RPCI Cancer Talk

Friday, September 26, 2014 - 2:50pm

A cancer diagnosis starts with a biopsy - the process of taking suspicious tissue or fluid and studying it under a microscope. A pathologist examines the tissue or fluid and prepares a pathology report. Think of this report as a cancer profile.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 1:52pm

No. Hookah smoking is no safer than smoking a cigarette.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 2:53pm

Juicing is a current health trend that is gaining popularity. But before you invest in a juicing machine, it is good to be aware of the potential positive and negative aspects to juicing.

Friday, September 12, 2014 - 1:01pm

I was diagnosed with cancer in the middle of my college career. Since then, I have relapsed three times. After treatment, it’s always really difficult to return to a normal routine.

Friday, September 5, 2014 - 2:17pm

Many people affected by cancer are intent on strengthening their immune systems in order to fight the disease, tolerate treatment or prevent infections. These are worthy goals that should be approached with the same thought and caution you use to make other important medical decisions.

Friday, August 29, 2014 - 2:01pm

Prior to treatment, all patients will have access to in-house fertility counseling thanks to a new oncofertility program established by Roswell Park’s AYA Department, Buffalo IVF and the University at Buffalo.

Friday, August 22, 2014 - 3:25pm

As a teenager, I had my heart set on joining the Peace Corps. I grew up in the U.S. Virgin Islands and met people from all walks of life who inspired me to give back. I wanted to travel the world and help those in need.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 10:49am

Growing up, I never planned on being a nurse. I am shy and squeamish around blood — two unusual characteristics for an RN. But with a knack for math and science, I took a chance on nursing.

Monday, August 11, 2014 - 10:13am

Every couple faces challenges throughout the course of a relationship, but nobody expects cancer to be one of them.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 3:04pm

Everything happened so quickly—the trip to the emergency room, the diagnosis of immunoblastic large cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma, surgery to partially remove the very large tumor in his chest cavity, multiple courses of chemotherapy.