RPCI Cancer Talk

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 1:36pm

My early twenties were everything I imagined they would be. They were fun, filled with life and discovery, naive in the best of ways, connected by travels, and laced with endless dreams. This was until I hit a road block at age 25. Cancer stood in my tracks. What was I to do?

Saturday, August 20, 2016 - 1:00pm

It’s been an exceptionally hot summer. So it helps to have an easy, go-to treat to stay cool. Watermelon never disappoints. But with a little imagination – and minimal effort – you can take your melon to the next level.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 8:00am

If you’re a woman under 40, you’re probably not thinking about menopause. But for young women who have had cancer, treatment-induced ovarian failure – often referred to as “chemopause” – is a very realistic concern.

Monday, August 15, 2016 - 4:53pm

In 1951, Edwin A. Mirand, PhD, DSc became a permanent employee of Roswell Park Cancer Institute. What would have been impossible to know at the time was just how permanent a fixture he would truly become.

Friday, August 12, 2016 - 2:22pm

During my own cancer journey, I’ve learned a lot about the importance of asking questions and getting multiple opinions. I had to be my own advocate to ensure the best possible care. Otherwise, my outcome might have been very different.

Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 3:35pm

I had the day off from work and was busy putting together a special anniversary dinner for my husband. In the midst of chopping vegetables, I heard my cell phone ring but couldn’t reach it in time. I’d missed a call from my dermatologist. 

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.