Cancer Talk

Monday, April 22, 2019 - 8:00am
"There's a lot of evidence that for someone who's overweight, losing even a small amount — five pounds, 10 pounds — can reduce the chances that they'll be diagnosed with cancer."
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 9:22am
Can non-smokers get lung cancer? Yes, they can; here’s what you need to know. Lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer death worldwide. In the United States, more people die every year of lung cancer than of the other major cancers – breast, prostate and colon – combined. 
Friday, March 29, 2019 - 8:00am
Research shows that obesity not only increases the risk of getting cancer but also speeds its development and makes it more likely to occur at a younger age.
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.
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 8:30am

If you feel well and your doctor has not restricted your diet, you may be interested in embracing a healthy lifestyle after cancer treatment.

Monday, March 11, 2019 - 1:17pm

“Am I pooping enough? Why is my poop green?” Seemingly silly questions like these are, in fact, important to understanding your body. The bowel movement chart below will help you decode your stool and discover helpful insights into your health. Keep in mind that everyone’s body is different and only a medical professional can evaluate your individual symptoms and observations.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 4:37pm

Lymphedema—a potential side effect of cancer treatment—is abnormal fluid retention and swelling that typically develops in the arms or legs, but may occur anywhere in the body, including the trunk, breasts, genitals, face, head and neck. Symptoms may range from mild, with uncomfortable heaviness, fullness, tight skin, and tight-fitting clothing and jewelry, to severe, where the skin forms deep folds and becomes thickened, reddened, scaly and weeping. Although the condition is chronic, lymphedema can be treated.

Dr. Ermelinda Bonaccio, Director of Mammography, reviews a mammogram scan.
Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 11:19am

You may have heard about a technology called 3D mammography. We get quite a few questions about it from patients in our Breast Center. I’m very happy to announce that we now have the capability to offer 3D mammograms at the Roswell Park Mammography Center, but it’s important to understand what 3D mammography is used for and who will benefit most from the technology.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 3:18pm

Yes, you definitely do. While the cold winter months may not immediately bring to mind warmth and sunshine, ultraviolet (UV) rays still pose a risk and you need to apply sunscreen before heading outdoors, just like in the summer.