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.
Monday, March 5, 2018 - 4:33pm

Breast cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death in African-American women, who are 41% more likely than white women to die of the disease.

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.
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 3:57pm
Brushing, flossing and regular dental checkups are even more important than you thought.
Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 9:00am

We have heard lots of information lately about talcum powder use and the risk of ovarian cancer.

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.