RPCI Cancer Talk

Cancer survivor Laurie Page says staying positive and maintaining a good sense of humor helped in her overall recovery.
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 5:27pm
Patient Stories

Laurie Page of Cheektowaga, NY, was diagnosed in the summer of 2016 with a rare carcinoid tumor in her abdomen. The prognosis wasn’t good. “They didn’t give me long to live,” she said. “I was down to 92 pounds.” Page was referred to Roswell Park and received treatment under the care of gastrointestinal surgical oncologist Dr. Moshim Kukar, whom she calls a “miracle worker.”

As guest blogger Mary explains, there is no one-size-fits-all approach on how to deal with fear of missing out, or FOMO.
Friday, September 16, 2016 - 4:20pm
Patient Stories

FOMO, the abbreviated slang meaning “fear of missing out,” is a huge mental and emotional side effect of being a young adult cancer survivor and represents just a sliver of the unique challenges we have to face during and well after the fight of our lives.

Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 2:49pm
An ovarian cancer test, CA125 is a reliable tool when used correctly. That is the message from Roswell Park following an FDA alert regarding the use of this common blood test.
Choosing the right health care coverage is one of the most important decisions you can make for you and your family.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 4:56pm
Choosing the right health care coverage is one of the most important decisions you can make for you and your family. It’s essential for you to fully understand your options and choose a provider that is best for your current and future health care needs.
Friday, September 9, 2016 - 12:38pm

Our Director of Pastoral Care may spend her weekdays comforting and supporting patients, families and employees, but on the weekend she has another passion – football!

Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 3:19pm

The report released yesterday by the Cancer Moonshot Blue Ribbon Panel, a group convened by Vice President Biden last winter, highlighted some big ideas and high-impact opportunities in oncology.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - 9:37am
When Dr. Donald Pinkel graduated from medical school at the University of Buffalo in 1951, the world was a pretty dark place for kids with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). They didn’t live long after diagnosis, and experts in the field of blood cancer were convinced the disease was incurable.
Saturday, September 3, 2016 - 9:00am

This week marks exactly one-year since I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer; and seven months since I had a clean post-chemo scan.

I am one of the lucky ones.

Arguably the world’s most famous female scientist, Marie Curie came to Roswell Park in 1921 to discuss the emerging use of radium to treat tumors. Madame Curie and her husband, Pierre, discovered the element in 1898.
Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 2:20pm
The old book doesn’t look like much. Its red fabric cover is faded. The edges of the pages have yellowed, and there are no photos or illustrations inside — just page after page of signatures. The first names were inscribed with fountain pens, but later entries in ballpoint or felt-tip reflect the evolution of writing instruments over the years.