Cancer Talk

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 4:37pm

Lymphedema—a potential side effect of cancer treatment—is abnormal fluid retention and swelling that typically develops in the arms or legs, but may occur anywhere in the body, including the trunk, breasts, genitals, face, head and neck. Symptoms may range from mild, with uncomfortable heaviness, fullness, tight skin, and tight-fitting clothing and jewelry, to severe, where the skin forms deep folds and becomes thickened, reddened, scaly and weeping. Although the condition is chronic, lymphedema can be treated.

Dr. Ermelinda Bonaccio, Director of Mammography, reviews a mammogram scan.
Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 11:19am

You may have heard about a technology called 3D mammography. We get quite a few questions about it from patients in our Breast Center. I’m very happy to announce that we now have the capability to offer 3D mammograms at the Roswell Park Mammography Center, but it’s important to understand what 3D mammography is used for and who will benefit most from the technology.

Monday, March 4, 2019 - 9:00am
Bruce Werner is reflective and appreciative when he thinks about his life. “Cancer is something I’ll probably die with but not die from. I’ve had a great life and I’ve been able to hang out for the last 30 years with a beautiful, wonderful woman."
Friday, March 1, 2019 - 4:24pm

After a kidney cancer diagnosis, one of the first questions your physician will seek to answer in developing your treatment plan will be whether your cancer can be treated with surgery — the standard, primary treatment for many patients. And if so, can you still keep your kidney?

Monday, February 25, 2019 - 10:31am
In many patients, the ostomy is temporary and can be reversed after the intestines have healed. This surgery is less complicated than the original surgery.
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 3:18pm

Yes, you definitely do. While the cold winter months may not immediately bring to mind warmth and sunshine, ultraviolet (UV) rays still pose a risk and you need to apply sunscreen before heading outdoors, just like in the summer.

Friday, February 15, 2019 - 4:13pm

Sometimes a happy ending is the best way to start a story.

Ronald Bolander, 85 — husband, father, retired corporate executive, volunteer and four-time liver cancer survivor — has been cancer-free for seven years.

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 3:03pm

You ask the Internet a lot of questions, and Roswell Park has some answers.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 3:35pm
There wasn’t chocolate, champagne, or rose petals, there was just his hand holding mine and never letting go. His presence and unwavering support meant more to me than a silly, store-bought gift.