RPCI Cancer Talk

Monday, August 8, 2016 - 11:10am

For me, the negative results meant we still couldn’t pinpoint what was wrong, and I'd have to be poked and prodded with more needles.

Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 4:35pm

Whether your summer plans include a beach vacation, a long-awaited fishing trip, or just working in the garden, you’ll need to protect yourself from the sun’s ultraviolet rays — UVA (long wave) and UVB (short wave).

Monday, August 1, 2016 - 4:31pm

Exercise. You know it’s good for you. It helps keep you limber, reduces stress, improves mood and self-confidence, sharpens memory and helps to keep you healthy and in good shape.

Friday, July 29, 2016 - 1:27pm

All three of my kids got all their shots. Every stinging needle, every dose was dutifully administered as a normal part of their childhood. I felt that getting their vaccinations was my responsibility as their parent, just like getting them on the school bus, feeding them at least three times a day and trying to limit their television and internet time.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 2:31pm

It's easy to assume that CT scans, MRIs and X-rays are a painless part of the cancer treatment process. But as scan day approaches, the fear and anxiety grows too big to ignore. This common feeling is called scanxiety. And for patients, survivors and family members, the stress can interfere with quality of life.

Monday, July 25, 2016 - 4:01pm

When the contents of your stomach – food, stomach acid, enzymes, and bile – come up into your esophagus instead of going down into the intestines, you’ve got acid reflux. While your stomach can handle these harsh substances, they cause irritation, and over time, they can damage your esophagus.

Friday, July 22, 2016 - 1:15pm

During the Buffalo Cancer Moonshot Summit, Roswell Park joined a national conversation on how to end cancer as we know it. This initiative, backed by Vice President Joe Biden, intends to double the speed of cancer research and remove barriers to clinical trials by improving access to information.

Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 10:11am

Whether you’re recovering from illness or just trying to lead a healthier lifestyle, make sure to get your daily dose of Vitamin N. You won’t find it at the drugstore — you have to collect it outdoors.

Friday, July 15, 2016 - 2:31pm

Music has many benefits. It can create encouragement, motivation, determination, resilience, and the ability to cope. Most importantly, it can heal. Sometimes when there are no words or there is nothing to say, music says it all.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 4:01pm

A cancer diagnosis brings about many lifestyle changes and may have far-reaching implications. Some patients face immediate challenges during treatment as they adapt to their new lifestyle. Both patients and caregivers may find themselves researching topics such as catheter use, inserting tubes into veins and getting a chestport implanted.