Cancer Support

Monday, August 10, 2015 - 12:00pm

Cal Walker, 61, was diagnosed with a rare form of lymphoma. He recently underwent a bone marrow transplant at Roswell Park and is doing well. But for the next 54 weeks, Cal will be on disability from his job at Cornell University to recover from his illness. While most would consider this a setback, Cal looks at it as a “gift of time,” and he’s determined to use his time wisely.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 2:27pm

Everyone has a story to tell, and the Life Recorded program at RPCI gives patients and loved ones an opportunity to preserve that story for generations to come.

Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 3:33pm

Many of us watched the recent 3-part Ken Burns PBS documentary, The Emperor of All Maladies. Even if you didn’t, it's likely that you saw or heard frequent media stories about cancer during the weeks before and after.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 4:04pm

I won't deny it, chemotherapy is tough. But during my time in the Chemo Infusion Center, I learned some tricks that helped me cope with treatment.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 2:16pm

At Roswell Park, our entire nursing staff receives frequent, well-deserved recognition for providing compassionate care to our patients. However, during my nine months working in the RPCI Intensive Care Unit, I’ve learned that families and caregivers are also very much in need of empathy and support.

Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 4:50pm

As a chemo-infusion nurse at Roswell Park’s Amherst Center, I have been fortunate enough to build meaningful relationships with some truly inspiring people. The work of my colleagues and strength of our patients never ceases to amaze me.

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.