Cancer Talk

For some cancers, young adults now face twice the risk that Baby Boomers did at the same age — and it's due to excess weight.
Friday, March 29, 2019 - 8:00am
Research shows that obesity not only increases the risk of getting cancer but also speeds its development and makes it more likely to occur at a younger age.
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 8:55am
"We want patients to know that we're here not only for people of many faith traditions but also those who express their spirituality in a variety of other ways."
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 8:00am
This year the event is even more personal. "The sense of community and compassion that Roswell Park provided me during these unforeseen hardships is why I ride."
Monday, March 25, 2019 - 12:00pm
In occupational therapy, we look at your ability to do what we call "activities of daily living" — all the things that occupy your day: bathing, dressing, eating.
Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 9:32am

Like all the posts I’ve written for the Cancer Talk blog, this post starts with my name, and then three important words: Ovarian Cancer Survivor. What makes me a survivor? The answer seems obvious. Three and a half years after being diagnosed with Stage IIc ovarian cancer, I am still alive.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 9:38am

Cancer can change your whole life. Suddenly, everything is different – your relationships, your outlook on life, your emotions, your daily routine.

Monday, March 18, 2019 - 1:08pm
“I’m so grateful to have Roswell Park. It is such a great facility. It’s all about beating the disease there. And for the constant support of Gwen and our family. I don’t know where I’d be without them.”
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.