Late in 2015, Roswell Park and the Western New York nursing community lost a true pioneer. Eva Noles, the first African American woman to train and graduate as a registered nurse in Buffalo, died on December 2, 2015 at the age of 96.
Nausea and vomiting may occur during your treatment, a few hours after your treatment (acute), or much later (delayed). Not everyone will experience this side effect, but it is most common in people who have had general anesthesia, are taking certain medications, or are receiving chemotherapy or radiation treatments.
Although Dr. Roswell Park treated patients with many different conditions, he felt especially challenged by cancer. It “kills thousands of people annually in this State…but has so far baffled the ingenuity and the ceaseless efforts of individuals for centuries,” he wrote.
Thanks to generous donations, Roswell Park’s End of Life and Bereavement program is able to provide compassionate support for patients who have received a terminal diagnosis, as well as their families. The initiative has been supported by donations since its founding in 2002, and since then, the program has reached out to 12,000 patients and their families. Beth Lenegan, PhD, Director of Pastoral Care, tells us about her first-hand experience with this program.
If Vishal Gupta, MD, looks familiar, think back to Super Sunday, when he was introduced as part of #TeamRoswell's all-star lineup in our popular television commercial that aired locally during Super Bowl 50. Truly an MVP at RPCI and an expert in the field of head and neck cancer, Dr. Gupta has been providing care for patients at Roswell Park since 2013.
Adult women, starting at age 20, are encouraged to perform a breast self-exam at least once a month. The key to a successful self-exam is consistency. Since breasts change throughout the menstrual cycle, one week after menstruation is a good time to check for abnormalities. Perform the exam in the same manner and same position every time. If you are new to breast self-exams, here are some guidelines:
The family and loved ones of someone diagnosed with cancer are often as affected by the illness as the patient. In many ways, caregivers are the unsung heroes of the cancer journey. They often have many responsibilities that range from administering medical treatment, to providing emotional support, to performing countless practical tasks. And of course, this is all in addition to their “life as usual.”
It’s the second biggest food consumption day of the year, surpassed only by Thanksgiving. Typical pigskin party fare packs in around 2,500 calories — more than most people should consume in a single day.
Follow these tips to manage your waistline and maintain your health during the big game.