Cancer Survivorship

Saturday, February 14, 2015 - 2:09pm

I was 24 years old and dating the man of my dreams. The first year of our relationship was perfect. But when I was 25, I started to get sick. I had monthly doctor’s appointments for an entire year to figure out what was wrong.

Friday, February 6, 2015 - 2:02pm

A cancer diagnosis isn’t a reason to stop being vigilant when it comes to prevention. In fact, cancer patients have even more reason to be on guard, because they usually have a higher risk for infection or for developing other types of cancer.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 10:39am

Upon learning I had won the DAISY Award, I immediately thought of several different groups of people: the two patients who had nominated me, the incredible team I work with at Roswell Park, and my family.

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 4:41pm

I love what I do for a living. How many people are able to say that and actually mean it? I consider myself one of the lucky few because I am a nurse at Roswell Park.

Friday, August 22, 2014 - 3:25pm

As a teenager, I had my heart set on joining the Peace Corps. I grew up in the U.S. Virgin Islands and met people from all walks of life who inspired me to give back. I wanted to travel the world and help those in need.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 10:49am

Growing up, I never planned on being a nurse. I am shy and squeamish around blood — two unusual characteristics for an RN. But with a knack for math and science, I took a chance on nursing.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 3:04pm

Everything happened so quickly—the trip to the emergency room, the diagnosis of immunoblastic large cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma, surgery to partially remove the very large tumor in his chest cavity, multiple courses of chemotherapy.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 1:11pm

Don't skip those follow-up visits. The Annual Blood & Marrow Long-Term Survivorship Clinic helps patients stay healthy and maintain good quality of life after treatment.

Sunday, May 18, 2014 - 9:28am

On the afternoon of Monday, March 31, I headed from my usual post as a chemo-infusion nurse at RPCI’s Amherst Center to our main campus in Buffalo, NY.

Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 1:29pm

I began my fight against cancer in the spring of 2008. I was a 20-year-old junior at the University at Buffalo and a standout shot putter for the track and field team.