Survivorship

Studies have shown that most Americans gain one to two pounds during the holiday season. This may not sound like much, but most Americans do not lose their holiday weight gain.
While not every cancer patient needs genetic screening, studies have shown that patients who have had a history of cancer — and should be tested for hereditary cancer syndromes — are not being tested.
One of the most common fears cancer survivors have is that their disease will return. Worrying about your cancer coming back is normal.
The sessions are open to Roswell Park patients, visitors and employees at no cost. All equipment will be provided, and the classes are led by certified yoga therapists with oncology specific training.
Caregivers play a vital role in their loved one’s cancer journey. They provide home healthcare, oversee home and family, make sure bills are paid and cupboards are stocked.
We know that poor sleep can have negative effects on your health and well-being, yet there is little research on how to effectively reduce insomnia in cancer survivors. A new study aims to learn whether a behavior-based program can help provide better quality sleep.
Stress, fatigue, anxiety, pain, depression and sleep difficulty are just a few of the problems that cancer survivors may encounter in their daily life.
Seasonal affective disorder is known as SAD, a fitting name for a type of depression associated with the lack of light in late fall and winter.
It’s important for all of us to remember that our emotions will run even higher than usual at this time of year. Once we know our feelings and have allowed ourselves time and space to feel them, then we can decide if we want to try to change how we are feeling.
“Taking a hands-on approach to lymphedema management and consistently updating the patient on their plan of care represents the gold standard of care."
“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.”
Several well-regarded studies confirm that approximately 18 to 20% of adult cancer survivors report symptoms of anxiety and depression at some point during the first 12 months after treatment.