Cancer Talk

Monday, April 8, 2019 - 10:13am

Every April, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center works to raise awareness about cancer among minority populations by recognizing National Minority Cancer Awareness Week, celebrated this year April 8-14, 2019.

Friday, April 5, 2019 - 10:00am
“While the side effects were very challenging for me to manage, the care I got at Roswell was unbelievable. Everybody,  from doctors and nurses to cleaning staff, made me feel so valued and cared for during that difficult time.”
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 4:13pm

For most young adults, their 20s and 30s are for graduations, starting careers or families – not for fighting cancer. Having cancer as a young adult is never on anyone’s five-year plan.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 9:22am
Can non-smokers get lung cancer? Yes, they can; here’s what you need to know. Lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer death worldwide. In the United States, more people die every year of lung cancer than of the other major cancers – breast, prostate and colon – combined. 
Monday, April 1, 2019 - 1:15pm

More than 50,000 people die of colorectal cancer each year — but the death rate is on a steady decline, and the American Cancer Society projects that the 2020 death rate will be 50% lower than the 2000 rate.

Friday, March 29, 2019 - 8:00am
Research shows that obesity not only increases the risk of getting cancer but also speeds its development and makes it more likely to occur at a younger age.
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 8:55am
"We want patients to know that we're here not only for people of many faith traditions but also those who express their spirituality in a variety of other ways."
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 8:00am
This year the event is even more personal. "The sense of community and compassion that Roswell Park provided me during these unforeseen hardships is why I ride."
Monday, March 25, 2019 - 12:00pm
In occupational therapy, we look at your ability to do what we call "activities of daily living" — all the things that occupy your day: bathing, dressing, eating.