RPCI Cancer Talk

All medications, including fertility drugs, come with risks. But should you be concerned about an increased cancer risk?
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 5:41pm
Life & Wellness

For cancer patients, the threat of infertility is a common concern. Radiation, chemotherapy and surgery have the potential to impact fertility. That’s why it’s so important for young cancer patients to have a multidisciplinary team of cancer and fertility experts who can offer the most effective treatment and fertility preservation options.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 4:16pm
Life & Wellness

Whether you’re lactose-intolerant, vegan or just looking to switch up your milk routine, milk alternatives can offer good nutrition profiles and different flavors to keep things interesting. The grocery store shelves can get a little overwhelming with all the different choices.

Testicular cancer survivor, J.G., shares his experience and how CancerCon helped him get his life back on track.
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 5:01pm
Patient Stories

Young adult survivor, J.G., shares his experience with testicular cancer and how the largest, annual young adult cancer convention helped him get his life back on track.

Friday, July 7, 2017 - 10:00am
Life & Wellness

If you’re looking for fun ways to lead a healthier lifestyle, the BNMC is a good place to start.

"Light" smoking still carries risks. Light and low tar cigarettes may increase a smoker’s risk of developing lung adenocarcinoma.
Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 8:54am
Cancer Research & News

Some smokers — lured by the promise of a “safer” cigarette — switched to “light” cigarettes rather than quitting. But evidence strongly suggests that "light" cigarettes may actually increase a smoker’s risk of developing a type of non-small cell lung cancer called lung adenocarcinoma.

Lung cancer may seem like the most obvious cancer risk for firefighters, but it's not the only one.
Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 12:41pm
Life & Wellness

When they're out protecting the lives of other people, firefighters put themselves at risk for many types of cancer. Here are some practical steps for reducing that risk. 

Grilling meats at high temperatures results in the formation of heterocyclic amines (HCAs) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs).
Monday, July 3, 2017 - 1:43pm
Life & Wellness

Grilling meats at high temperatures results in the formation of heterocyclic amines (HCAs) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), chemicals that form when meat — including beef, pork, fish or poultry — is cooked at high temperatures. According to the National Cancer Institute, HCAs and PAHs have been found to be mutagenic, which means they cause changes in DNA that may increase the risk of cancer.

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 3:58pm
Cancer Support

Decades ago, a diagnosis of breast cancer was devastating and almost always meant that a woman would undergo a mastectomy—removal of the entire breast. Today, with regular screening mammograms, breast cancers are often caught in earlier stages, allowing women the choice between a lumpectomy (removal of part of the breast) and a mastectomy.

Going back to work after treatment helped Laurie's cancer 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.”