Archive - February 2013

Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 7:25am

While no one wants to think about the big “C” word when faced with an unknown medical ailment, it’s important for patients with abnormalities of the liver to rule out cancer. Prompt, accurate diagnosis is the first step to any successful treatment. As a surgeon at Roswell Park, I see all too often missed or delayed diagnosis of a rare type of cancer that forms in the bile ducts, called cholangiocarcinoma.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 11:12am

Last week's Roswellness Radio went inside Roswell Park's new Center for Personalized Medicine (CPM), a state-of-the-art facility that uses sequencing tools to provide individualized care for cancer patients.

Friday, February 22, 2013 - 2:32pm

What is the role of a sibling? Is it to be a protector? A pace car in the race of life? A built-in babysitter? A friend or an enemy?

All brothers and sisters must suss out these issues throughout their lives together. But when cancer comes into play, it can make answering this question far more urgent. In the weeks following my brother's brain cancer diagnosis, I found myself asking friends, family members, doctors, and all manner of deities—what am I supposed to do now?

Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 3:19pm

In honor of Black History Month, I want to educate African Americans on the inequities that exist in health care treatment with the hope of inspiring change. Patients need to take a proactive approach to their health care and demand equality.  

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 8:54am

Willie Underwood III, MD, MPH, MSci, discusses cancer disparities during the most recent edition of Roswellness Radio. Dr. Underwood shares his own story about experiencing bias while receiving treatment. He also examines why and how racial stereotypes and discrimination exist in medical interactions.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 8:40am

Stephen Edge, MD, formerly of RPCI and Alfiero Foundation Endowed Chair in Breast Oncology, and Gokul Das, PhD, Co-Director of RPCI's Breast Disease Site Research Group joined Roswellness Radio this past Sunday.

Monday, February 11, 2013 - 2:58pm

Understanding the relatively rare and lesser known gynecologic cancers can help you recognize warning signs that often mirror other, more common ailments. Fallopian tube, vulvar and vaginal cancers are highly treatable with early diagnosis.

Friday, February 8, 2013 - 11:51am

The Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG) has announced the results of a new study that may change the standard of care for women with advanced or recurrent cervical cancer.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 3:45pm

The most recent edition of Roswellness Radio focused on cancer and infections.

Friday, February 1, 2013 - 11:42am

With each new year comes a sense of hope. An opportunity to set ambitious goals, break bad habits and learn from past mistakes. It’s a free pass at a fresh start with endless possibilities for growth.