RPCI Cancer Talk

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 9:00am
Cancer Research & News

The fact that you live in a particular country or community should not impact your ability to get good care for cancer.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 4:59pm
Cancer Support
SafeGait® provides a safer environment for patients by catching their body weight if they begin to wobble or fall.
Monday, November 6, 2017 - 3:55pm
Prevention & Screening
Finding abnormal growths on your neck can be alarming. You know something’s not right, so you hop online, and a quick search reveals that among a long list of issues, it could be cancer. If the swelling or growth is around your Adam’s apple, it may be a goiter.
Friday, November 3, 2017 - 8:30am
Cancer Support
About 70 percent of men receive their diagnosis when the disease is in its early stages. In most of those cases, the cancer tends to grow slowly and will never cause symptoms or lead to death.
Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 9:25am
Prevention & Screening
“Someone may have a really significant exposure over a short period of time or a moderate exposure over a long period of time. What we know about asbestos and diesel and silica is, the greater the dose, the greater the risk.”
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 1:03pm
Prevention & Screening
On a mammogram, fat looks dark grey or black whereas breast tissue looks white. That white area can be an issue because many small breast cancers also appear as white, so it’s harder to detect them in dense breasts.
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 4:26pm
Prevention & Screening
Advancements in technology have improved screening quality while decreasing the need for additional images. In 2011, the Food and Drug Administration approved the use of tomosynthesis or 3D screening mammography. Since then, multiple studies have found that 3D screenings have reduced the need to recall patients for additional images up to 17 percent.
Monday, October 30, 2017 - 3:12pm
Cancer Support
Therapy dog volunteers offer our patients a much-needed distraction from treatment-related worries. It’s always OK to walk right up to the dogs and say hello!