When you’re diagnosed with cancer, it can feel as if your whole life has been turned upside down. During this confusing, scary time, it’s completely normal to want to take action quickly to get rid of the disease.
Cancer treatment can vary widely, depending on the type, location, stage and many other factors. A side effect of some treatments is pain and discomfort for the patient.
While undergoing radiation treatment, you may never meet your dosimetrist. You might not even know you have a dosimetrist, but they play a key role in how effective your radiation treatment is at fighting your tumor.
Every year Roswell Park's Resource Center for Patients and Families helps more than 5,000 patients and their families find information and the support they need.
In June, More than 50 local teen cancer survivors, patients and their guests enjoyed a night of dancing and fun at the fourth annual prom hosted by Carly’s Club, a social support program at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. This year, the event celebrated with a New York City theme, which transported guests to the Big Apple.
Historically, Japanese women were much less likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer than American women. However, as Western lifestyles become a part of everyday life in Japan, breast cancer rates are on the rise. Dr. Kazuki Takabe, Clinical Chief of Breast Surgery at Roswell Park Cancer Institute explains why a strong relationship between American and Japanese oncologists is mutually beneficial to both Japanese and Asian-American Women.
Three days after Emily’s 19th birthday, she received the devastating news that she had stage 3 malignant melanoma, one of the most serious forms of skin cancer. She was given less than a 59 percent chance of surviving the next five years. In a state of shock, she felt her only options were fight or flight – to face her diagnosis head-on or to live in fear – and she chose to fight.
You may find it tough to discuss some aspects of cancer, both physical and emotional, with someone who has not been through the same struggles. Cancer coaches provide a unique level of empathy and understanding by sharing their own experiences as cancer survivors.