Cancer Talk

Monday, November 12, 2018 - 8:00am
On March 10, 2013, it was all over. “The next morning when I got up, my mouth tasted like a dumpster. I didn’t want to know anything about nicotine for the rest of my life, honest to God.”
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 2:16pm

When I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015, my boyfriend Michael and I were still in the beginning stages of our relationship.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 11:54am

It was 2005, and 47-year-old Rick Crowley had a lump growing in his neck. The first biopsy indicated that it was benign, but his doctors in Olean, New York, were not convinced. A good thing, too: The second biopsy found cancer.

ovarian, patient, Julie Francisco
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 10:00am

Three years ago, on my 55th birthday, I got a lousy present. I was running with two friends, and I just didn’t feel right. I’ve been a runner most of my adult life, and as a runner, you know your body pretty well.

Monday, September 10, 2018 - 3:54pm
A survivor of Hodgkin’s lymphoma that was discovered when she was 16, Caryn Domzalski, now 35, has stayed active in Roswell Park’s Adolescent and Young Adult Program, a support group open to all survivors of pediatric, adolescent and young adult cancers. Through them, she heard about Roswell Park’s Onco-Fertility Clinic, which provides information about the risks of infertility from cancer treatment and the options available for fertility preservation and treatment.
Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 8:49am
Wigs, it turns out, aren’t ready-to-wear right off the shelf. They come with lots of extra hair that needs to be thinned, trimmed and sometimes layered. That’s where professional hairstylists Jeff Lindner and LaFondra Martin come in.
Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 3:31pm
Once a month, Kathy Halliday of Snyder, N.Y. comes to Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center laden with armfuls of donations, items she made with her own two hands, to be given to patients in need of warmth or spiritual comfort.
Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 11:07am
As with anything in life, when you’re going through something difficult, it can seem as if your whole world is going to end. It’s hard to see a positive future. But looking back, you realize that you got through it and everything is fine.
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 4:56pm

Turning tragedy into kindness is no small feat, but one woman from Batavia does just that every year at Roswell Park and throughout her community.