RPCI Cancer Talk

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.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 2:23pm

A complex and unexpected mix of emotions sometimes follows the end of cancer treatment. While you are relieved that your cancer is in remission, it’s normal to feel worried that the cancer could come back.

Monday, November 17, 2014 - 10:26am

It’s that time of year to start planning your family's Thanksgiving festivities. While planning your meal and making your guest list, be sure to avoid inviting foodborne illness to the table!

Monday, November 17, 2014 - 9:58am

On November 10, 2014 the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed decision to begin covering the cost of a promising type of

Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 8:31am

When diagnosing or treating cancer, a less-invasive procedure often leads to better outcomes and fewer risks.