RPCI Cancer Talk

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 2:38pm

We are so grateful to have many wonderful volunteers that make a profound impact on our patients and visitors. Check out these interesting facts about this diverse group!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 1:33pm

Pet Therapy dog, Sierra, and her owners Dave and Dobie Marowski, volunteer at Roswell Park twice a month to visit with patients and families.

It’s their way of giving back after Dobie’s bout with breast cancer four years ago. As a former RPCI patient, Dobie understands first-hand how important companionship is. Sierra brought Dobie strength during chemotherapy and was by her side the entire time.

Monday, April 13, 2015 - 9:51am

While spending time on the Roswell Park campus, you may have noticed a sea of purple, blue and yellow. These colored garments each represent a specific type of RPCI volunteer and they are all here to lend you a hand!

Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 12:30pm

Hair loss is a common side effect of cancer treatment, and for many women, wigs are the answer. But choosing the right wig can be a difficult decision.

Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 1:06pm

Children with brain tumors or with acute lymphoblastic leukemia are most likely to have late effects in the brain, but any child treated for cancer is at a higher risk for learning disabilities, memory loss and social distress.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 4:43pm

Your care team should be working with you to ensure successful outcomes during treatment. However, it’s important for you to be an active member of your care plan and fully understand your diagnosis and options.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 4:29pm

With Easter at our doorstep, we have eggs on the mind! Coloring Easter eggs is a great way to spend time with your family and have fun with the kids. Eggs can also be a nutritious addition to your diet as they are packed with protein, essential vitamins, and minerals.

Monday, March 30, 2015 - 3:14pm

Eating well helps you get the nutrients your body needs to promote healing and minimize side effects. It may also help you feel better. Unfortunately, sometimes cancer or cancer treatment can affect your appetite.

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.