Cancer Support

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 3:56pm

Whether you’re a patient or the friend or loved one of a patient, you may want something to do while you’re waiting around for test results, clinic appointments, and procedures. Roswell Park offers several ways to help you pass the time in the waiting area — and they’re all free!

Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 1:35pm

We asked four cancer survivors — all Roswell Park volunteers — to recall how they felt when cancer interrupted the holidays, and to offer coping strategies for patients and their loved ones who are going through the same thing this year.

Sunday, November 20, 2016 - 8:00am

There are certain times of year when my cancer story makes me feel incredibly isolated. There’s the time surrounding April 14, the day I was diagnosed, July 29, the day I was deemed “in remission” and, the one I’ve experienced most recently, the month of October.

Friday, October 28, 2016 - 5:18pm

After a recent appointment at Roswell Park, I was suddenly awash with emotion, almost on the verge of tears. My brain was flooded with the enormity of my entire experience, starting of course with the brutal reality that I was diagnosed with breast cancer at 36.

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 4:42pm

Elizabeth and Miranda are two friends with a unique story. They happened to meet years ago in Uganda, Africa during a study abroad trip and Peace Corps program, respectively. Eventually, the pals separated and made their way back to different states in the U.S.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 4:48pm

For every amazing, caring friend, there’s another who has drifted away. The one who wholeheartedly promised, “if you need anything, I’m here,” and wasn’t. There are just some friends, for whatever reason, who won’t be there for you, even if you really want them or need them in your corner.

Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 12:20pm

When a co-worker reveals that they are battling cancer, it can be difficult to know what to say or how to act.

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 3:42pm

While many of us don’t enjoy cleaning, we accept it to be a necessary chore of life. A clean, clutter-free home keeps us healthy and happy. However, certain factors can further grow the burden of keeping your abode tidy.

Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 6:23pm

Laughter Yoga enables so many to find the joy within themselves. This practice has numerous health benefits and brings people together to affect their bodies in a positive way.

Friday, September 16, 2016 - 4:20pm

FOMO, the abbreviated slang meaning “fear of missing out,” is a huge mental and emotional side effect of being a young adult cancer survivor and represents just a sliver of the unique challenges we have to face during and well after the fight of our lives.