RPCI Cancer Talk

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 4:24pm

When it comes to medical treatments, we’re not all alike. Women and men sometimes need different dosages of the same drug. One drug for heart failure works very well in black patients but not in white patients.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 3:24pm

Essential oils can perk up your mood, help you de-stress and improve your emotional well-being. The best way to enjoy the scents of your favorite oils is with a diffuser. But why buy one when you can easily make one yourself?

Monday, April 10, 2017 - 2:27pm

Although Alexis is only 9 years old, cancer has been a part of her young life for nearly three years. Long trips from Jamestown to Roswell Park for treatment are not easy, but she finds ways to stay posititve by listening to her favorite music, staying active and embracing those around her. 

Sunday, April 9, 2017 - 2:39pm

Bloating. It’s one thing to feel overly full after a large celebratory meal, but unfortunately, for many patients in cancer treatment, bloating doesn’t come with a holiday, but instead is an unpleasant side effect of cancer therapy.  Bloating can be caused by slowed movement of food through the G.I. (gastrointestinal tract or digestive tract) tract due to gastric surgery, chemotherapy (also called chemo belly), radiation therapy or medications. Whatever the cause, the discomfort is universally not welcome.

Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 3:28pm

Your money or your health? When it comes to nutrition, sometimes it can seem like a choice between the two. Yes, healthy eating can be expensive. But, with a little planning, it doesn’t have to be.

Friday, April 7, 2017 - 3:18pm

Men are often reluctant to share their feelings. When trouble strikes, they tend to bottle it up, keep a stiff upper lip and carry on. This is especially true for young men facing cancer.

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 3:35pm

“Am I pooping enough? Why is my poop green?” Seemingly silly questions like these are, in fact, important to understanding your body. The bowel movement chart below will help you decode your stool and discover helpful insights into your health. Keep in mind that everyone’s bodies are different and only a medical professional can evaluate your individual symptoms and observations.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 2:09pm

Along with health worries, a cancer diagnosis can cause stress due to concerns about finances, insurance, employment and even housing. You may also have to deal with legal matters while you’re in treatment.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 4:25pm

Regardless of how or when you choose to share your experience, remember that your voice could make a difference in someone’s life. All I can hope is that my words might reach another survivor and remind them that they are not alone.

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 5:16pm

Janet Snyder is helping us get the word out about women’s health! From mammography to exercise, and everything in between, she’s using her voice to explain that being a #ChiefHealthOfficer means taking care of yourself so you can take care of your family.