Resource Center

Journaling can be a powerful way to express difficult emotions, explore new ways of thinking and reduce stress in challenging times.
The Patient and Family Tour is conducted twice a month on the first Tuesday and third Friday of each month, beginning September 5.
It's not uncommon to feel apprehension, sadness or a loss of privacy before, during and after chemotherapy-related alopecia. In fact, for both men and women, hair loss is often the most common and distressing adverse effect of chemotherapy.
When’s the last time you stopped to think about the simple, yet essential, act of breathing?
“There is so much information for patients to navigate after a diagnosis. We can help them figure out where to start.”
An oasis in the middle of a busy cancer center. A hub for information. A warm, welcoming space filled with knowledgeable staff and volunteers. That’s how Martha Hickey, the manager of the Resource Center within the Medical Concierge Services department at Roswell Park describes the new space within the hospital.

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.

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.