RPCI Cancer Talk

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).
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 4:31pm
Exercise. You know it’s good for you. It helps keep you limber, reduces stress, improves mood and self-confidence, sharpens memory and helps to keep you healthy and in good shape.
Friday, July 29, 2016 - 1:27pm
All three of my kids got all their shots. Every stinging needle, every dose was dutifully administered as a normal part of their childhood. I felt that getting their vaccinations was my responsibility as their parent, just like getting them on the school bus, feeding them at least three times a day and trying to limit their television and internet time.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 2:31pm
It's easy to assume that CT scans, MRIs and X-rays are a painless part of the cancer treatment process. But as scan day approaches, the fear and anxiety grows too big to ignore. This common feeling is called scanxiety. And for patients, survivors and family members, the stress can interfere with quality of life.