Cancer Talk

Friday, March 15, 2019 - 8:00am
Cancer patients have specific nutritional needs. Those needs can differ from person to person, depending on the type of cancer, the type of treatment and other factors. That's why Roswell Park's registered dietitians need specialized knowledge to care for our patients and survivors.
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 9:49am

I’ve always embraced a more casual style of nursing; my patients have always felt more like friends and family than strangers. I enjoy finding common ground and getting to know their family members.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 8:30am

If you feel well and your doctor has not restricted your diet, you may be interested in embracing a healthy lifestyle after cancer treatment.

Monday, March 11, 2019 - 1:17pm

“Am I pooping enough? Why is my poop green?” Seemingly silly questions like these are, in fact, important to understanding your body. The bowel movement chart below will help you decode your stool and discover helpful insights into your health. Keep in mind that everyone’s body is different and only a medical professional can evaluate your individual symptoms and observations.

If you've received a diagnosis of MGUS or smoldering myeloma, you may wonder what the chances are that they will turn into multiple myeloma.
Friday, March 8, 2019 - 8:00am
If you've received a diagnosis of MGUS or smoldering myeloma, you may wonder what the chances are that they will turn into multiple myeloma. Dr. Jens Hillengass explains.
Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 8:44am
Unfortunately, most pancreatic cancer cases are not found until the disease has reached stage IV.
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."