Patient Education

If you recently learned that your cancer treatment requires the placement of a PICC line, you may be scared because you don’t know what to expect.
Now, your cancer care team will send you the appropriate and specific patient education materials that relate to your personalized treatment plan electronically as well as offer paper copies.
Stress, fatigue, anxiety, pain, depression and sleep difficulty are just a few of the problems that cancer survivors may encounter in their daily life.
Preparing food for yourself or for you and one other person can feel difficult at times. Follow these tips for adapting your meal-making process to fit your household!
Food safety is important for everyone and following guidelines can lower your risk of ingesting pathogens – germs that can make you sick.
If you find the idea of injecting yourself to be stressful, keep in mind the benefits: it can free you from repeated trips to the doctor’s office and associated co-pays.
If you need tube feeding, your doctor will decide which type is best for you based on your medical problem, general health, and how long you will need it.
“A diagnosis of cancer has the potential to stop everything. It can delay or even eliminate large portions of your timeline and life goals, such as when or how to start a family.”
“It’s another component of creating the safest environment we can for our patients to receive care,” says Shirley Johnson, MBA, MS, RN, NEA-BC, Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical Operations Officer at Roswell Park.
A Foley catheter is put in place when you cannot urinate normally, including after urological or gynecological surgery that affects the bladder — for example, surgery involving the prostate, bladder, kidney or uterus.
APPs are essential members of your clinical team at Roswell Park. How are they trained, and what types of things are they qualified to do?
Cancer patients and older adults are among those at higher risk for sepsis, which progresses rapidly and can be fatal. Knowing the symptoms and acting quickly could save your life.