RPCI Cancer Talk

Monday, April 4, 2016 - 12:34pm

Most cancer survivors will tell you they have two extremely vivid memories: the moment they received their diagnosis and the moment they finally finished treatment.

Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 6:07pm

To kick off National Young Adult Cancer Awareness Week (NYACAW) I’m headed to Roswell Park’s Annual Young Adult Wellness Retreat this Saturday to speak with patients and survivors about important topics that impact their lives.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 4:24pm

After a kidney cancer diagnosis, one of the first questions your physician will seek to answer in developing your treatment plan will be whether your cancer can be treated with surgery — the standard, primary treatment for many patients. And if so, can you still keep your kidney?

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 3:11pm

When cancer patients finish treatment, they enter a new phase: learning how to live after cancer. When you ring that Victory Bell, life does not necessarily return to normal. You must adjust to managing the long-term effects of treatment to ensure a healthy, happy and active life.

Monday, March 28, 2016 - 4:42pm

Roswell Park Cancer Institute made national headlines last April in securing an agreement to bring Cuba’s encouraging lung cancer vaccine, CimaVax, to the United States for clinical testing. Nearly one year later, Cuba is back in the news and CimaVax is receiving renewed attention. One of the most frequently asked questions about this vaccine is, “When will it be available for lung cancer patients in the U.S.?”

Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 11:30am

If your treatment plan includes surgery, you should know that your recovery will be slower if you get pneumonia. Your medical team will take steps to prevent it, but you’ll play an important role, too.

Monday, March 21, 2016 - 4:00pm

During my cancer journey, I relied heavily on peer support. I needed to vent my feelings to someone who knew exactly what I was going through. I needed advice from young patients who walked this path before and understood the obstacles and emotional strain I dealt with on a daily basis.

Friday, March 18, 2016 - 3:38pm

When patients and caregivers learn what the OCN credential means, I hope that it gives them added confidence that their nursing staff is very knowledgeable in their care.

Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 2:00pm

We asked, you answered! While most people mean well and have great intentions, finding the right words to say to a cancer patient can be challenging.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 2:59pm

After spending nearly two decades as a pediatric oncologist and clinical investigator at New York Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Kara Kelly, MD, once again calls Western New York home. An alumnus of the University at Buffalo, Dr. Kelly returned to the area in February to lead Roswell Park’s Department of Pediatric Oncology.