RPCI Cancer Talk

Monday, November 21, 2016 - 3:30pm
The Cost of Cancer
Planning ahead, choosing the right insurance plan and negotiating the right network coverage will help you reduce stress and make the process towards recovery easier. No one plans for a diagnosis of cancer in his or her life, so it’s advisable to investigate options for health care coverage while you are healthy.
Sunday, November 20, 2016 - 8:00am
There are certain times of year when my cancer story makes me feel incredibly isolated. There’s the time surrounding April 14, the day I was diagnosed, July 29, the day I was deemed “in remission” and, the one I’ve experienced most recently, the month of October.
Friday, November 18, 2016 - 4:20pm
"The trauma of hair loss can equal or exceed many of the challenges cancer patients face. It is the visible manifestation of cancer treatment and affects one’s sense of personal beauty and image,” says Judy, a breast cancer survivor.
In the United States, hair and beauty are multibillion-dollar industries, with the average woman spending about $50,000 on her hair over a lifetime. Clearly, good hair days are important and for most women, play a strong role in personal identity, self-confidence and the image presented to the world. So when patients begin treatment for cancer, the concern over hair loss sits front and center on the list of side effects that are likely to become an important part of their experience.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 4:46pm
Improving access to cancer care
At Roswell Park, we are doing our part to help underserved patients gain access to life-saving treatments, manage the cost of care and navigate insurance red tape. We discussed our initiatives during the Buffalo Cancer Moonshot Summit, and we are dedicated to the national effort.
Monday, November 14, 2016 - 1:31pm
Experts who help people quit smoking say that one key to success is choosing a specific date to quit. If you’ve been putting it off, here’s the date to circle on your calendar: Thursday, Nov. 17.
Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 9:00am
If you had told Craig Wittmann back in 2009 that he would be cycling across New York State, he would have been thrilled, but also skeptical. That’s because at that time, the husband and father of two was in the fight of his life with stage IV non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
Monday, November 7, 2016 - 10:37am

It’s open enrollment season, the time of year to reevaluate your heath care coverage. There are a number of things to consider and compare when choosing a plan. Asking the right questions and understanding industry terms will help simplify the process and make you a savvy consumer.

Friday, November 4, 2016 - 9:48am
We are approaching that bittersweet time of year when we gain an hour of sleep but lose an hour of sunlight. At 2 a.m. on Sunday, November 6, most Americans will set their clocks back one hour as daylight saving time ends.
Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 3:24pm
Perched on a steel pontoon in the Niagara River, a snowy owl gazes directly at the viewer, curious but cautious, during a brief stopover on a winter flight. Seen through the lens of Buffalo photographer Laird Robertson, the serene and magical moment is captured in a photo now on display in the Scott Bieler Clinical Sciences Center at Roswell Park.
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 1:42pm
Going through treatment for cancer is hard, but I also faced the challenge of getting my medical care at Roswell Park covered by my health insurance. If I can help even one patient learn from my experience, then this will be a success.