Roswell Park’s ROCKStars program is an essential part of making sure physicians and researchers take a patient’s, survivor’s, or caregiver’s experience and perspective in mind when they’re creating studies.
The quilts, and the shirts they came from, are also a reminder of how far she’s come and how fortunate Sara has been since her first diagnosis in 2006. Each shirt is another event, another year, another victory.
"After I personally experienced how wonderful the program was and how it worked for me, I couldn’t wait to sign up.”
The clinical trial concluded that dedicated exposure to art is associated with improved hope, anxiety and mental well-being of patients after major oncologic procedures and surgery.
“There are no limits to the career opportunities here. Someone can start as an aid, wherever they want to start, and go anywhere. You can always advance. There’s always another step ahead of you that you can reach for if you want. People will support you.”
For young adults who are being treated at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Young Adult team is standing by, ready to provide support and guidance through a tumultuous time.
When’s the last time you stopped to think about the simple, yet essential, act of breathing?
“There is so much information for patients to navigate after a diagnosis. We can help them figure out where to start.”
Nick Morrison, Paul Dublino and David Peek were strangers when they were diagnosed with cancers. But they quickly formed a bond, seeing each other five days a week for five weeks as they were each treated for an oral cancer.
When you hear, "You have cancer," suddenly your priorities shift from school, dating and work to things like chemo, fatigue and managing the emotions of cancer. And who knows how to do that when you’re just starting to figure out your life?
Take a moment to think about how long it takes to walk from one area of your home to another, both in terms of distance and time. It’s such a relatively easy task that it’s almost done without thinking.
On August 11, Patricia McMullen and Stanley Dayan were married in Kaminski Park in the heart of Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, nearly 47 years after they started dating.