RPCI Cancer Talk

Friday, February 28, 2014 - 12:39pm

The words cancer and fun seldom share space in a sentence. But cancer support groups – especially for young adult patients – are increasingly geared towards fun and entertainment in activity-based settings.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 12:16pm

As we conclude Black History Month, we look at some of the major achievements in medicine by highlighting five African Americans who made their mark in cancer research. These individuals were among the first of their ethnic group to make significant contributions to the medical field and helped pave the way for others. Read about these hardworking visionaries that changed the face of cancer for countless patients throughout the world.

Friday, February 21, 2014 - 12:20pm

My husband, Brian Townson was in his 60s when he learned that he had collecting duct renal carcinoma (CDC), a rare and very aggressive form of kidney cancer that is usually diagnosed after it has spread to other parts of the body.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 3:17pm

The news of a cancer diagnosis is difficult for patients and their caregivers, so it helps to find ways to cope with the added stress.

Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 12:28pm

If you’re looking for a sweet treat for your Valentine this week, look no further than dark chocolate. Of course dark chocolate tastes good. It’s chocolate! But it may also be good for your heart.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 10:56am

A kind gesture is sometimes the best form of medicine. Every day in the Roswell Park Patient Hospitality Room, you’ll find one of 24 volunteers eager to help make your day a little brighter. Whether it’s through friendly conversation, a cup of coffee, or a sympathetic hug, the Hospitality Room is a place for patients and families to relax away from home.

Monday, February 10, 2014 - 9:51am

If you are a cancer patient or survivor, you've most likely become accustomed to frequent visits to a phlebotomist, or a specialist trained in drawing your blood for testing. But what is all that blood work for? What exactly is your cancer care team looking at?

Friday, February 7, 2014 - 1:32pm

Cancer patients and their families and friends may look for books that offer hope, encouragement, and guidance. Our experts at Roswell Park put together this reading list full of insightful and educational books to help those living with or around cancer find comfort and inspiration when it's most needed.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 8:04am

Misconceptions about cancer are plentiful. It’s oftentimes hard to differentiate the facts from fiction. That’s why it’s important to clear up any confusion with what you may have heard or read about cancer.

Friday, January 31, 2014 - 1:08pm

Many times at Roswell Park, we know exactly why a patient is in our care. Their disease has been diagnosed and a treatment plan has been established. Sometimes, however, people are referred to RPCI with various symptoms and only a suspicion of cancer.