RPCI Cancer Talk

Friday, April 28, 2017 - 3:31pm
Patient Stories

As a 25-year cancer survivor, a “veteran” if you will, there is a natural tendency for newly diagnosed cancer patients to gravitate toward me. After all, I’ve “been there done that.” And I am more than happy to help, mentor and coach those just starting out on this scary and life-altering journey. My approach is to be open with sharing my experiences, challenges and how I’ve dealt with adversity, guided by the following principles.

Friday, October 28, 2016 - 5:18pm
After a recent appointment at Roswell Park, I was suddenly awash with emotion, almost on the verge of tears. My brain was flooded with the enormity of my entire experience, starting of course with the brutal reality that I was diagnosed with breast cancer at 36.
Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 4:42pm

Elizabeth and Miranda are two friends with a unique story. They happened to meet years ago in Uganda, Africa during a study abroad trip and Peace Corps program, respectively. Eventually, the pals separated and made their way back to different states in the U.S.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 4:48pm
Patient Stories

For every amazing, caring friend, there’s another who has drifted away. The one who wholeheartedly promised, “if you need anything, I’m here,” and wasn’t. There are just some friends, for whatever reason, who won’t be there for you, even if you really want them or need them in your corner.

Matt Krueger discusses how his coworkers dealt with his cancer in the workplace.
Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 12:20pm
When a co-worker reveals that they are battling cancer, it can be difficult to know what to say or how to act.
Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 8:00am

Remarkable progress has been made in pediatric cancer over the past two decades. More than 75 percent of children diagnosed with cancer will be long-term survivors. But treatments that help children survive – like chemotherapy and radiation – wreak havoc on their bodies years later.

Monday, October 17, 2016 - 11:35am

Igor Puzanov, MD, has dedicated his life to finding a cure for cancer. In 1992, he left the Czech Republic and moved to Dallas, Texas to train in immunology at the University of Southwestern and in internal medicine at Parkland Memorial Hospital – best known for treating President John F. Kennedy.

Understanding health insurance.
Friday, October 14, 2016 - 11:38am
Understanding health insurance and industry terminology will help you choose the best possible plan for you and your family.
Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 3:42pm

While many of us don’t enjoy cleaning, we accept it to be a necessary chore of life. A clean, clutter-free home keeps us healthy and happy. However, certain factors can further grow the burden of keeping your abode tidy.