RPCI Cancer Talk

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 11:37am
Cancer Support
Acupuncture, massage therapy, herbal products, aromatherapy, yoga and meditation are just a few examples of complementary therapies. Learn more at the first Wellness Wednesday on Jan. 17.
Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 9:25am
Prevention & Screening
“Someone may have a really significant exposure over a short period of time or a moderate exposure over a long period of time. What we know about asbestos and diesel and silica is, the greater the dose, the greater the risk.”
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 1:03pm
Prevention & Screening
On a mammogram, fat looks dark grey or black whereas breast tissue looks white. That white area can be an issue because many small breast cancers also appear as white, so it’s harder to detect them in dense breasts.
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 4:26pm
Prevention & Screening
Advancements in technology have improved screening quality while decreasing the need for additional images. In 2011, the Food and Drug Administration approved the use of tomosynthesis or 3D screening mammography. Since then, multiple studies have found that 3D screenings have reduced the need to recall patients for additional images up to 17 percent.
Monday, October 30, 2017 - 3:12pm
Cancer Support
Therapy dog volunteers offer our patients a much-needed distraction from treatment-related worries. It’s always OK to walk right up to the dogs and say hello!
Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 7:48pm
Patient Stories
Weight management is by far the most personal part of my journey I’ve talked about so far. I can’t tell you how many hours I’ve spent elated or devastated reacting to the numbers on the scale and how they are represented on my body.
Friday, October 27, 2017 - 4:27pm
Cancer Support

October is National Physical Therapy Month. While physical therapy (PT) is more commonly thought of in relation to athletics or orthopedics, PT plays an essential part in the recovery from cancer treatment.

Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 2:49pm
Life & Wellness
Let Halloween be your excuse to embrace your beautiful bald head. Make the most of your situation with one of these fun and easy Halloween costumes.
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 8:05am
Patient Stories
When Megan Johnson was 21 months old, a large tumor collapsed her lung and pushed her heart to the other side of her chest. It was a primitive neuroectodermal tumor (PNET), a rare and very aggressive type of cancer. Doctors advised her parents that her chances of survival were less than 10 percent.