Caregiver Support

Long-distance caregivers literally go the extra mile and demonstrate a strong commitment to helping. But these guardians from afar also need to care for themselves along the way.

Coping with a cancer diagnosis and the treatment that follows can turn the world upside down.

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.

If you’re a caregiver, you know that it can be easy to neglect your own health while you’re providing excellent care for someone else. Exhaustion, eating poorly, persistent high stress levels or lack of sleep can wear you down.

There’s a good chance I wouldn’t be here right now if it wasn’t for my wife.

Cancer is confusing, and It’s hard to find the right words to help a child understand such a difficult disease. While we can’t tell you exactly what to say, we hope these books give you a good starting point for open and honest communication. The list includes insightful and educational stories to help your entire family find comfort and inspiration when it’s most needed.

Cancer patients and their families and friends may look for books that offer hope, encouragement, and guidance. Our experts at Roswell Park put together this reading list full of insightful and educational books to help those living with or around cancer find comfort and inspiration when it's most needed.

If you’re a cancer patient or survivor, you know that your treatment journey is filled with many doctor’s appointments. While these appointments can often feel overwhelming, there are certain things you can do to make the most of the time you have with your physician.

“It’s so important to have conversations with patients when they do have a life-limiting illness. It is the only way to ensure that patients and their families are prepared and that their wishes regarding end-of-life care are honored.”

In celebration of Random Acts of Kindness Week, we asked our social media followers to share their ideas on easy ways to lift the spirits of a cancer patient.

Acupuncture, massage therapy, herbal products, aromatherapy, yoga and meditation are just a few examples of complementary therapies. Learn more at the first Wellness Wednesday on Jan. 17.

If spring is best greeted in a garden then I was fortunate to be in Buffalo in the spring, while my husband Roman was receiving his BMT at Roswell Park. We had arrived in mid-March (just as winter was ending) for Roman to be admitted. I was staying at the nearby Kevin Guesthouse.