RPCI Cancer Talk

Friday, January 23, 2015 - 11:18am

January marks National Blood Donor Month. There is a significant, ongoing need for blood and blood products at RPCI to ensure an adequate supply for patients undergoing cancer treatments or surgery.

Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 3:33pm

David Nowak, MD, PhD, arrived in Western New York via South Florida this past summer and is finding himself at home at Roswell Park.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 2:58pm

“How did I feel after learning I had breast cancer? A feeling of loneliness,” said Maria Torres, a resident of Buffalo, New York and breast and cervical cancer survivor.

Monday, January 5, 2015 - 3:34pm

Flaxseed is a food that is particularly rich in chemicals called Phytoestrogens. These chemicals act like other estrogens in a woman’s body but in a manner that does not promote cancer.

Monday, December 22, 2014 - 11:01am

Alcohol is a fixture at most holiday functions, but if liquor is off limits during cancer treatment, there are healthy alternatives to help you celebrate the season.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 1:27pm

Cancer patients have a wide variety of emotional and physical needs. You’ll want to find products that combat the effects of radiation and chemotherapy and make recovery from surgery a little easier. Certain things are prohibited during treatment and often times trigger negative reactions. 

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 10:25am

Although everyone is at risk of developing cancer, approximately 5 to 10 percent of cancers are due to inherited genetic mutations. As such, genetic testing may be helpful for high-risk families to determine whether they have an inherited cancer-susceptibility syndrome.

Friday, December 5, 2014 - 2:07pm

When eight-year-old Luke Gworek flips a switch during Roswell Park’s 2014 Tree of Hope celebration, nearly 75,000 lights will flash to music and shine from a towering tree in Kaminski Park. He can’t wait for the evening to arrive.

Friday, December 5, 2014 - 11:15am

Nearly all men will experience difficulty getting an erection (erectile dysfunction, or ED for short) for a period of time after undergoing robotic radical prostatectomy.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 1:24pm

One of the most well-known—and controversial—methods of cancer detection is the PSA test. PSA stands for prostate-specific antigen, the marker in blood that can indicate the presence of prostate cancer.