RPCI Cancer Talk

Preventing Pneumonia - Simple steps for breathing easier after surgery
Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 11:35am
Coughing removes particles, mucus, irritants or fluids from the lungs. Coughs may be caused by something in the air, such as cooking fumes, perfume or spices, or it may be related to congestion caused by a cold, allergies or a respiratory infection. In general, coughing is your body’s way of responding to irritation and is usually considered normal and healthy. But sometimes a persistent cough is a warning sign of something more complex, including lung cancer.
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 12:49pm
Patient Stories
Cancer Support

Nobody expects to hear the words “Your child has cancer.” Nobody is prepared. And in our family’s case, our son Emmett was diagnosed with leukemia in an emergency room, and treatment began that day in the ICU. We had no time at all to prepare, or even to comprehend it all at the time.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 2:41pm
Cancer Research & News
It's estimated that nearly 28,000 new cases of stomach cancer will be diagnosed in the United States in 2017. The good news is that this incidence rate is significantly lower than it was in the early 1900s.
Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 8:00am
Cancer Support

What happens when patients are given greater access to their medical records, including the notes written by their doctors during each visit?

Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 8:00am
Life & Wellness
Don't stress yourself out in the quest for a picture-perfect celebration. Here are some suggestions for simplifying and savoring the holidays.
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 8:00am
Life & Wellness

You’re getting ready for treatment and you’re trying to do everything you can to make sure your experience is positive, productive and proactive. But let’s face it, healing journeys are always easier when we look and feel better.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 11:06am
Cancer Research & News
Cancer Support
Endocrine therapy can be as important to your breast cancer treatment as chemotherapy. If you’re struggling to take your hormonal therapy as prescribed, we want to help address the issues that are making compliance difficult.
Monday, November 20, 2017 - 4:42pm
Prevention & Screening
Pancreatic cysts are water or mucus filled structures in the pancreas, similar to cysts that appear in other parts of the body. The most common cause of benign (non-cancerous) cysts is pancreatitis, an inflammation of the pancreas.
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 2:16pm
Prevention & Screening
Asbestos, mold and radon: three hazardous substances you never want to find in your home. While all three can be removed and remediated by trained professionals, radon is different, because you can’t see, smell or taste it. That doesn't mean radon is harmless. If left untreated, it can be hazardous to your family’s health. In fact, it’s the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States.