Breast Cancer

When Karen K. first walked through the doors of Roswell Park in September 2020, she was scared. But by the end of her first day at Roswell Park, she says, “I walked out of those doors knowing that I was in good hands, and that there was a plan for me.

Three years ago, Danielle Ossher was excited about starting a new life in Buffalo with her husband, Pete. They had been living in Boston, Massachusetts, where they met in college, but after 10 years, the couple began to think about moving to Western New York, because Pete was from Buffalo.

New research led by two researchers at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center may lead to using immunotherapy in treating Black women with aggressive breast cancer.
“I owe my life to Roswell, and I give my doctors all the credit. For some reason, cancer likes my body, but I have to get through this. I don’t have any other choice."
A common sign of breast cancer is a lump in the breast area. But, what is the best way to detect a lump in your breast? If you find a lump, does it always mean you have cancer? Are breast cancer lumps painful?
Breast cancer that has spread to the lungs is not lung cancer, but metastatic breast cancer. It is treated using breast cancer therapy, regardless of where it has spread.
No one expects to get cancer. But when someone you love says they’ve got breast cancer, what do you do? 
Angela Eschrich, 64, and her daughter, Ashley, 36, have a lot in common. They both have boundless energy, stunning blue eyes, incredible courage and optimism, and — unbeknownst to them until two years ago — a BRCA2 gene mutation that greatly increases their risk of getting cancer.
Janice had passed a big milestone in her journey as a breast cancer survivor — the five-year mark — and figured going in for a six-year exam would be no big deal. She didn’t expect to be told the cancer had returned.
What is the best way to get critical medical and health information to those who need it? Reach people where they are.
“Yes, it is safe to get a mammogram during COVID-19, provided that both the patient and the facility have taken proper precautions to make the visit as risk-free as possible,” says Marie Quinn, MD, Director of Breast Imaging.
It is relatively uncommon for younger women — those who have not yet started menopause — to be diagnosed with breast cancer, says Ellis Levine, MD, Chief of Breast Medicine at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center.