Cancer Support

Friday, June 10, 2016 - 8:00am

Cancer treatment can affect appetite and digestion making it difficult to enjoy the foods you love. While you might not always feel like eating, it's important to do what you can to maintain your intake of calories, protein and fluids. Think of good nutrition as an essential part of your recovery and do what you can to make it a priority.

Sunday, June 5, 2016 - 5:22pm

When people ask how I am doing or what my cancer experience was like, I struggle to find the words. I struggle because everyone seems to have been touched by this devastating disease. They themselves may have fought cancer, lost a loved one too soon, met someone whose life was changed by the disease, or rallied behind a stranger through social media. We are all incredibly connected and aware of struggles and celebrations in the lives of others.

Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 5:05pm

Most of us enjoy the feeling of being in a clean home. But how good for you is that fresh and clean feeling? Soaps, detergents, bleaching agents, softeners, scourers, polish and specialized cleaners may deliver sparkling clean floors, counters and windows along with fresh, clean scents.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 1:30pm

Having such a simple question asked a certain way can really humanize you during a time when normalcy seems like the distant past. I was still Mary. I still had the same parents, same car and same clothes. Why should being a little extra sick make a difference?

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 3:18pm

If you own a dog, you understand the joys of canine companionship. But did you know that your four-legged friend could hold the power to heal? Research shows that pet therapy dogs help cancer patients cope with treatment, manage side effects and improve quality of life.

Friday, May 20, 2016 - 3:39pm

When you no longer need a medication, it’s best to dispose of it as safely as possible. Keeping unused medications, especially those prescribed for cancer treatment or pain, can be particularly dangerous, posing a risk for unintentional use, overdose, or abuse.

Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 4:22pm

In the words of one patient, oncology massage is like "a vacation from cancer." It's a relaxing, pleasurable escape from everything that is going on.

Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 5:29pm

What is a momcologist? It’s every mother’s worst nightmare come to life.

Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 12:56pm

Everyone reacts differently to the news of a cancer diagnosis. For me, it was a shock to the system. Health and nutrition were always core principles in my life. Cancer was the last thing I expected.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 1:45pm

Buffalo native, Roy Vongtama, MD, is a board-certified radiation oncologist, a working actor, and an executive producer. His impressive yet unconventional career is the result of an unwillingness to settle. “I refused to believe I could only be one thing,” he said.