Cancer Survivorship

Friday, January 22, 2016 - 3:24pm

Cancer patients and survivors struggle with a lot of tough questions. Will I be cured? Will I relapse? When will my body be back to normal? These are just some the questions I think about on a daily basis, but they have an even stronger presence at the start of a new year.

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.

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.

Friday, November 13, 2015 - 1:53pm

"But you're so young." These words have resonated loudly in my mind over and over again in the last year. Yes, statistically, a 28-year-old should be planning other major life events that do not include a double mastectomy, 16 rounds of chemotherapy, radiation, endocrine therapy, and several reconstructive surgeries.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 1:21pm

At age seven, I was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. After my main surgery to remove the cancer, I had to go through weeks of chemotherapy and never stopped asking questions during the process.

Friday, August 28, 2015 - 12:02pm

When asked to speak about my experience with cancer, I often struggle to find the right words. There is so much to say and sometimes there aren't words for the emotions attached.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 8:17am

“I didn’t think I was going to make it, so it’s really about my life today and how cancer makes a difference in a person’s life,” said Thomasina Holmes, a thriving lung cancer survivor who credits Roswell Park Cancer Institute for saving her life. 

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 4:04pm

I won't deny it, chemotherapy is tough. But during my time in the Chemo Infusion Center, I learned some tricks that helped me cope with treatment.

Friday, June 5, 2015 - 3:48pm

More and more people in the U.S. are surviving cancer. If you’re among them, you may be looking for ways to keep yourself healthy into the future.