Cancer Support

Monday, February 26, 2018 - 8:53am
Cannabis, otherwise known as marijuana, has been used both medicinally and recreationally for thousands of years, but its use as medicine remains highly controversial. Medical cannabis can be used to alleviate certain symptoms related to cancer and its treatment.
Monday, February 19, 2018 - 9:00am
Many different kinds of psychological interventions can help cancer patients deal with the physical and emotional symptoms of cancer and its treatment. One type of intervention that has shown great promise is mindfulness, and a mindfulness study is now open at Roswell Park for patients with advanced breast cancer.
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 2:42pm

In celebration of Random Acts of Kindness Week, we asked our social media followers to share their ideas on easy ways to lift the spirits of a cancer patient.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 3:27pm
I know firsthand how helpful it is to speak with someone who has been through a similar cancer journey as you.
Monday, February 5, 2018 - 3:37pm
Valentine’s Day can mean dressing up, fancy dinner reservations, sparkly gifts and high expectations. However, there's nothing wrong with wanting something a little more laid back and low key.
Friday, January 5, 2018 - 10:45am
Hope was the driving force behind the new Roswell Park logo, which led us to ask our social media followers what the word means to them. The responses were powerful and, of course, inspired hope.
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 9:16am
Holiday cards are meant to bring merry greetings of cheer to friends and family, but what if someone on your list is facing this Christmas with cancer? Will the message of joy and wishes for a happy new year seem trite or even crass to a patient in treatment? A well-intentioned card could send the wrong message.
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 2:24pm
There was a point in my journey when I said, “That’s it; I give up.” This cancer is so different from others, and I felt that no one knew what I was going through – emotionally, physically or spiritually. I looked different and I couldn’t eat. The feeding tube was one of the hardest parts for me.
Monday, December 4, 2017 - 4:49pm

Recently, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center started an integrative medicine pilot program for pediatric and young adult patients with the hope of easing the side

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 8:00am

You’re getting ready for treatment and you’re trying to do everything you can to make sure your experience is positive, productive and proactive. But let’s face it, healing journeys are always easier when we look and feel better.