RPCI Cancer Talk

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 11:22am
Patient Stories
Life & Wellness

For me, green is the color of hope.

One year ago, my husband, Roman, was hospitalized at Roswell Park in Buffalo, NY for a stem cell transplant. As Canadians, when we first learned of the opportunity to have BMT at Roswell Park, we had no idea of what lay ahead. We traveled from London, Ontario to Roswell Park for probably the most important meetings of our lives. As Roman met with his physicians and had medical tests, I attended a caregivers’ orientation where an experienced nurse explained my new role.

Monday, March 13, 2017 - 4:34pm
Meet the Team

From the time I was a little girl I always wanted to be a nurse, but sometimes things don’t always work out the way you imagine. I worked as a medical secretary at a different hospital doing insurance billing for some time before realizing that, if I was truly going to be happy, I needed to follow my passion.

Carl Cori, MD and Gerty Radnitz Cori, MD in the lab.
Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 9:00am
Life & Wellness

Gerty Cori was the first woman awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, and the third woman worldwide and first American woman to win a Nobel Prize in science. She was elected to the National Academy of Sciences and appointed to the National Science Foundation by President Harry S. Truman.

Friday, March 10, 2017 - 5:11pm
Life & Wellness

March is National Nutrition Month and this year's theme is “Put Your Best Fork Forward.” National Nutrition Month is an annual effort by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to help Americans incorporate healthy eating into their lives.

Friday, March 10, 2017 - 4:40pm
Life & Wellness

We are approaching that bittersweet time of year when we gain an hour of sunlight but lose an hour of sleep. At 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 12, most Americans will set their clocks ahead one hour as daylight saving time returns.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 4:46pm
Life & Wellness
Prevention & Screening

Mesothelioma is a type of cancer that affects your mesothelium, a thin layer of tissue that covers most internal organs, including your lungs, stomach and heart. However, tumors in the mesothelium can also be benign, meaning non-cancerous. Benign tumors of the mesothelium typically can be removed with surgery and do not require additional treatment.

Ella had been battling a rare and aggressive type of cancer called Rhabdomyosarcoma since being diagnosed as a toddler.
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 4:40pm
Life & Wellness

In my 30 years on this planet, I have been relatively – and thankfully – unaffected by cancer. My family and I have been blessed with mostly good health. As a journalist, I’ve written a little about a lot of things. One assignment, in particular, will stick with me forever. I met Ella in 2011. Ella had been battling a rare and aggressive type of cancer called Rhabdomyosarcoma since being diagnosed as a toddler.

Monday, March 6, 2017 - 4:37pm
Cancer Support
Life & Wellness

Lymphedema—a potential side effect of cancer treatment—is abnormal fluid retention and swelling that typically develops in the arms or legs, but may occur anywhere in the body, including the trunk, breasts, genitals, face, head and neck. Symptoms may range from mild, with uncomfortable heaviness, fullness, tight skin, and tight-fitting clothing and jewelry, to severe, where the skin forms deep folds and becomes thickened, reddened, scaly and weeping. Although the condition is chronic, lymphedema can be treated.