Cancer Talk

Monday, January 7, 2019 - 1:27pm

All of us are born with a unique set of human characteristics that help make us who we are, but take a look at your family and you’re likely to find that you have many things in common with them. Dimples, curly hair, right- or left-handedness, freckles — all can be passed along from parent to child. Those visible features are determined by the genes you inherited from your parents — special segments of your DNA that contain a set of instructions for how your body will look, how you’ll behave, and even how likely it is that you’ll develop certain medical conditions.

Friday, December 21, 2018 - 10:17am

2018 was an exciting year at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 10:47am
Overall, the results showed that patients who exercised regularly both before and after their diagnosis had a significantly lower risk of death (40%) compared with patients who didn't exercise. 
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 8:00am
Fatty liver disease is an accumulation of fat in liver cells. Although it hasn’t been identified as a direct cause of liver cancer or other life-threatening diseases, fatty liver disease is associated with other health problems, including an increased risk of some cancers or cardiovascular disease.
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 8:00am
About 5% of all Pap tests will be abnormal. An abnormal Pap test result does not mean cancer, but it does require follow-up to rule out the possibility of cancer.
Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 11:20am
Pancreatic cancer is called a silent killer because it often grows or spreads undetected. And like many cancers, it presents few warning signs. It’s critically important to educate patients about the options and the importance of early detection. 
Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 8:00am
Of the millions of women who get their mammogram each year, the vast majority will be told that their results are normal. However, if you do have an abnormal screening mammogram, you will need to undergo further testing.
Monday, October 22, 2018 - 11:10am
What can be done when cancer is able to hide from your immune system or block the immune response, or if it just isn’t strong enough to kill all the cancer cells?
Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 3:02pm

It’s that time of year again. Pumpkin spice is everywhere, the leaves are crunching underfoot and the geese are flying for warmer weather.