Cancer Talk

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 3:51pm

As a Stage IV oral cancer survivor, I am very passionate about spreading awareness. Oral, head and neck cancers are profoundly different than other cancers in that they limit one’s ability to swallow, eat and talk. These limitations are more pronounced after surgery and radiation treatments. Sadly, at times, the limitations can be permanent.

Friday, April 5, 2019 - 10:00am
“While the side effects were very challenging for me to manage, the care I got at Roswell was unbelievable. Everybody,  from doctors and nurses to cleaning staff, made me feel so valued and cared for during that difficult time.”
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 8:00am
This year the event is even more personal. "The sense of community and compassion that Roswell Park provided me during these unforeseen hardships is why I ride."
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.

Monday, March 18, 2019 - 1:08pm
“I’m so grateful to have Roswell Park. It is such a great facility. It’s all about beating the disease there. And for the constant support of Gwen and our family. I don’t know where I’d be without them.”
Monday, March 4, 2019 - 9:00am
Bruce Werner is reflective and appreciative when he thinks about his life. “Cancer is something I’ll probably die with but not die from. I’ve had a great life and I’ve been able to hang out for the last 30 years with a beautiful, wonderful woman."
Friday, February 15, 2019 - 4:13pm

Sometimes a happy ending is the best way to start a story.

Ronald Bolander, 85 — husband, father, retired corporate executive, volunteer and four-time liver cancer survivor — has been cancer-free for seven years.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 3:35pm
There wasn’t chocolate, champagne, or rose petals, there was just his hand holding mine and never letting go. His presence and unwavering support meant more to me than a silly, store-bought gift.
Monday, February 11, 2019 - 9:54am
When you’re a teenager, your whole life is in front of you. Luci Takas was a varsity swimmer, an avid skier and CrossFit athlete. Then something didn’t seem right.