RPCI Cancer Talk

Friday, May 20, 2016 - 12:12pm
The last time I visited Roswell Park it was without my sister Elise. I went alone. I was still in the emotional turmoil of grieving her loss. I was very much looking forward to visiting some of her doctors and attempting to “connect to her,” and to the previous life I had with her.
Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 4:22pm
In the words of one patient, oncology massage is like "a vacation from cancer." It's a relaxing, pleasurable escape from everything that is going on.
Monday, May 16, 2016 - 1:33pm
On October 15, 1992 my life changed dramatically. After Multiple CT scans and painful biopsies, I was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma.
Friday, May 13, 2016 - 11:38am
A brand new innovation developed at Roswell Park Cancer Institute may change the way we look at cancer tumors – literally.
In addition to treating melanoma and sarcoma patients at Roswell Park, Joseph Skitzki, MD, FACS, spent the last few years developing a high-powered, first-of-its-kind microscope for use in the operating room. In February 2016, following a short study of the microscope’s functionality, Dr. Skitzki's research team revealed its stunning findings.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 1:55pm
Veins and Arteries: Providing a roadmap through the body | Blood vessels, arteries and veins, are different from each other.
It’s more common to have blood taken from a vein than to have medications infused into one. So why doesn’t the nurse who gives you chemotherapy use the same vein as the phlebotomist who draws your blood?
Friday, May 6, 2016 - 2:16pm
Research shows that cancer survivors who continue to work are as productive on the job as other workers, and most who are physically able to work do go back to their jobs. But whether they’re returning to an existing job or starting a new one, some are treated unfairly in the workplace. What are your rights as an employee?
Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 5:29pm

What is a momcologist? It’s every mother’s worst nightmare come to life.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 4:25pm
Danielle and Amy were meant to cross paths. Their lives were linked in more ways than one. But they didn’t truly connect until last May, when their mutual friend, Craig, initiated an introduction.
Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 8:00am

Chemobrain or chemo fog is well known by cancer patients, but for years researchers struggled to find evidence of its existence. Today, it is widely recognized as a legitimate, diagnosable condition.

Friday, April 29, 2016 - 1:26pm

For most of us, filling out forms isn’t a favorite task and it becomes even less so when dealing with sensitive issues surrounding our life. Approximately 55 percent of American adults do not have a will, so clearly it’s not an activity people enjoy doing at the best of times.