RPCI Cancer Talk

Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 3:43pm

Children undergoing cancer treatments will experience many hurdles – from psychosocial issues and emotional distress to learning problems and health risks. Unfortunately, this age group is also prone to noticeable changes in their physical appearance.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 3:18pm

If you own a dog, you understand the joys of canine companionship. But did you know that your four-legged friend could hold the power to heal? Research shows that pet therapy dogs help cancer patients cope with treatment, manage side effects and improve quality of life.

Monday, May 23, 2016 - 11:45am
The Benefits of Storytelling and Listening with Lani Peterson, PsyD

Everyone has their own unique story — executives of high-powered companies, college students, caregivers and cancer survivors. Lani Peterson, PsyD, has spoken and listened to people from all walks of life, each with their own special experiences and personal trials.

Friday, May 20, 2016 - 3:39pm

When you no longer need a medication, it’s best to dispose of it as safely as possible. Keeping unused medications, especially those prescribed for cancer treatment or pain, can be particularly dangerous, posing a risk for unintentional use, overdose, or abuse.

Friday, May 20, 2016 - 12:12pm

The last time I visited Roswell Park it was without my sister Elise. I went alone. I was still in the emotional turmoil of grieving her loss. I was very much looking forward to visiting some of her doctors and attempting to “connect to her,” and to the previous life I had with her.

Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 4:22pm

In the words of one patient, oncology massage is like "a vacation from cancer." It's a relaxing, pleasurable escape from everything that is going on.

Monday, May 16, 2016 - 1:33pm

On October 15, 1992 my life changed dramatically. After Multiple CT scans and painful biopsies, I was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma.

Friday, May 13, 2016 - 11:38am

In addition to treating melanoma and sarcoma patients at Roswell Park, Joseph Skitzki, MD, FACS, spent the last few years developing a high-powered, first-of-its-kind microscope for use in the operating room. In February 2016, following a short study of the microscope’s functionality, Dr. Skitzki's research team revealed its stunning findings.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 1:55pm

It’s more common to have blood taken from a vein than to have medications infused into one. So why doesn’t the nurse who gives you chemotherapy use the same vein as the phlebotomist who draws your blood?

Friday, May 6, 2016 - 2:16pm

Research shows that cancer survivors who continue to work are as productive on the job as other workers, and most who are physically able to work do go back to their jobs. But whether they’re returning to an existing job or starting a new one, some are treated unfairly in the workplace. What are your rights as an employee?