RPCI Cancer Talk

Friday, November 13, 2015 - 1:53pm
"But you're so young." These words have resonated loudly in my mind over and over again in the last year. Yes, statistically, a 28-year-old should be planning other major life events that do not include a double mastectomy, 16 rounds of chemotherapy, radiation, endocrine therapy, and several reconstructive surgeries.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 5:45pm
Musicians Craig Hodnett, Daniel McCue and Peter Hassett have been volunteering at Roswell Park for more than six years! You can find The Buffalo Guys in the Roswell Park lobby every Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m. playing some of their favorite songs and cracking jokes.
Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 2:54pm
Despite aggressive chemotherapy and radiation treatments, the malignant tumors in Sharon McCann’s lungs wouldn’t go away. But in the fall of 2013, she was given the chance to try a brand-new test, OmniSeq Target™.
Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 2:07pm
Thanks to OmniSeq Target testing, Sharon McCann's team at Roswell Park was able to determine that her tumor has a rare gene mutation that responds to a targeted therapy.

Sharon McCann never smoked. Neither did her parents or her husband. She did not have any of the risk factors for lung cancer. “It just happened,” she says.

By the time the disease was discovered, it had already spread to the lymph nodes in her chest, and surgery was not an option. Her RPCI medical team “let me know from the start that it was serious, but that there was hope,” she says.

Saturday, October 31, 2015 - 3:55pm

"How did I feel after learning I had breast cancer? A feeling of loneliness,” says Maria Torres, a resident of Buffalo, New York and breast and cervical cancer survivor. “I didn’t have anyone to talk to or anywhere I could go to seek out advice regarding what to do next because I had no idea what the disease was.”

Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 10:17am
Halloween is such an important holiday for many kids. But during cancer treatment, extended hospital stays or unpleasant side effects could hinder the trick-or-treating tradition. However, with a little planning and preparation you can still enjoy the day.
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 11:19am
Dr. Ermelinda Bonaccio, Director of Mammography, reviews a mammogram scan.

You may have heard about a technology called 3D mammography. We get quite a few questions about it from patients in our Breast Center. I’m very happy to announce that we now have the capability to offer 3D mammograms at the Roswell Park Mammography Center, but it’s important to understand what 3D mammography is used for and who will benefit most from the technology.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 - 1:15pm

The World Health Organization (WHO) has released the strongest warning yet about the link between cancer and consumption of red and processed meats. The WHO guidelines now classify processed meats as a “definite” cause of cancer, while red meats are a “probable” cause.

Friday, October 23, 2015 - 4:34pm
Sara Schneller, RN, AAS, & Ashley Keppel, AS, RN, BSN
Over the years, I’ve witnessed my nursing colleagues at Roswell Park receive well-deserved recognition and acclaim in the form of the DAISY Award. I am very proud to now call myself a DAISY Award recipient — however I was not nominated by one of my patients.
Monday, October 19, 2015 - 12:42pm
During the Medicare Open Enrollment period many patients may have questions about the various Medicare options. This open enrollment period is the one time each year that ALL people with Medicare can make changes to their health plan, such as switching from original Medicare to a Medicare Advantage Plan or choosing a different Medicare Advantage Plan.