Cancer Support

Monday, April 13, 2015 - 9:51am

While spending time on the Roswell Park campus, you may have noticed a sea of purple, blue and yellow. These colored garments each represent a specific type of RPCI volunteer and they are all here to lend you a hand!

Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 12:30pm

Hair loss is a common side effect of cancer treatment, and for many women, wigs are the answer. But choosing the right wig can be a difficult decision.

Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 1:06pm

Children with brain tumors or with acute lymphoblastic leukemia are most likely to have late effects in the brain, but any child treated for cancer is at a higher risk for learning disabilities, memory loss and social distress.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 4:43pm

Your care team should be working with you to ensure successful outcomes during treatment. However, it’s important for you to be an active member of your care plan and fully understand your diagnosis and options.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 9:09am

As a certified Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurse at Roswell Park, I offer care and support to patients who are about to receive a colostomy bag. Some patients are understandably nervous about the impending change to their lifestyle. As a result, patients typically have a host of questions.

Friday, February 27, 2015 - 10:25am

During chemotherapy, you may lose the hair on your eyebrows along with the hair on your head. If this happens, there are a few tricks to help you cope.

Friday, February 20, 2015 - 11:16am

Understanding your illness is vital to making informed treatment decisions, and that begins with understanding the words related to a cancer diagnosis. Here are a few important words you should familiarize yourself with.

Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 1:18pm

Every other Tuesday, Lucy Volland volunteers in Roswell Park’s gift shop – a gig she’s held for 33 years.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 4:42pm

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.

Monday, February 9, 2015 - 9:47am

Roswell Park changed my life. From the moment I walked through the doors, I knew it was a place I wanted to work.