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, April 19, 2017 - 3:24pm
Prevention & Screening

It’s a myth that people of color, including African-Americans, Asians, Hispanics, Native Americans and Pacific Islanders, don’t get skin cancer. In fact, Jamaican singer-songwriter Bob Marley died at the age of 36 from a rare form of melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 3:18pm
Prevention & Screening

Oral health is a crucial component of cancer care. About 40 percent of patients develop complications that affect the mouth. Head and neck radiation, chemotherapy, and blood and marrow transplantation can cause issues ranging from dry mouth to life-threatening infections. These problems interfere with cancer treatment and affect quality of life.

Monday, April 17, 2017 - 11:17am
Patient Stories

I’m not one to worry about what comes next. I live in the moment. That’s the attitude I had nearly 20 years ago when I was first treated for breast cancer, and that’s how I took it two years ago when a routine mammogram showed that my cancer had come back. I was not the least bit concerned about having a mastectomy. But this time, after the mastectomy, my surgeon suggested that I consider breast reconstruction.

Friday, April 14, 2017 - 10:24am
Cancer Research & News

In December, the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy and the Cancer Research Institute (CRI) announced a major collaboration focused on an emerging area of cancer research: neoantigens. These small proteins on the surface of cancer cells arise from mutations often unique to a tumor, making personalized immunotherapies like cancer vaccines a possibility.

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 5:15pm
Cancer Research & News

The study found that more than 42 percent of U.S. adults ages 18 to 59 have a type of genital HPV and nearly 23 percent of adults are infected with strains of the virus that carry a higher risk of causing cancer. CDC and Roswell Park recommend getting adolescents and young adults vaccinated. 

Different bodies respond to treatments in different ways, so it’s important that patients of different ethnic and racial backgrounds participate in clinical research studies.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 4:24pm
Cancer Research & News

When it comes to medical treatments, we’re not all alike. Women and men sometimes need different dosages of the same drug. One drug for heart failure works very well in black patients but not in white patients.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 3:24pm
Life & Wellness

Essential oils can perk up your mood, help you de-stress and improve your emotional well-being. The best way to enjoy the scents of your favorite oils is with a diffuser. But why buy one when you can easily make one yourself?

Monday, April 10, 2017 - 2:27pm
Patient Stories

Although Alexis is only 9 years old, cancer has been a part of her young life for nearly three years. Long trips from Jamestown to Roswell Park for treatment are not easy, but she finds ways to stay posititve by listening to her favorite music, staying active and embracing those around her.