Cancer Support

Friday, December 30, 2016 - 2:03pm

I hope you will take a moment to write down what you want your 2017 to be. And whether you are in the middle of treatment, completing treatment, or newly diagnosed, trust that you will get to a place where you can say, “I'm happy, and I am alive.”

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 10:39am

With only a few days until Christmas, I’m doing everything I can to channel that strength and use it to begin 2017 on a grateful and optimistic note.

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 3:50pm

If someone you know is battling cancer, send them a box of love! Fill the care package with thoughtful items that will be useful during treatment. Watch the video for tips!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 3:56pm

Whether you’re a patient or the friend or loved one of a patient, you may want something to do while you’re waiting around for test results, clinic appointments, and procedures. Roswell Park offers several ways to help you pass the time in the waiting area — and they’re all free!

Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 1:35pm
We asked four cancer survivors — all Roswell Park volunteers — to recall how they felt when cancer interrupted the holidays, and to offer coping strategies for patients and their loved ones who are going through the same thing this year.
Sunday, November 20, 2016 - 8:00am

There are certain times of year when my cancer story makes me feel incredibly isolated. There’s the time surrounding April 14, the day I was diagnosed, July 29, the day I was deemed “in remission” and, the one I’ve experienced most recently, the month of October.

Friday, October 28, 2016 - 5:18pm
After a recent appointment at Roswell Park, I was suddenly awash with emotion, almost on the verge of tears. My brain was flooded with the enormity of my entire experience, starting of course with the brutal reality that I was diagnosed with breast cancer at 36.
Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 4:42pm

Elizabeth and Miranda are two friends with a unique story. They happened to meet years ago in Uganda, Africa during a study abroad trip and Peace Corps program, respectively. Eventually, the pals separated and made their way back to different states in the U.S.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 4:48pm

For every amazing, caring friend, there’s another who has drifted away. The one who wholeheartedly promised, “if you need anything, I’m here,” and wasn’t. There are just some friends, for whatever reason, who won’t be there for you, even if you really want them or need them in your corner.

Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 12:20pm

When a co-worker reveals that they are battling cancer, it can be difficult to know what to say or how to act.