Cancer Support

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 3:55pm

Cancer is a scary diagnosis for anyone, and adolescents and young adults can have an especially hard time dealing with the news that a parent is sick. But you are far from alone.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 9:27am
The holiday season can be challenging for cancer patients. From the stress of cooking, shopping and entertaining, to the emotional toll of trying to find joy during a difficult time, it’s okay to acknowledge that holidays with cancer may not be the cheerful season you are used to. Our social media followers share their advice below.
Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 1:33pm
If you are a cancer patient, telling your friends, family and coworkers that you have cancer, talking about treatment and its challenges, and asking for help can be difficult, but research suggests that having a good support system during treatment can be extremely helpful and even improve cancer outcomes.
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 5:03pm

Cancer is confusing, and It’s hard to find the right words to help a child understand such a difficult disease. While we can’t tell you exactly what to say, we hope these books give you a good starting point for open and honest communication. The list includes insightful and educational stories to help your entire family find comfort and inspiration when it’s most needed.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 4:14pm
Football season is here again and whether you're out at the tailgate or watching the game from the couch, you'll probably find yourself snacking this Sunday. While your food will surely be tasty, the typical pigskin party fare packs in around 2,500 calories — more than most people should consume in a single day. Try out some of these healthy (and tasty!) alternatives and tips to manage your waistline and maintain your health during the big game.
Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 2:58pm

Leigh Leibel is a journalist and mind-body specialist in integrative oncology at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City. Join us on Saturday, September 15, for Chapter 2: A Cancer Survivor's Workshop for Living Your Best Life, where Leigh will deliver her keynote address, “Reposition Your Relationship With Your Thoughts: Practical Strategies for Cancer Survivors.” 

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 4:21pm

Cancer patients and their families and friends may look for books that offer hope, encouragement, and guidance. Our experts at Roswell Park put together this reading list full of insightful and educational books to help those living with or around cancer find comfort and inspiration when it's most needed.

Monday, July 2, 2018 - 1:52pm
When a loved one is going through cancer treatment, it can be difficult to know what to say or do. Every individual is different, and what is helpful to one person may not be to another. Recently our Facebook followers shared some things they wish their loved ones had known, said or done.
Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 10:43am
If you’re a cancer patient or survivor, you know that your treatment journey is filled with many doctor’s appointments. While these appointments can often feel overwhelming, there are certain things you can do to make the most of the time you have with your physician.
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 3:18pm

Thoughts have the power to affect our attitude and emotions. And, when dealing with something difficult, like a cancer diagnosis, repeating certain phrases or words (either out loud or to yourself) can help you shape your thoughts and cope with situations outside of your control.