RPCI Cancer Talk

Friday, March 18, 2016 - 3:38pm

When patients and caregivers learn what the OCN credential means, I hope that it gives them added confidence that their nursing staff is very knowledgeable in their care.

Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 2:00pm

We asked, you answered! While most people mean well and have great intentions, finding the right words to say to a cancer patient can be challenging. Here are some tips, directly from cancer survivors on our Facebook page, on certain phrases and expressions that may not come across as helpful.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 2:59pm

After spending nearly two decades as a pediatric oncologist and clinical investigator at New York Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Kara Kelly, MD, once again calls Western New York home. An alumnus of the University at Buffalo, Dr. Kelly returned to the area in February to lead Roswell Park’s Department of Pediatric Oncology.

Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 9:30am
I am a voice for patients who are burdened by hospital bills, underinsured or struggling with complex medical decisions. I act as an advocate to help them get the medication, treatment and coverage they need. I fight through insurance and legislative red tape to break down financial barriers. I spend days, months and sometimes years working with a patient until all of their medical needs are met.
Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 2:02pm

Buffalo was the eighth-largest city in the United States when it was selected as the site of the 1901 Pan-American Exposition. The “World’s Fair” was organized to promote commerce and showcase the cultures and achievements of countries in the Western Hemisphere.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 9:07am
Energy fuels the body's internal functions to help us perform at optimal levels. When energy is low, everything takes longer to accomplish and seems more difficult.
Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 10:19am

We’ve all heard the expression “smiling is contagious”, and it’s true! But while we usually want to avoid contagious things, this is one case where we encourage you to share, spread and pass along your infectious smile. Numerous studies have discovered mind and body benefits resulting from smiling. Even if you are having a terrible day and nothing is going right, hear us out on how smiling can vastly improve your attitude and happiness.

Monday, February 29, 2016 - 2:53pm
One day in 1955, Dr. James Grace’s two-year-old son, Jimmy, spiked a fever of 105°. It was the first sign that the little boy had acute leukemia — a fast-moving disease that in those days had no hope of a cure. When his son died only a few months later, Dr. Grace converted his pain to passion.
Friday, February 26, 2016 - 1:02pm
Eva Noles

Late in 2015, Roswell Park and the Western New York nursing community lost a true pioneer. Eva Noles, the first African American woman to train and graduate as a registered nurse in Buffalo, died on December 2, 2015 at the age of 96.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 5:07pm

Nausea and vomiting may occur during your treatment, a few hours after your treatment (acute), or much later (delayed). Not everyone will experience this side effect, but it is most common in people who have had general anesthesia, are taking certain medications, or are receiving chemotherapy or radiation treatments.