Cancer Talk

Monday, January 28, 2019 - 1:30pm

While most cancers occur sporadically, and are caused by gene changes that happen during your lifetime, approximately 5 to 10% of all cancers are due to an inherited genetic change, called a mutation, to specific genes. These mutations can be passed from parents to children, generation after generation, and result in a higher risk for developing certain types of cancers. 

Genetic testing can help determine whether or not you carry a mutation in one of the genes associated with cancer.

Friday, January 25, 2019 - 8:00am
If you’re a cancer patient, those magical moments can be interrupted by a hospital stay or times when you’re not feeling well. That’s why Roswell Park’s Spiritual Care Department created the Read to Me program.
Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 8:00am
“For me, it’s kind of a miracle. I have the second chance in life that I never thought I’d have.”
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 8:00am
Concerns have been raised worldwide about whether chemicals used for growing crops can increase the risk of cancer. Is it time to go organic?
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 11:51am
Film has the power to transport us to another time and place. Movies can make us laugh, cry, scream and so much more. And, when dealing with a cancer diagnosis, “leaving” your current situation for even the briefest moment can provide a much-needed respite. Our Facebook followers shared their top picks to watch during cancer treatment.
Friday, January 11, 2019 - 4:56pm
Can cancer patients in treatment eat seafood? Drink alcohol? Roswell Park's nutrition experts deliver the answers to these and other dietary questions.
Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 9:33am
“Roswell Park’s CancerConnect® community is a comfortable, safe, friendly place where you can meet people with similar experiences, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week."
Monday, January 7, 2019 - 1:27pm

All of us are born with a unique set of human characteristics that help make us who we are, but take a look at your family and you’re likely to find that you have many things in common with them.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 - 8:00am
“When you’re an inpatient in the hospital, you’ve got a social worker visiting you every day, a discharge planner, a case manager. At home, some patients don’t have the kind of support they need. It becomes overwhelming, trying to navigate it all.”