RPCI Cancer Talk

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 10:53am

Remember how much fun you used to have with a coloring book and a box of crayons? Molly Gold, one of six Artists-in-Residence at Roswell Park, says adults are often surprised when they rediscover the activity. “People say, ‘Oh, my gosh, this is so relaxing! I haven’t colored since I was ten years old.’”

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 1:43pm

Although Porsche never went to medical school, she sure knows how to make cancer patients and their families feel better. Porsche, a 6-year-old Goldendoodle, is a new face at Roswell Park. Roswell’s furry friend visits a few times a month as part of the Institute’s Pet Therapy Program, made possible in part by generous donations. During her visits, Porsche trots around the hospital, calmly visiting anyone in need of a pick-me-up, providing unconditional love and a wag of her tail.

Friday, November 20, 2015 - 11:04am
Lung nodule surveillance—your next steps after lung cancer screening

Roswell Park’s Lung Cancer Screening Program for people at high risk for developing lung cancer includes a focused medical history, physical exam, and helical Low Dose CT (LDCT) chest scan. The LDCT is the only screening test proven to reduce lung cancer deaths.

Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 10:54am

According to research from the Calorie Control Council, the average Thanksgiving dinner contains around 3,000 calories. These tips and healthier recipes can help you manage your waistline and maintain your overall health while still enjoying the food and family time.

Monday, November 16, 2015 - 1:48pm

Coping with a cancer diagnosis can be an overwhelming experience, particularly the time before starting treatment. No one expects to hear they have cancer — symptoms are often attributed to other causes, such as the flu or an infection. Adjusting to your diagnosis is a process and there is not a right or wrong way to feel.

Friday, November 13, 2015 - 1:53pm

"But you're so young." These words have resonated loudly in my mind over and over again in the last year. Yes, statistically, a 28-year-old should be planning other major life events that do not include a double mastectomy, 16 rounds of chemotherapy, radiation, endocrine therapy, and several reconstructive surgeries.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 5:45pm

Musicians Craig Hodnett, Daniel McCue and Peter Hassett have been volunteering at Roswell Park for more than six years! You can find The Buffalo Guys in the Roswell Park lobby every Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m. playing some of their favorite songs and cracking jokes.

Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 2:54pm

Despite aggressive chemotherapy and radiation treatments, the malignant tumors in Sharon McCann’s lungs wouldn’t go away. But in the fall of 2013, she was given the chance to try a brand-new test, OmniSeq Target™.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 2:07pm

Sharon McCann never smoked. Neither did her parents or her husband. She did not have any of the risk factors for lung cancer. “It just happened,” she says.

Saturday, October 31, 2015 - 3:55pm

"How did I feel after learning I had breast cancer? A feeling of loneliness,” says Maria Torres, a resident of Buffalo, New York and breast and cervical cancer survivor.