Cancer Detection

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 3:35pm

“Am I pooping enough? Why is my poop green?” Seemingly silly questions like these are, in fact, important to understanding your body. The bowel movement chart below will help you decode your stool and discover helpful insights into your health. Keep in mind that everyone’s bodies are different and only a medical professional can evaluate your individual symptoms and observations.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 4:46pm

Mesothelioma is a type of cancer that affects your mesothelium, a thin layer of tissue that covers most internal organs, including your lungs, stomach and heart. However, tumors in the mesothelium can also be benign, meaning non-cancerous. Benign tumors of the mesothelium typically can be removed with surgery and do not require additional treatment.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 3:12pm

While 90% of colorectal cancer diagnoses occur in those ages 50 and older, incidence rates are increasing for young people under 50. The reason behind this growth is unclear, and unfortunately, because these cancers are usually found in a later stage, mortality rates for young men and women are rising as well.

Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 2:49pm
An ovarian cancer test, CA125 is a reliable tool when used correctly. That is the message from Roswell Park following an FDA alert regarding the use of this common blood test.
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 8:31am

A CT (computed tomography) scan, also referred to as a CAT (computed axial tomography) scan, is an x-ray technique used to create a cross-sectional image. CT scans are used to detect tumors and to continue tracking any changes in their growth.

Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 9:52am

A genetic consultation is often recommended for people who are concerned about their risk for cancer due to a personal or family history of cancer.

Friday, May 20, 2016 - 12:12pm

The last time I visited Roswell Park it was without my sister Elise. I went alone. I was still in the emotional turmoil of grieving her loss. I was very much looking forward to visiting some of her doctors and attempting to “connect to her,” and to the previous life I had with her.

Friday, May 13, 2016 - 11:38am
In addition to treating melanoma and sarcoma patients at Roswell Park, Joseph Skitzki, MD, FACS, spent the last few years developing a high-powered, first-of-its-kind microscope for use in the operating room. In February 2016, following a short study of the microscope’s functionality, Dr. Skitzki's research team revealed its stunning findings.
Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 9:13am
If you see blood in your urine, don’t ignore it. Even if you’re not experiencing pain, it could be a symptom of bladder cancer, says Khurshid Guru, MD, Department of Urology, and Director of Robotic Surgery at Roswell Park.
Friday, May 29, 2015 - 9:09am
Radioactive seed localization is an innovative procedure that is used to help your surgeon localize cancers and other breast abnormalities which are too small to feel.