RPCI Cancer Talk

Monday, February 2, 2015 - 10:18am

Some days it’s hard to stay strong. I get emotional when I see families crying or patients struggling to cope with their illness. I feel for the moms who miss their child’s school event because of surgery or the young patients who are scared for their future.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 3:57pm

Childhood obesity can have both immediate and long-term effects on health and well-being. We develop our eating habits (and many other habits and behaviors) during childhood, so obesity frequently becomes a lifelong issue.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 4:40pm

Most men who are diagnosed with prostate cancer face one of just a few options for their treatment plan: watchful waiting—having their physician monitor the level of their prostate-specific antigen, or PSA, to ensure it doesn’t rise incrementally—or curative therapy, usually surgery.

Friday, January 23, 2015 - 4:42pm

Cancer disparities exist in minority communities across the country, including in Native American populations. One of Roswell Park’s newest faculty members, Rodney Haring, PhD, MSW, has devoted much of his adult life to understanding Native American health research.

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.

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.