Cancer Support

Monday, February 8, 2016 - 3:44pm

The family and loved ones of someone diagnosed with cancer are often as affected by the illness as the patient. In many ways, caregivers are the unsung heroes of the cancer journey.

Friday, February 5, 2016 - 8:14am

It’s the second biggest food consumption day of the year, surpassed only by Thanksgiving. Typical pigskin party fare packs in around 2,500 calories — more than most people should consume in a single day.

Follow these tips to manage your waistline and maintain your health during the big game.

Friday, January 22, 2016 - 3:24pm

Cancer patients and survivors struggle with a lot of tough questions. Will I be cured? Will I relapse? When will my body be back to normal? These are just some the questions I think about on a daily basis, but they have an even stronger presence at the start of a new year.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 1:06pm

A healthy body weight is not just about your physical appearance, it is a general reflection of your overall health. Obesity is a prevalent problem in the United States. Nearly 69% of adults and 32% of children in the United States are considered overweight or obese, according to data from 2009-2010. Obesity is linked to increased risk for diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease—and cancer.

Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 9:49am

Most of us experience stress in our hectic, day-to-day lives. However, a person in cancer treatment might struggle with intensified feelings of anxiety, depression or fear.

Friday, January 8, 2016 - 1:05pm

Cancer is confusing, and It’s hard to find the right words to help a child understand such a difficult disease. While we can’t tell you exactly what to say, we hope these books give you a good starting point for open and honest communication. The list includes insightful and educational stories to help your entire family find comfort and inspiration when it’s most needed.

Thursday, January 7, 2016 - 11:49am

One day Barb Murak stopped by the waiting room of the Urology Clinic at Roswell Park and noticed several guys flipping idly through Field & Stream magazine, heads down, as they waited for their appointments. She had an idea.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 9:25am

In 2015, RPCI Cancer Talk introduced you to four remarkable women — Casey, Katie, Sharon and Mindi — whose stories of survival touched and inspired us.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 - 10:15am

If a loved one is dealing with a cancer diagnosis during the holiday season, reach out and suggest what you can do to help. It’s a common wish for the holidays to be as normal as possible and to celebrate like they always have, but limitations of energy and finances loom large.

Friday, December 18, 2015 - 2:31pm

I am 28 years old and I have a plastic surgeon, but it’s not the circumstance that one would want or hope for. After having a double mastectomy, my plastic surgeon and his medical team reconstructed a brand new chest for me.