Cancer Prevention

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 4:28pm
We know that cancers related to HPV (human papillomavirus) are common, on the rise and, for more than a decade, preventable. Roswell Park teams specializing in cancer prevention and ways to eliminate health disparities have spent a lot of time trying to understand a dynamic we’ve observed — why aren’t more families taking advantage of HPV vaccination, a powerful opportunity to prevent some very serious and possibly fatal cancers before they develop?
Friday, May 25, 2018 - 3:49pm

The summer sun can be one of our best friends, providing us with warmth, beautiful weather, and even happiness. However, overexposure to the sun’s rays can also be harmful to our bodies. Here are five things to consider helping you better understand SPF, choose the best sunscreen, and protect your skin.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 2:47pm
As we mark National Minority Cancer Awareness Week, our Office of Community Outreach and Engagement wants you to be aware of six ways you can reduce your cancer risk. We encourage you to share this information with friends and loved ones, and follow these tips for living a healthy life.
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 4:50pm
Many factors in your day-to-day life can affect your cancer risk. In recognition of National Cancer Control Month, we present some lesser-known risks you may not know about.
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 2:11pm

Fill out a free personal assessment to learn which cancer screenings are recommended for you. 

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 11:52am
Across the board, the IUD is known to lower risk for many gynecological cancers, including endometrial and ovarian cancer, but with regard to cervical cancer, the latest research suggests the benefit can be significant — as much as a 30% reduced risk.
Friday, September 22, 2017 - 5:13pm

At Roswell Park, doctors and interdisciplinary teams work year-round to help women become more aware of the different gynecological cancers, providing support with resources and strategies to prevent and lower risks for these cancers.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 12:41pm

When they're out protecting the lives of other people, firefighters put themselves at risk for many types of cancer. Here are some practical steps for reducing that risk. 

Monday, July 3, 2017 - 1:43pm

Grilling meats at high temperatures results in the formation of heterocyclic amines (HCAs) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), chemicals that form when meat — including beef, pork, fish or poultry — is cooked at high temperatures. According to the National Cancer Institute, HCAs and PAHs have been found to be mutagenic, which means they cause changes in DNA that may increase the risk of cancer.

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 5:16pm

Janet Snyder is helping us get the word out about women’s health!