Patient Experience

Since 2006, therapy dogs have been an important part of patient care, providing gentle support and a reason to smile, a break from a stressful time for patients, caregivers and hospital employees alike.
Fortunately, Roswell Park had a clinical trial that Edith participated in, and that made her cancer go away in both her breast and lymph nodes.
We answer some frequently asked questions from our patients.
The Patient and Family Tour is conducted twice a month on the first Tuesday and third Friday of each month, beginning September 5.
Inpatients at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center can now order their meals during their hospital stay with a simple app on their smart phones.
“This would be almost impossible to try and sort through without them. They’re giving us insight into the issues of elder healthcare. We’re lucky that we have people to help us.”
Instead of ringing the bell by herself, Robyn invited Jody to join her. After all, if it weren’t for Jody’s advice, support and guidance, Robyn’s journey might have been very different.
“Right from the moment you walk in, you’re a little panicky, but from the security person to the receptionist to all the onboarding, every person treated me with dignity,”  she says.
“It’s a matter of how you occupy your day. How do you occupy your life? You get up, you make breakfast, you get dressed. What are the things you do during the day? That’s what we focus on.”
“I was feeling fine when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Had I not gotten my annual mammogram, the breast cancer could have possibly spread. Early detection is key. Invest in yourself and in your health,” Sharon says. 
“The reason I ride is because I want the accessibility of Roswell Park to be there for everybody.”
“Taking a hands-on approach to lymphedema management and consistently updating the patient on their plan of care represents the gold standard of care."