Cancer Talk

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 4:56pm

Turning tragedy into kindness is no small feat, but one woman from Batavia does just that every year at Roswell Park and throughout her community.

Bonnie Hoag’s mother was a patient at Roswell before passing away on Sept. 9, 2015. “Everyone says this when someone dies, but my mom truly was a thoughtful, generous, amazing person,” Hoag says. “She did kind things for people she didn’t know and for people she did know. Her birthday was coming up and I was dreading it, so I thought, What if we made it a day of happiness?”

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 8:30am
Some cancers and cancer treatments can cause fever, and the number on your thermometer may not match the level of your risk. Here's what you need to know.
Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 3:22pm

Remember the days of tanning? Only a few decades ago people looked forward to slathering their bodies with oily lotions that helped turn skin darker and brought out a “healthy” glow.

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 10:00am

Hepatitis C is the most common blood-transmitted virus in the United States and the leading cause of liver cancer worldwide.

Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 8:51am
Chemotherapy may cause partial or even total hair loss, but this side effect is usually temporary. Here’s what you need to know about chemotherapy and hair loss.
Wednesday, July 4, 2018 - 9:00am

Summer is officially here — time to get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather, barbecues and beaches! But of course, summer also brings bugs.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 3:47pm

Many types of cancer are best treated using a combination of therapies, which may include surgery, cancer drugs and chemotherapy, radiation therapy and other approaches. Receiving each one at the right time and in the right sequence can have a great impact on the treatment plan’s success.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 9:00am

Hearing “you have cancer” usually triggers a range of emotions in people that may include anxiety, sadness, anger, fear, confusion and a sense of urgency to have the cancer treated as soon as possible.

Monday, July 2, 2018 - 1:52pm
When a loved one is going through cancer treatment, it can be difficult to know what to say or do. Every individual is different, and what is helpful to one person may not be to another. Recently our Facebook followers shared some things they wish their loved ones had known, said or done.