Cancer Prevention

Cuts, abrasions and even tiny cracks in the skin around our fingernails can create open doors for nasty germs. That risk is higher if you are in treatment.

It’s that time of year again. Pumpkin spice is everywhere, the leaves are crunching underfoot and the geese are flying for warmer weather.

We asked some of Roswell Park’s doctors who specialize in cancers that affect women to share some tips for preventing or treating cancer. Here’s what they offered.

Everyone knows that smoking cigarettes is dangerous.

In the age of digital information it can be hard to find trustworthy sources. For any given topic there's a countless number of blogs, articles or videos clamoring for your attention with flashy headlines.

Many things can cause an itch: dry skin, poison ivy and bug bites, to name a few. Typically skin cancer isn’t the first cause that comes to mind when you itch, but if the irritation persists, it might be something you want a dermatologist to look at.

A team of Roswell Park researchers that includes an ambitious high school student has given women everywhere another good reason to eat their veggies.

A cancer diagnosis inspires many questions, and in a search for answers, patients and family members often stumble on misleading or inaccurate information that raises even more questions, such as — is cancer contagious?

Remember the days of tanning? Only a few decades ago people looked forward to slathering their bodies with oily lotions that helped turn skin darker and brought out a “healthy” glow.

Summer is officially here — time to get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather, barbecues and beaches! But of course, summer also brings bugs.

You may know someone who doesn’t wear deodorant or antiperspirant due to fear of an increased breast cancer risk. Are their concerns supported by scientific data? According to researchers, the answer is no.

We know that cancers related to HPV are common, on the rise and, for more than a decade, preventable. 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?