Women's Health

Colorectal cancer is one of the most common cancers in both men and women. Although it is slightly more common in men, 1 in every 24 women will be diagnosed with colon or rectal cancer at some point in her life.

Advancements in technology have improved screening quality while decreasing the need for additional images. In 2011, the Food and Drug Administration approved the use of tomosynthesis or 3D screening mammography. Since then, multiple studies have found that 3D screenings have reduced the need to recall patients for additional images up to 17 percent.

At Roswell Park, doctors and interdisciplinary teams work year-round to help women become more aware of the different gynecological cancers, providing support with resources and strategies to prevent and lower risks for these cancers.

Janet Snyder is helping us get the word out about women’s health!

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms and moms-to-be! Motherhood definitely changes your life in many ways — physically, emotionally, mentally. But did you know becoming a mother can affect your risk of breast cancer, too? Being a mother may reduce your risk!