Caregiver Support

Friday, February 7, 2014 - 1:32pm

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.

Monday, December 2, 2013 - 3:29pm

Caregivers play a vital role in the lives of cancer patients. But when you are busy caring for a loved one with cancer, who’s taking care of you? It’s common for caregivers to neglect their own health when coping with the demands of such an important job.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 2:08pm

On paper, it's a simple task. Just grab a dictionary and flip to S.

But in practice, it's rarely easy.

Monday, May 20, 2013 - 12:50pm

Nothing can change the caliber of a conversation—or a relationship—quite like cancer. Like an acquaintance we've been trying to avoid, mortality suddenly appears in the room, and from then on, it never leaves.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 3:09pm

A little over six years ago, Sandra Szopinski caught a segment on the news featuring Roswell Park's first therapy dog, Monte. At the time, Sandra's eight-year-old golden doodle, Rorie, had already passed therapy dog testing. After seeing the news report, Sandra instantly felt compelled to call Roswell Park to find out more about our Pet Therapy Program.

Monday, April 29, 2013 - 7:45am

What do you get a kid brother with brain cancer for his birthday? Especially when you live four hundred miles away?

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 9:34am

One week before my brother was set to study business in Singapore this summer, Dr. Metchler delivered his alarming news.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 - 9:35am

When my brother was diagnosed with cancer, my family’s priorities were clear: his health came first. But eventually, we also had to return to work. 

Monday, November 5, 2012 - 9:21am

When my brother was diagnosed with brain cancer, it changed all of our lives, in ways big and small. The texture of reality shifted as anxiety and uncertainty set in. All of our future plans were placed on hold.

Thursday, September 13, 2012 - 7:19am

It’s become a running joke in our family: “Hey, give us a break. We don’t know what we’re doing. After all, this is our first brain tumor!”