Women with a strong family history of breast and ovarian cancer have an increased risk of developing these diseases. Sometimes this strong family history indicates a BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation, making the odds of developing these cancers even higher.
I have worked as a pediatric hematology and oncology nurse at Roswell Park for twenty years. I am also an active member of the Western New York Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON).
I am originally from Lebanon, and worked previously in New York, Maine and Pennsylvania. I am so pleased to be part of a thriving medical community at Roswell Park and to be caring for patients in the greater Buffalo region.
What is often most difficult in the general treatment of lung cancers is understanding the specific complexities of each unique case. For decades, doctors and the medical community alike have lumped all lung cancers together as one entity.
Over the last four years, Roswell Park Cancer Institute has conducted workshops in Nigeria on an ongoing basis to share our knowledge, resources and skills with patients and doctors in less privileged countries.