Resource Center

Several years ago, I noticed a bump behind my knee. It began interfering with my daily activities, so I had my doctor take a look at it. She said it was just a cyst and nothing to worry about, but sent me to an orthopedist for further testing.

A caregiver devotes much of their time and energy to making sure the patient has everything they need during treatment, including the love and support that will help them get through it. But who supports the caregiver?
No one expects to get cancer. But when someone you love says they’ve got breast cancer, what do you do? 
When Jim Croft was diagnosed with bladder cancer in June 2015, he didn’t know the journey on which he was about to embark. 
Janice had passed a big milestone in her journey as a breast cancer survivor — the five-year mark — and figured going in for a six-year exam would be no big deal. She didn’t expect to be told the cancer had returned.
It’s OK to feel the feelings you have, it’s OK to be sad, but don’t dwell on it. Positivity breeds positivity. Attitude is everything.
The heat, sun and outside activities can present challenges and trigger side effects. Take these precautions to stay safe.

Wigs, it turns out, aren’t ready-to-wear right off the shelf. They come with lots of extra hair that needs to be thinned, trimmed and sometimes layered. That’s where professional hairstylists Jeff Lindner and LaFondra Martin come in.

When a loved one is going through cancer treatment, it can be difficult to know what to say or do. Every individual is different, and what is helpful to one person may not be to another. Recently our Facebook followers shared some things they wish their loved ones had known, said or done.

I love volunteering as a Cancer Coach because I know firsthand how helpful it is to speak with someone who has been through a similar cancer journey as you.

Every year Roswell Park's Resource Center for Patients and Families helps more than 5,000 patients and their families find information and the support they need.

You may find it tough to discuss some aspects of cancer, both physical and emotional, with someone who has not been through the same struggles. Cancer coaches provide a unique level of empathy and understanding by sharing their own experiences as cancer survivors.