When Karen K. first walked through the doors of Roswell Park in September 2020, she was scared. But by the end of her first day at Roswell Park, she says, “I walked out of those doors knowing that I was in good hands, and that there was a plan for me.
While one-third of the general population has insomnia symptoms, cancer patients and survivors are at increased risk for sleeping disorders due to symptoms and side effects of cancer and subsequent treatments.
Some cancer patients have to undergo extensive surgery that dramatically alters their appearance, often causing great emotional distress. Thanks to the work of Dr. Vladimir Frias, Director of Maxillofacial Prosthetics, they can look like themselves again.
Oncology nursing provides the opportunity and privilege to interact with patients and their families at a difficult time in their lives. We are caregivers, cheerleaders, confidants and, in many cases, close friends.
Despite efforts by the Food & Drug Administration and the American Academy of Dermatology to restrict false advertising, these for-profit enterprises often cover up the truth about the serious consequences of indoor tanning.