RPCI Cancer Talk

Monday, August 17, 2015 - 12:13pm

Annette Hill got wonderful news in early May of 2014 when she learned she was pregnant. But toward the end of the month, after discovering a lump in her breast and pointing it out to her doctor, she got hit with a very different kind of news: she also had stage III breast cancer.

Monday, August 10, 2015 - 12:00pm

Cal Walker, 61, was diagnosed with a rare form of lymphoma. He recently underwent a bone marrow transplant at Roswell Park and is doing well. But for the next 54 weeks, Cal will be on disability from his job at Cornell University to recover from his illness. While most would consider this a setback, Cal looks at it as a “gift of time,” and he’s determined to use his time wisely.

Monday, August 3, 2015 - 2:27pm

Mohs surgery is a highly specialized procedure used to treat skin cancer while preserving as much normal surrounding tissue as possible. Roswell Park’s newest Mohs surgeon, Kimberly Brady, MD, shares more about what makes this procedure effective, who may be eligible for Mohs surgery and its origins.

Friday, July 31, 2015 - 11:39am

For patients with leukemia, lymphoma, and other blood cancers, a blood or marrow transplant can be a potential cure. But when the transplant uses marrow or blood stem cells from a donor, it can have two effects — one harmful and the other helpful.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 2:27pm

Everyone has a story to tell, and the Life Recorded program at RPCI gives patients and loved ones an opportunity to preserve that story for generations to come.

Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 9:01am

Solving a puzzle is a meticulous task, requiring concentration, logic and, at times, a certain degree of teamwork. Dermatopathologists solve puzzles each day and must excel in these areas, studying biopsies and providing precise diagnoses for patients.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 8:17am

“I didn’t think I was going to make it, so it’s really about my life today and how cancer makes a difference in a person’s life,” said Thomasina Holmes, a thriving lung cancer survivor who credits Roswell Park Cancer Institute for saving her life. 

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 4:04pm

When a patient with bladder cancer undergoes a radical cystectomy (removal of the entire blad

Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 3:33pm

Many of us watched the recent 3-part Ken Burns PBS documentary, The Emperor of All Maladies. Even if you didn’t, it's likely that you saw or heard frequent media stories about cancer during the weeks before and after.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 9:13am

If you see blood in your urine, don’t ignore it. Even if you’re not experiencing pain, it could be a symptom of bladder cancer, says Khurshid Guru, MD, Department of Urology, and Director of Robotic Surgery at Roswell Park.