RPCI Cancer Talk

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 10:56am

A kind gesture is sometimes the best form of medicine. Every day in the Roswell Park Patient Hospitality Room, you’ll find one of 24 volunteers eager to help make your day a little brighter. Whether it’s through friendly conversation, a cup of coffee, or a sympathetic hug, the Hospitality Room is a place for patients and families to relax away from home.

Monday, February 10, 2014 - 9:51am

If you are a cancer patient or survivor, you've most likely become accustomed to frequent visits to a phlebotomist, or a specialist trained in drawing your blood for testing. But what is all that blood work for? What exactly is your cancer care team looking at?

Friday, February 7, 2014 - 1:32pm

Cancer patients and their families and friends may look for books that offer hope, encouragement, and guidance. Our experts at Roswell Park put together this reading list full of insightful and educational books to help those living with or around cancer find comfort and inspiration when it's most needed.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 8:04am

Misconceptions about cancer are plentiful. It’s oftentimes hard to differentiate the facts from fiction. That’s why it’s important to clear up any confusion with what you may have heard or read about cancer.

Friday, January 31, 2014 - 1:08pm

Many times at Roswell Park, we know exactly why a patient is in our care. Their disease has been diagnosed and a treatment plan has been established. Sometimes, however, people are referred to RPCI with various symptoms and only a suspicion of cancer.

Monday, January 27, 2014 - 10:40am

Cancer is a scary diagnosis for anyone, and adolescents and young adults can have an especially hard time dealing with the news that a parent is sick. But you are far from alone.

Friday, January 24, 2014 - 1:59pm

In July of 2011, I discovered a lump in my breast.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 11:50am

Dealing with a cancer diagnosis, and all that comes with it, can be difficult. However, some patients afflicted with lymphedema after treatment may undertake a whole new set of challenges.

Monday, January 6, 2014 - 7:49am

The most common malignant primary brain tumor is called glioblastoma multiforme. These tumors are often aggressive and infiltrate surrounding brain tissue.

Monday, December 23, 2013 - 1:34pm

I spend a significant part of my day at Roswell Park Cancer Institute working with couples. Together, we assess and work on any intimacy concerns that may arise during diagnosis, treatment, or post-operative recovery.