Roswell Park’s medical marijuana policy addresses the needs and concerns of patients, caregivers and practitioners who are registered with the NYS Medical Marijuana Program and the Roswell Park staff.
From questions about what causes bladder cancer ("Why Is This Happening to Me?") to practical tips for recovering after surgery, a book created by Roswell Park experts covers all the bases for patients and their caregivers.
In recent years, oral chemotherapy (chemo)—cancer medication that is taken by mouth instead of through a needle—has become an option for some people undergoing cancer treatment. While oral chemo can be just as effective as infusion, and likely more convenient, it can present challenges.
Whether you’re trying to maintain your strength during treatment or follow good nutrition guidelines afterward, eating healthy can be a challenge.
If your treatment plan includes surgery, the recovery process may seem overwhelming. You may be on a restricted diet or experience limited movement and pain after a major operation. Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) is a program that allows for a smoother, faster recovery by changing the way you prepare for surgery and your post-op care.
Preventing infection is a top priority if your immune system has been weakened by illness or cancer treatment, and winter poses new challenges. Outside, shorter days mean less sunlight, single-digit temperatures, and low humidity. Inside isn’t much better; closed windows and insulation trap dry, overheated air and germs in the house. Inside or out, winter can cause health issues for cancer survivors.