A hospital stay can be complicated for patients who are confused or disoriented due to dementia or the effects of their medications. They need someone with them around the clock, for safety’s sake. “If patients don’t have anyone watching over them at these critical times, they’re likely to fall or can easily pull out IV lines and catheters,” says LaShaun Suttles, Hospital Clinical Assistant at Roswell Park. “Some patients are not lucid enough to know what they’re doing. They don’t recognize or realize that they need help.”
Women at average risk for breast cancer should have an annual mammogram beginning at age 40.
Roswell Park's new Chief Nursing Officer says she's motivated every day by the belief that "in my lifetime we will continue to see advances in more cures for cancer."
We know that cancers related to HPV (human papillomavirus) are common, on the rise and, for more than a decade, preventable. Roswell Park teams specializing in cancer prevention and ways to eliminate health disparities have spent a lot of time trying to understand a dynamic we’ve observed — why aren’t more families taking advantage of HPV vaccination, a powerful opportunity to prevent some very serious and possibly fatal cancers before they develop?
For Roswell Park's executive team, walking around is the best way to get the pulse of what's happening in the hospital. The practice is helping improve facilities and procedures from the ground up.
This is a time of unprecedented opportunity in cancer treatment. And as the Clinical Chief of Genitourinary Medicine at Roswell Park, I believe there is so much to look forward to.
I hope you will take a moment to write down what you want your 2017 to be. And whether you are in the middle of treatment, completing treatment, or newly diagnosed, trust that you will get to a place where you can say, “I'm happy, and I am alive.”
In 2006, Shinya Yamanaka, a Japanese stem cell researcher, made a groundbreaking discovery that would win him the Nobel Prize. Yamanaka discovered a new way to turn adult, dividing cells into pluripotent stem cells.
As a cancer survivor of 24 years, I’ve been through a significant amount of ups and downs when it comes to my health. In this environment, one learns to become fluid and quickly adapt. I’ve had the opportunity to revisit and evaluate several facets of my life—priorities, family, careers and other relationships. Twenty-four years post-diagnosis, I am still constantly making those assessments and adjustments.