RPCI Cancer Talk

Melissa Hiscock, RN, BSN
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 9:09am

As a certified Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurse at Roswell Park, I offer care and support to patients who are about to receive a colostomy bag. Some patients are understandably nervous about the impending change to their lifestyle. As a result, patients typically have a host of questions.

Monday, March 23, 2015 - 12:51pm

Sarah Holstein, MD, PhD, has been at Roswell Park for just over one year, but she’s already making a big impact on multiple myeloma research. Dr. Holstein is involved with several encouraging clinical trials at RPCI, including a unique, brand new study focusing on relapsed/refractory myeloma.

Friday, March 20, 2015 - 3:42pm
Dr. Richard Cheney, Chair of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Roswell Park, encourages second opinions to ensure the accuracy of a cancer diagnosis.

Hearing “you have cancer” usually triggers a range of emotions in people that may include anxiety, sadness, anger, fear, confusion and a sense of urgency to have the cancer treated as soon as possible. Some people are so frightened that they rush into treatment right away, without taking time to learn about and consider treatment options. This may not be the best path. 

Monday, March 16, 2015 - 4:48pm

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. Educate yourself with the facts below and register for our live, online video chat on March 24 to learn if you are at high risk for colorectal cancer and how Roswell Park can help.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 9:41am

Upon hearing this question, your answer likely falls into one of the following categories:

a) Yep! I’ve been screened and I’m not due again for another x-years.

b) Uh oh. I’ve been meaning to make that appointment for some time now.

c) Age 50 is years away. Don’t need to think about it at all.

Friday, February 27, 2015 - 10:25am

During chemotherapy, you may lose the hair on your eyebrows along with the hair on your head. If this happens, there are a few tricks to help you cope.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 4:02pm

Roswell Park’s Spinal Oncology Center offers advanced treatment options and expert multidisciplinary care for both malignant and nonmalignant conditions of the spine.

Friday, February 20, 2015 - 11:16am

Understanding your illness is vital to making informed treatment decisions, and that begins with understanding the words related to a cancer diagnosis. Here are a few important words you should familiarize yourself with.

Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 1:18pm

Every other Tuesday, Lucy Volland volunteers in Roswell Park’s gift shop – a gig she’s held for 33 years.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 4:42pm

In celebration of Random Acts of Kindness Week, we asked our social media followers to share their ideas on easy ways to lift the spirits of a cancer patient.