RPCI Cancer Talk

Monday, August 29, 2016 - 4:03pm
A portion of infographic displaying the advantages of robot-assisted surgery and Roswell Park's accomplishments using minimally invasive surgery techniques.
In 2004, Roswell Park became the first facility in the Buffalo Niagara region to offer patients the option of robotic prostatectomy. Today Roswell Park offers robot-assisted surgery (RAS) for treatment of bladder, colorectal, gynecologic, head and neck, kidney, and thoracic cancers.
Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 3:49pm
Dr. James Elam not only established Roswell Park's Anesthesiology Department, he helped introduce the concept of rescue breathing as standard rescue protocol.
Dr. James Elam not only established Roswell Park's Anesthesiology Department, he helped introduce the concept of rescue breathing as standard rescue protocol.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 1:36pm
Young adult cancer survivor, Alicia, describes her emotions upon receiving her diagnosis of acute myeloid leukemia at the age of 25.
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
These easy watermelon recipes will help you stay cool during the summer months.
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
Chemopause, or early menopause induced by cancer treatment, is a realistic concern for women under 40. The most common cause of treatment-induced ovarian failure is chemotherapy.

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
Dr. Edwin Mirand
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
Cheryl's eyes were opened to the dangers of skin cancer after the spot on her arm turned to be melanoma. Her cancerous mole now removed, she encourages others to practice sun safety and undergo regular skin checks.

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).