RPCI Cancer Talk

Despite His Young Age, Survivor Squad Member Hank Always Asked Questions and Remained Positive Through His Treatment
Monday, May 29, 2017 - 9:01am
Patient Stories

Hank was 7 years old when he was diagnosed with a stage IV Wilms’ tumor last year.
The tumor started in his left kidney – all Wilms’ tumors begin in one of the kidneys – and by the time it was found, it was the size of his head and had spread to his abdomen and both lungs.

“His first lung CT scan looked like Swiss cheese from all of the growths,” said his mom, Christine.
The whole family was scared, including Hank.

“It was shocking,” said the third grader. “The first thought that raced through my head was, ‘Am I going to live?’”

Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 9:00am

A hospital stay can be complicated for patients who are confused or disoriented due to dementia or the effects of their medications. They need someone with them around the clock, for safety’s sake.

Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 1:39pm
Prevention & Screening

Wearable technology has seen massive growth in the tech industry in recent years. From Apple Watch and Fitbit on your wrist to Google Glass on your head, wearables are everywhere. As technology advances, can wearable devices along with smartphone apps help aid in skin cancer prevention and detection?

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 3:43pm
Patient Stories

In March 2014, my mother, Cathy Pera, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Her journey was not easy, but I am proud of the strength she has shown and I am grateful that I was able to support her during some of her most difficult times.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 4:03pm
Cancer Research & News

Ten years ago, patients diagnosed with advanced-stage kidney cancer had few options, and none of them were very promising. But in recent years, we have seen a revolution in kidney cancer treatment with ten new targeted drugs winning FDA approval.

Monday, May 22, 2017 - 5:28pm
Patient Stories

Can men get breast cancer? For Dana and Bill Everett, this question hits close to home. Yes, males can get breast cancer, and yes, it’s something that’s not discussed frequently. Watch this video to hear Dana and Bill give their very honest account of a very tough time in their lives. Then, spread awareness about male breast cancer to the men in your life. 

BMT patient and cancer survivor Roman Molodynia
Friday, May 19, 2017 - 2:43pm
Patient Stories

In December 2015, after one and half years of being in remission from acute myeloid leukemia (AML), I relapsed.

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 1:45pm
Life & Wellness

Sex may be far from your mind when you’re first diagnosed with cancer and facing so many decisions. However, after things settle a bit, you may start wondering how cancer or your treatments will affect the everyday aspects of your life — including sexual activity and sexuality. Sexuality is how you view yourself, how much vulnerability and intimacy you allow, and how you experience the sense of touch.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 2:55pm
Patient Stories

In April 2016, a “spot” was discovered on Bonnie Hewett’s liver during a pelvic examination. “It was really found by fluke,” says Bonnie. Her internist advised her to have the spot checked out and Bonnie turned to Roswell Park.