Cancer Support

Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 6:07pm
To kick off National Young Adult Cancer Awareness Week (NYACAW) I’m headed to Roswell Park’s Annual Young Adult Wellness Retreat this Saturday to speak with patients and survivors about important topics that impact their lives.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 3:11pm
When cancer patients finish treatment, they enter a new phase: learning how to live after cancer. When you ring that Victory Bell, life does not necessarily return to normal. You must adjust to managing the long-term effects of treatment to ensure a healthy, happy and active life.
Monday, March 21, 2016 - 4:00pm
During my cancer journey, I relied heavily on peer support. I needed to vent my feelings to someone who knew exactly what I was going through. I needed advice from young patients who walked this path before and understood the obstacles and emotional strain I dealt with on a daily basis.
Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 2:00pm

We asked, you answered! While most people mean well and have great intentions, finding the right words to say to a cancer patient can be challenging.

Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 9:30am
I am a voice for patients who are burdened by hospital bills, underinsured or struggling with complex medical decisions. I act as an advocate to help them get the medication, treatment and coverage they need. I fight through insurance and legislative red tape to break down financial barriers. I spend days, months and sometimes years working with a patient until all of their medical needs are met.
Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 9:07am
Energy fuels the body's internal functions to help us perform at optimal levels. When energy is low, everything takes longer to accomplish and seems more difficult.
Saturday, February 20, 2016 - 12:46pm

Thanks to generous donations, Roswell Park’s End of Life and Bereavement program is able to provide compassionate support for patients who have received a terminal diagnosis, as well as their families.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 3:35pm
There wasn’t chocolate, champagne, or rose petals, there was just his hand holding mine and never letting go. His presence and unwavering support meant more to me than a silly, store-bought gift.
Monday, February 8, 2016 - 3:44pm

The family and loved ones of someone diagnosed with cancer are often as affected by the illness as the patient. In many ways, caregivers are the unsung heroes of the cancer journey.

Friday, February 5, 2016 - 8:14am
It’s the second biggest food consumption day of the year, surpassed only by Thanksgiving. Typical pigskin party fare packs in around 2,500 calories — more than most people should consume in a single day. Follow these tips to manage your waistline and maintain your health during the big game.