Archive - April 2013

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 3:52pm

Part of life is the unforeseen event. It’s why we take out insurance on our homes, cars, health and lives. We want to be covered in case of accidents or emergencies that we just don’t see coming.

The same philosophy applies to health care proxies. You may not always be capable of making important medical decisions on your own. Relying on unassigned family members, some who may have differing opinions, or your physician places a great burden on those individuals. Without a health care proxy, as a patient, you would face an uncertain future.

Monday, April 29, 2013 - 7:45am

What do you get a kid brother with brain cancer for his birthday? Especially when you live four hundred miles away?

Friday, April 26, 2013 - 4:04pm

Roswell Park patients rarely meet the team working behind the scenes – a team just as dedicated to understanding, preventing and curing cancer.

This past week (April 22-26, 2013) marked National Laboratory Professionals Week. The clinical laboratory team at RPCI is very aware that behind every sample we receive and analyze, there is a patient with a story.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 9:46am
You'll find our volunteers in the Roswell Park Gift Shop, Hospitality Room and Chapel. Volunteers also travel to waiting areas with book, coffee and craft carts. Browse a complete list to see which area is best for you.

April 22-26, 2013 marks National Volunteer Week and I am proud to call myself a volunteer as a front-door greeter at Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

You can find me every Wednesday morning near Roswell Park’s front entrance, holding the door for visitors, helping new patients find their way around the building, and assisting with various drop-offs and deliveries. As a volunteer, I am here to help in any way I can.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - 12:39pm

What does your sex life have to do with your cancer risk? More than you might realize. This month, recognized as Oral Cancer Awareness Month, take a few minutes to understand how your sex life may affect your risk of oral cancer.

Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 11:35am

Thanks to a National Cancer Institute (NCI) grant, I am leading a team of researchers at Roswell Park to study gender disparities in bladder cancer that will hopefully lead to bladder cancer prevention.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 2:56pm

A new pilot program introduced to members of RPCI's Carly’s Club, offers patients, parents, and members of their care team a chance to learn a new heart-centered approach called Healing Touch. Healing Touch is recognized by the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) as an energy medicine or biofield therapy.