Cancer Support

Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 3:09pm

Roswell Park volunteers exude compassion and generosity – qualities that impact the lives of our patients and inspire hope and positivity. They see every task as an opportunity to extend kindness to those in need.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 8:37am

“In late 1999, at the age of 33, Patrick awoke with some blood blisters in his mouth. Having survived Hodgkin’s Disease twice, he was admitted to his nearby hospital and diagnosed with the autoimmune disease ITP (Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura).

Friday, February 28, 2014 - 12:39pm

The words cancer and fun seldom share space in a sentence. But cancer support groups – especially for young adult patients – are increasingly geared towards fun and entertainment in activity-based settings.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 3:17pm

The news of a cancer diagnosis is difficult for patients and their caregivers, so it helps to find ways to cope with the added stress.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 10:56am

A kind gesture is sometimes the best form of medicine. Every day in the Roswell Park Patient Hospitality Room, you’ll find one of 24 volunteers eager to help make your day a little brighter. Whether it’s through friendly conversation, a cup of coffee, or a sympathetic hug, the Hospitality Room is a place for patients and families to relax away from home.

Friday, February 7, 2014 - 1:32pm

Cancer patients and their families and friends may look for books that offer hope, encouragement, and guidance. Our experts at Roswell Park put together this reading list full of insightful and educational books to help those living with or around cancer find comfort and inspiration when it's most needed.

Monday, January 27, 2014 - 10:40am

Cancer is a scary diagnosis for anyone, and adolescents and young adults can have an especially hard time dealing with the news that a parent is sick. But you are far from alone.

Monday, December 23, 2013 - 1:34pm

I spend a significant part of my day at Roswell Park Cancer Institute working with couples. Together, we assess and work on any intimacy concerns that may arise during diagnosis, treatment, or post-operative recovery.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 9:12am

One of the main stressors that people and patients may experience around the holidays is the pressure of expectations. There is gift giving, visiting with family, party planning and so on.

Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 10:27am

When I joined Roswell Park Cancer Institute, one of the main things that attracted me was and still is, its multidisciplinary breast cancer team. Here, patients receive a comprehensive care package beyond just medical care. O