RPCI Cancer Talk

Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 12:55pm

Buying health insurance on the Health Benefit Exchange is a daunting task that can be fraught with pitfalls, especially if you or a family member has cancer. There are plenty of helpful resources however, and if you tread carefully and thoughtfully, you can make choices that provide the best coverage for your medical and prescription drug needs.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 3:31pm

As Childhood Cancer Awareness Month comes to a close, we want to stress the importance of long-term follow-up care and the benefits of the pediatric survivor’s clinic.

Friday, September 25, 2015 - 4:03pm

Roswell Park unveiled its brand new pharmacy this past spring, offering a convenient way for patients to retrieve prescriptions without having to make extra stops after leaving the hospital. However, the Roswell Park Pharmacy provides more than just convenience.

Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 10:28am

Tanning, whether from the sun or from indoor tanning beds, is a leading cause of skin cancer and skin aging. You owe it to yourself and your skin to stay safe from harmful UV rays and always practice sun safety.

Monday, September 21, 2015 - 2:52pm
Shashikant Lele, MD, FACOG, uses intraperitoneal chemotherapy (IP therapy) to treat patients with ovarian, fallopian tube, and primary peritoneal cancers.

Delivering chemotherapy directly to the abdomen can significantly improve survival among women with ovarian cancer—so significantly that nearly ten years ago, the National Cancer Institute issued a special clinical announcement urging oncologists to use the approach, called intraperitoneal chemotherapy. Unfortunately, many smaller hospitals and oncology practices still don’t offer it.

Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 3:23pm

While an estimated 5 to 10 percent of all cancers are due to hereditary factors, ovarian cancer is unique—up to 25 percent of these cancers are thought to have a hereditary cause.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 1:21pm

At age seven, I was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. After my main surgery to remove the cancer, I had to go through weeks of chemotherapy and never stopped asking questions during the process.

Friday, September 11, 2015 - 3:07pm

Richard Satterwhite doesn’t have any trouble remembering dates. Among those that will stay with him: Sept. 6, Oct. 24 and Dec. 14. These are the dates that Richard associates with milestones in his experience with prostate cancer.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 2:30pm

For thousands of years, humans rose with the sun and slept when it grew dark, with only the moon and stars or perhaps a fire to light the night. Waking and sleeping followed a natural 24-hour cycle called the circadian rhythm, which controls many physical processes in plants and animals.

Friday, September 4, 2015 - 9:14am

Summer isn't over yet! Though our Ride has come and gone, that's no reason to put your bike away! Among the countless benefits of riding, such as the physical exercise and mental focus, it's simply a great way to get outside and have a great time with family and friends, or by yourself.