Cancer Prevention

How to enjoy healthy, summertime grilling  

Memorial Day weekend is here, which signals the unofficial start of summer and, for many, a kick-start to the backyard grilling season.

Roswell Park patients rarely meet the team working behind the scenes – a team just as dedicated to understanding, preventing and curing cancer.

This month, recognized as Oral Cancer Awareness Month, take a few minutes to understand how your sex life may affect your risk of oral cancer.

Understanding the relatively rare and lesser known gynecologic cancers can help you recognize warning signs that often mirror other, more common ailments. Fallopian tube, vulvar and vaginal cancers are highly treatable with early diagnosis.

“Quitting smoking” is always among the top list of New Year’s resolutions. And for good reason. To help kick the habit, many turn to smoking cessation aides, and e-cigarettes have emerged as an alternative to traditional tobacco products. But do they help you quit? Here’s what we know:

When thinking about lung cancer and its risk factors, it’s natural to immediately think about smoking. However, there are other forms of lung cancer and, with them, other risk factors. Mesothelioma is a rare, but serious, lung cancer heavily linked with exposure to asbestos.

Although you can’t gift wrap a lifetime of health, you can help your loved ones stay well with these healthy holiday gift ideas.

This Veterans Day, we join with the Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) and Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) to honor our veteran

As we head into the month of November, Lung Cancer Awareness Month, I want to share some facts about the deadliest cancer in the United States. Lung cancer kills more people than colon, prostate, and breast cancer combined.

Age and family history can play a role in the development of breast cancer in women. Unfortunately, these risk factors are unavoidable. The good news is, modifiable risk factors exist --  including maintaining a healthy weight and a regular exercise program.

If you smoke, quit. It will be the smartest decision you make on your journey to fight cancer. There’s nothing more damaging to your treatment and overall health than tobacco use. The sooner you quit the better.

The Breast Cancer Risk Assessment and Prevention Program at Roswell Park is a specialty program for women who have no personal history of breast cancer but who are at an increased risk of developing the disease.