Cancer Screening

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 1:03pm
On a mammogram, fat looks dark grey or black whereas breast tissue looks white. That white area can be an issue because many small breast cancers also appear as white, so it’s harder to detect them in dense breasts.
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 4:26pm
Advancements in technology have improved screening quality while decreasing the need for additional images. In 2011, the Food and Drug Administration approved the use of tomosynthesis or 3D screening mammography. Since then, multiple studies have found that 3D screenings have reduced the need to recall patients for additional images up to 17 percent.
Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 9:25am
“Someone may have a really significant exposure over a short period of time or a moderate exposure over a long period of time. What we know about asbestos and diesel and silica is, the greater the dose, the greater the risk.”
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 2:11pm

Catching cancer early is one of the best ways to limit its impact. While this is not always possible, cancer screenings are a great way to increase the odds of finding the disease when it’s most curable.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 3:21pm

How often do you need a colonoscopy? When should you begin having mammograms? It can be difficult to keep track of which tests you need and when, and whether a family member’s cancer diagnosis affects your risk.

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. 

Friday, May 20, 2016 - 12:12pm

The last time I visited Roswell Park it was without my sister Elise. I went alone. I was still in the emotional turmoil of grieving her loss. I was very much looking forward to visiting some of her doctors and attempting to “connect to her,” and to the previous life I had with her.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 2:34pm
Sabrina Miller, BA, Clinical Liaison, shares six common questions and answers about Roswell Park’s Lung Cancer Screening Program that you, and anyone in your life who may be at high risk for lung cancer, need to know.
Friday, November 20, 2015 - 11:04am

Roswell Park’s Lung Cancer Screening Program for people at high risk for developing lung cancer includes a focused medical history, physical exam, and helical Low Dose CT (LDCT) chest scan. The LDCT is the only screening test proven to reduce lung cancer deaths.

Saturday, October 31, 2015 - 3:55pm

"How did I feel after learning I had breast cancer? A feeling of loneliness,” says Maria Torres, a resident of Buffalo, New York and breast and cervical cancer survivor.