between her mother, who is battling stage IV breast cancer, and her father.
They have been married for 40 years,
But he loves her the same as he did on their wedding day.
He wakes up every morning,
Already knows what the day will be like,
He looks over at her and sees the girl he fell in love with,
You would never know just by looking at her the amount of pain she lives with.
Last Sunday's Roswellness Radio marked the first episode focusing on RPCI's Dental & Maxillofacial Care Center. Rachael Rossitto, DDS, and Kathryn Korff, DDS, both formerly of Roswell Park, explained the role of RPCI's dental staff, the treatment they provide, and how a patient's dental health at the time of diagnosis may be important.
Gynecologic oncologist Stacey Akers, MD, and gastrointestinal surgeon Steven Nurkin, MD, MS, FACS, stopped by the Roswellness Radio studio last week. Both doctors are relatively new to the staff and they shared stories about their time at RPCI so far and why they each chose their specific fields.
Life shouldn't stop with a cancer diagnosis – especially your love life. Although disclosure of a life-threatening illness can put a damper on dating, it shouldn't halt your social pursuits. I know that dealing with intimacy and body image issues are standalone struggles without the stress of cancer and the physical changes that sometimes come with treatment. But there are ways around these less than desirable feelings. The key?