Cancer Talk

Friday, September 21, 2018 - 9:00am
Your immune system can detect and destroy bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites or unhealthy cells such as cancer cells. So why do you still get sick?
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 1:33pm

All families have their traditions. In ours, we tend to have big families, with numerous siblings – and a lot of cancer. My father was diagnosed with cancer when he was 44 years old. They found it in his lungs, did a biopsy and took part of his lung out.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 8:15am

Many cancer patients who are in treatment wonder what will happen if their treatment stops working. Here Ellis Levine, MD, Chief of Breast Medicine at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, discusses how different factors can affect the options available.

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 5:03pm

Cancer is confusing, and It’s hard to find the right words to help a child understand such a difficult disease. While we can’t tell you exactly what to say, we hope these books give you a good starting point for open and honest communication. The list includes insightful and educational stories to help your entire family find comfort and inspiration when it’s most needed.

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 4:29pm
Sitting in the waiting room before radiation therapy can be scary. This is a moment when patients are often compelled to face the reality of their diagnosis and accept treatment that can temporarily make them feel unwell. Employees who watch our patients sitting among strangers wish they could help them feel nurtured in these moments. Roswell Park’s Teresa Kishel, Senior Radiation Therapist, went out of her way to provide comfort to patients by offering them a soft, colorful shawl.
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 4:11pm
Sickle cell disease is one of the most common hereditary blood disorders in the world, and it affects many people right here in Western New York. To mark Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Month in September, we present information and tips to help patients and families cope with this disorder.
Monday, September 10, 2018 - 3:54pm
A survivor of Hodgkin’s lymphoma that was discovered when she was 16, Caryn Domzalski, now 35, has stayed active in Roswell Park’s Adolescent and Young Adult Program, a support group open to all survivors of pediatric, adolescent and young adult cancers. Through them, she heard about Roswell Park’s Onco-Fertility Clinic, which provides information about the risks of infertility from cancer treatment and the options available for fertility preservation and treatment.
Friday, September 7, 2018 - 9:36am

Everyone knows that smoking cigarettes is dangerous. Smoking cigarettes kills more Americans than alcohol, car accidents, HIV, guns and illegal drugs combined and, according to the American Cancer Society, about half of all Americans who keep smoking will die from their addiction.

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 11:00am
The old book doesn’t look like much. Its red fabric cover is faded. The edges of the pages have yellowed, and there are no photos or illustrations inside — just page after page bearing the signatures of eminent people, including world-renowned scientists who changed the course of history.