Survivorship

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 9:32am

Like all the posts I’ve written for the Cancer Talk blog, this post starts with my name, and then three important words: Ovarian Cancer Survivor. What makes me a survivor? The answer seems obvious. Three and a half years after being diagnosed with Stage IIc ovarian cancer, I am still alive.

Friday, March 15, 2019 - 8:00am
Cancer patients have specific nutritional needs. Those needs can differ from person to person, depending on the type of cancer, the type of treatment and other factors. That's why Roswell Park's registered dietitians need specialized knowledge to care for our patients and survivors.
Monday, September 10, 2018 - 3:54pm
A survivor of Hodgkin’s lymphoma that was discovered when she was 16, Caryn Domzalski, now 35, has stayed active in Roswell Park’s Adolescent and Young Adult Program, a support group open to all survivors of pediatric, adolescent and young adult cancers. Through them, she heard about Roswell Park’s Onco-Fertility Clinic, which provides information about the risks of infertility from cancer treatment and the options available for fertility preservation and treatment.
Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 8:51am
Chemotherapy may cause partial or even total hair loss, but this side effect is usually temporary. Here’s what you need to know about chemotherapy and hair loss.
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 8:00am
Cancer survivors have special medical needs. A Survivorship Care Plan serves as a guide for you and your primary care physician to help you stay healthy.
Monday, April 16, 2018 - 8:54am
Scalp cooling has shown some success in reducing/preventing hair loss on the head during chemotherapy. How does it work? What are the side effects?
Friday, February 16, 2018 - 9:00am
When your hair grows back, it may be quite different from your original hair in texture or color. It may even be more or less curly.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 10:03pm
PTSD affects one in five cancer patients within six months of diagnosis. Even parents of childhood cancer survivors can develop PTSD. What does it look like, and where can you get help?
Monday, January 22, 2018 - 9:00am
Today many people are concerned about the risks of taking opioid medications on a long-term basis. But if you're living with chronic pain, what are the alternatives?
Monday, January 15, 2018 - 9:00am
Erin has gone through a lot for a 15-year-old, with four surgeries to put in medi-ports, two for tumor removal and two for eye reconstruction, with more reconstruction to come.