Cancer Support

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.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 10:11am

Seven-year-old Lucas Leitzan is hanging out in his Roswell Park hospital room with his parents, Melissa and Mark, when an unexpected visitor arrives.

Monday, November 30, 2015 - 2:01pm

It’s a familiar refrain among nurses, and one that rings especially true for me: “I knew that I wanted to be a nurse as far back as I can remember.”

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 10:53am

Remember how much fun you used to have with a coloring book and a box of crayons? Molly Gold, one of six Artists-in-Residence at Roswell Park, says adults are often surprised when they rediscover the activity. “People say, ‘Oh, my gosh, this is so relaxing! I haven’t colored since I was ten years old.’”