Breast Cancer

Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 6:02pm

A cancer diagnosis is daunting. The medical aspects of a serious illness are enough to fill your head with uncertainty and worry, but there are still so many other questions that must be answered.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 6:30pm

As a nurse practitioner in the department of plastic and reconstruction surgery – a division of head and neck surgery– I work very closely with our surgeons and breast cancer patients.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 10:18am

Christine Ambrosone, PhD, Chair of the Department of Cancer Prevention and Control, Stephen Edge, MD, FACS, former RPCI Breast Center Medical Director and former RPCI Chief of Breast Surgery, and

Friday, October 12, 2012 - 8:51am

Age and family history can play a role in the development of breast cancer in women. Unfortunately, these risk factors are unavoidable. The good news is, modifiable risk factors exist --  including maintaining a healthy weight and a regular exercise program.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012 - 7:07pm

Pregnancy can be one of the most exciting and fulfilling times of a woman’s life. Although receiving a cancer diagnosis during this period of time is rare, it can, unfortunately, still happen. It is important for women to remain educated on cancer and how it relates to pregnancy.

Friday, August 10, 2012 - 8:15am

Parabens are preservatives used in some sunscreens and also in a variety of cosmetic products.  Preservatives are used in products to prevent growth of microorganisms that can cause infection, much like preservatives used in food.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 8:31am

When discussing radiation with a patient, I’m often asked: “what side effects should I expect?”

There’s three things to keep in mind about radiation treatment side effects:

Wednesday, February 1, 2012 - 3:33pm

Congratulations to the WNY Breast Resource Center at Roswell Park for 15 years of breast cancer education and support services!

Monday, December 19, 2011 - 1:27pm

Most people know that mammography is the primary method used for the detection of breast cancer, but what if your doctor recommends MRI, or magnetic resonance imaging? When is breast MRI necessary? How is it different from mammography?