Coronavirus

While some people will learn to embrace the change, others may want to push for loved ones to still gather, despite knowing the risks.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) of the first COVID-19 vaccine marks a hopeful turning point in the fight against a virus that has taken so much from so many.

Revised 12/17/20

Amid a surge in COVID-19 infections, vaccination is beginning around the nation of the first FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccine.

The ban on elective surgeries in Erie County that goes into effect this Friday, Dec. 4, as announced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, does not apply to most of the surgeries at Roswell Park. Here are the details.
For someone undergoing treatment for cancer, or who has finished treatment but still takes extra precautions to stay safe, the question looms large: How do I handle the holidays?
Once you’re infected, it usually takes between five days and two weeks before symptoms appear. This stage is called "pre-symptomatic." When people are pre-symptomatic, the amount of virus they shed from the nose and mouth is extremely high, putting others around them in danger.
In 12-hour shifts, every day of the week, the Respiratory Therapy team works to help everyone at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center breathe a little easier.
“Yes, it is safe to get a mammogram during COVID-19, provided that both the patient and the facility have taken proper precautions to make the visit as risk-free as possible,” says Marie Quinn, MD, Director of Breast Imaging.

Like other hospitals and medical offices, when COVID-19 hit Western New York, Roswell Park set up central points of entry and introduced a wellness screening system for all those who enter our walls.

Using a phone, computer or tablet, now you can talk with your doctors and other Roswell Park team members via video conferencing, from the safety and privacy of your own home.

Across the nation, the number of young people infected with COVID-19 is on the rise.

The nurses on 6 West, like other floors, are used to working long hours. They are, after all, an inpatient unit that operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to care for patients who have lymphoma and solid tumors. For them, the past several months have mostly been business as usual, except for one aspect: no visitors were allowed on inpatient floors for the first two months. This absence of family members was very difficult on patients and nurses alike.