Cancer Detection

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.

Monday, March 16, 2015 - 4:48pm

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. Educate yourself with the facts below and register for our live, online video chat on March 24 to learn if you are at high risk for colorectal cancer and how Roswell Park can help.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 4:02pm

Roswell Park’s Spinal Oncology Center offers advanced treatment options and expert multidisciplinary care for both malignant and nonmalignant conditions of the spine.

Friday, February 20, 2015 - 11:16am

Understanding your illness is vital to making informed treatment decisions, and that begins with understanding the words related to a cancer diagnosis. Here are a few important words you should familiarize yourself with.