Cancer Support

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.’”
Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 1:43pm
Although Porsche never went to medical school, she sure knows how to make cancer patients and their families feel better. Porsche, a 6-year-old Goldendoodle, is a new face at Roswell Park. Roswell’s furry friend visits a few times a month as part of the Institute’s Pet Therapy Program, made possible in part by generous donations. During her visits, Porsche trots around the hospital, calmly visiting anyone in need of a pick-me-up, providing unconditional love and a wag of her tail.
Monday, November 16, 2015 - 1:48pm
Coping with a cancer diagnosis can be an overwhelming experience, particularly the time before starting treatment. No one expects to hear they have cancer — symptoms are often attributed to other causes, such as the flu or an infection. Adjusting to your diagnosis is a process and there is not a right or wrong way to feel.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 5:45pm
Musicians Craig Hodnett, Daniel McCue and Peter Hassett have been volunteering at Roswell Park for more than six years! You can find The Buffalo Guys in the Roswell Park lobby every Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m. playing some of their favorite songs and cracking jokes.
Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 10:17am
Halloween is such an important holiday for many kids. But during cancer treatment, extended hospital stays or unpleasant side effects could hinder the trick-or-treating tradition. However, with a little planning and preparation you can still enjoy the day.