Cancer Support

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 4:58pm

Even after his prostate cancer diagnosis at age 72, my dad was a stubbornly independent person. He insisted on driving himself to his clinic visits, doing the grocery shopping and cooking as usual, never hinting in our weekly phone conversations that he might be sad or anxious or tired.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 2:55pm

Studies show that patients with supportive loved ones cope better emotionally than those who don’t have support. Yet many patients have trouble asking for help — and friends, feeling uncertain, often fall back on, “Call me if I can do anything.”

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 3:27pm

Roswell Park offers a free smoking cessation course through the Just Breathe program. Anyone from the community is welcome to join; you do not have to be a patient at Roswell Park.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 2:14pm

Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in men between the ages of 20 and 35, including some men who hope to become fathers in the future. Whether the treatment plan includes surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation therapy, the patient's fertility can be at risk.

Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 10:42am

A clinical trial is a type of clinical research study that tests the safety and effectiveness of new medical approaches. Some clinical trials test a drug, a medical device or a new way of doing surgery.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 1:33pm

Pet Therapy dog, Sierra, and her owners Dave and Dobie Marowski, volunteer at Roswell Park twice a month to visit with patients and families.

Monday, April 13, 2015 - 9:51am

While spending time on the Roswell Park campus, you may have noticed a sea of purple, blue and yellow. These colored garments each represent a specific type of RPCI volunteer and they are all here to lend you a hand!

Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 12:30pm

Hair loss is a common side effect of cancer treatment, and for many women, wigs are the answer. But choosing the right wig can be a difficult decision.

Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 1:06pm

Children with brain tumors or with acute lymphoblastic leukemia are most likely to have late effects in the brain, but any child treated for cancer is at a higher risk for learning disabilities, memory loss and social distress.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 4:43pm

Your care team should be working with you to ensure successful outcomes during treatment. However, it’s important for you to be an active member of your care plan and fully understand your diagnosis and options.