Cancer Education

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 9:09am

As a certified Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurse at Roswell Park, I offer care and support to patients who are about to receive a colostomy bag. Some patients are understandably nervous about the impending change to their lifestyle. As a result, patients typically have a host of questions.

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.

Friday, December 5, 2014 - 11:15am

Nearly all men will experience difficulty getting an erection (erectile dysfunction, or ED for short) for a period of time after undergoing robotic radical prostatectomy.

Friday, September 26, 2014 - 2:50pm

A cancer diagnosis starts with a biopsy - the process of taking suspicious tissue or fluid and studying it under a microscope. A pathologist examines the tissue or fluid and prepares a pathology report. Think of this report as a cancer profile.

Friday, August 29, 2014 - 2:01pm

Prior to treatment, all patients will have access to in-house fertility counseling thanks to a new oncofertility program established by Roswell Park’s AYA Department, Buffalo IVF and the University at Buffalo.

Monday, February 10, 2014 - 9:51am

If you are a cancer patient or survivor, you've most likely become accustomed to frequent visits to a phlebotomist, or a specialist trained in drawing your blood for testing. But what is all that blood work for? What exactly is your cancer care team looking at?

Friday, February 7, 2014 - 1:32pm

Cancer patients and their families and friends may look for books that offer hope, encouragement, and guidance. Our experts at Roswell Park put together this reading list full of insightful and educational books to help those living with or around cancer find comfort and inspiration when it's most needed.

Saturday, September 7, 2013 - 11:00am

I have worked as a pediatric hematology and oncology nurse at Roswell Park for twenty years. I am also an active member of the Western New York Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON).