Pastoral Care

Monday, August 10, 2015 - 12:00pm

Cal Walker, 61, was diagnosed with a rare form of lymphoma. He recently underwent a bone marrow transplant at Roswell Park and is doing well. But for the next 54 weeks, Cal will be on disability from his job at Cornell University to recover from his illness. While most would consider this a setback, Cal looks at it as a “gift of time,” and he’s determined to use his time wisely.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 2:27pm

Everyone has a story to tell, and the Life Recorded program at RPCI gives patients and loved ones an opportunity to preserve that story for generations to come.

Friday, June 20, 2014 - 2:55pm

When facing a cancer diagnosis, many people turn to their faith to cope. This can be a confusing and difficult time, and religion offers some patients a way to find hope and answers. Spirituality often provides a framework that helps patients make sense of their diagnosis.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 3:44pm

If you listen to National Public Radio, it’s likely you’ve heard about StoryCorps, the non-profit initiative that gives Americans the chance to share their most meaningful stories and life experiences through personal recorded interviews.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 3:17pm

The news of a cancer diagnosis is difficult for patients and their caregivers, so it helps to find ways to cope with the added stress.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 9:12am

One of the main stressors that people and patients may experience around the holidays is the pressure of expectations. There is gift giving, visiting with family, party planning and so on.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 9:41am

Sharing a good book at bedtime is a common tradition for parents and their little ones. It’s a cozy, magical time that builds a strong family bond. When a cancer diagnosis and hospital stay interrupts the fun, Roswell Park can help bridge the distance.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013 - 9:44am

Cancer is a life-altering experience. The body, mind and spirit undergo a great deal of stress that can raise questions about the future and human existence — What is the meaning of life? Why are we here?