Cancer Talk

Friday, May 3, 2019 - 10:46am
If you think chewing tobacco is a healthier alternative to smoking, think again. Unfortunately, that theory is misguided. While it's not linked to lung cancer like smoking, chewing tobacco and other smokeless tobacco products put users at an increased risk for several head, neck and mouth cancers, including squamous cell carcinoma.
Friday, April 19, 2019 - 10:00am
The cause of testicular cancer is unknown. Learn the risk factors that increase the chance of developing this disease.
Monday, April 8, 2019 - 10:13am

Every April, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center works to raise awareness about cancer among minority populations by recognizing National Minority Cancer Awareness Week, celebrated this year April 8-14, 2019.

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 4:13pm

For most young adults, their 20s and 30s are for graduations, starting careers or families – not for fighting cancer. Having cancer as a young adult is never on anyone’s five-year plan.

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. 
Monday, April 1, 2019 - 1:15pm

More than 50,000 people die of colorectal cancer each year — but the death rate is on a steady decline, and the American Cancer Society projects that the 2020 death rate will be 50% lower than the 2000 rate.

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.

Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 8:44am
Unfortunately, most pancreatic cancer cases are not found until the disease has reached stage IV.
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.